Reto Emprendedor República Dominicana

CONTEXT:

Reto Emprendedor adresses early stage startups needs of seed capital and support to launch their product/services to the market. With the intervention of the program and what its offer (seed capital, training, mentorship and connections) we hope that entrepreneurs have the right skills and mindset to better develop their current or future venture. 

SUPPORT MECHANISM:

The program is designed to connect local businesses and support organizations with the purpose of developing a local entrepreneurial ecosystem. This connection helps us develop capacities by training mentors in the territories on entrepreneurship toolkit. 

IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES:

Ministry of Industry, Commerce & MSMEs - Lead coordinator.

Local Chambers of Commerce and Production

Universities

City Council

Local Government Agencies

Local NGOs

 

ELIGIBILITY:

General public over 18 years old with:

Concept prototype or startup a less than 3 years of operations.

 

 

Timeline:

There is no specific timeline defined for the program. Any local organizations can start the process of bringing the program to their territory by asking to the Ministry to execute it for their entrepreneurs, this organization becomes the lead coordinator of the program and must obtain the support of the other organization in the territory. 

MONITORING + EVALUATION METHODS

Base line evaluation of the entreprenurs at the start and the end of the program.

CHALLENGES + LESSONS TO DATE:

The main challenge is to be able to align the agenda and create a network of private and public organizations that works towards building a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

KEY ADVISOR(S) OR LEADER(S):

Ministry of Industry, Commerce & MSMEs.

  • Jose M. Checo, Entrepreneurship Director
  • Rubi R. Breton, Head of Innovative Businesses
  • Alan Fernandez, Head of Entrepreneurial Mindset Development
  • Patricia Acosta, Head of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

 

CURATED BY

Red Nacional De Emprendimiento de la República Dominicana, Ministry of Industry & Commerce of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Red Nacional De Emprendimiento de la República Dominicana, Ministry of Industry & Commerce of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
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