What is it?

CESA, Fundacion Bolivar Davivienda, Connect Bogota Region and Oxentia work together to provide an Accelerator programme, specifically focused on innovation and high growth potential businesses with international market opportunities.

The Accelerator is specifically focused on early stage or yet to be formed businesses with innovations derived from the academic research base. However, we would also consider innovation-based, high growth potential businesses spun out from the private sector or developed within the community.

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What does it include?

The Accelerator programme is 16 weeks in duration and will be tailored in its support for each project.

The overall objective will be to develop and improve the investment ready status of the projects. Specific activities may include: development of the project management team, validate and develop the business model and facilitation of a step change in development of the business to further de-risk the commercial and investment opportunity.

Projects will graduate from the accelerator having achieved the agreed step change in development status and will be eligible for consideration for investment from private and public-sector funds which partner with the Accelerator.


CESA School of Business
INCUBA – Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bogotá, Colombia

Some sessions may be held at Connect Bogotá

Who should apply?

• Colombian University researchers or technology entrepreneurs and innovators in the Cundinamarca, Cali and Bucaramanga regions.

• Early-stage innovation based businesses with international potential seeking investment opportunities.

• Innovations from Life sciences, Software, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Aggrotech or Food Sciences sectors.

• Projects at any stage of development, but preferably pre-revenue with research data to support the principals of your idea.

If you require further clarification on eligibility please send us an email at hello@oxelerator.com

What happens next?

Applications for the Oxelerator programme close on the 23th of April 2018 at 23:59 COT. 40 projects will be selected to take part in a three day accelerator Bootcamp in Bogota. From the Bootcamp stage 15 entrepreneurs will then be shortlisted and invited to join the 16-week acceleration stage of the programme. Apply now by filling out the Application Form.

A $200 USD programme entry fee is payable if you are selected onto the Bootcamp phase, and a further $300 USD fee is payable for the 16-week acceleration programme.

Selected independent entrepreneurs may be considered for a scholarship to cover fees.

If you have any questions please contact us at hello@oxelerator.com