One-line solution summary:
UMX is creating the most effective community to solve BFPs (Big F***ing Problems), by scaling innovative business models transforming lives.
Pitch your solution.
we have a visión to create a world where no one is slave to their circunstances and how we do it we co-desing iniciatives with corporations and foundations that belives that solving social and environmental problems its not only something moral imperative but also a market oportunnity that we have never seen before.
Over 7 years, Unreasonable México has accelerated 153 social and environmental ventures (92% still active) that have raised +25 million dollars in funding and most incredibly, they benefit +2.5 million people. This is showcased in GALI Acceleration Study by Emory University in partnership with Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), where our ventures demonstrated: (a) 7X more growth in employment (b) 21X more income growth and (c) 240X more funding raised, than ventures not selected to participate in the programs (1 year after the program).
Multianual collaborations are effective strategies to have high and deep impact.
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What specific problem are you solving?
Only 1% of the population owns 40% of the wealth in Mexico -Oxfam Mexico, if we put it on a pie chart with 100 people and 10 slices, 4 slices would be for 1 person and 6 slices would be for 99 people, what Worse is that the inequality gap continues to grow rapidly, in addition Mexico is part of the 25% of countries with higher levels of inequality according to the World Bank.
In addition, the gap is growing more and more and does not allow people from the base of the pyramid to access basic services, or jobs that allow them to develop, because in Mexico the difference in salary of the base of the pyramid 5 dlls, is 18 times less than what a director earns, it is an unfair distribution of wealth, to mitigate this it is important to distribute wealth differently, so that people at the base of the pyramid can generate savings, have jobs that promote them and create alliances with other communities to access much fairer jobs.
What is your solution?
-Trascender Irrazonable- focused on generating quality jobs in a massive way in vulnerable sectors, through the growth of social enterprises.
Is a program where we look for the 10 most disruptive entrepreneurs in the country and we bring them together with some of the most revolutionary minds on the continent like Arturo Galván the person who brought the internet to LATAM, or Tom Chi creators of Google's self driving car and also, we approach investment funds, they live under the same roof for 2 weeks where not only do they meet incredible people, also we create a curriculum designed for each company problems, we help them understand an anthropological context of the final beneficiaries, to increase their impact.
Like Someone Somewhere - which support indigenous women marketing t-shirts with an embroidery made by artisans after 2 years
• They created a profitable business model.
• Their team grew 12X.
• Sales grew from 25,000 a year to 2 million annually (80X)
• They expanded to 6 states in the country.
• They raised> 1.5 MM dollars in investment.
• Indigenous women increase their income 400%.
• They have lifted> 240 families out of poverty in 7 communities.
Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?
There are two beneficiary populations:
The entrepreneurs. They are founders of companies that use innovation and technology to generate decent work opportunities on a massive scale.
Needs. Lack of access to the knowledge, resources and connections necessary to survive. They fail to build effective teams, find the customer base, or secure the funding necessary to grow.
How they are addressed. Designing the curriculum based on your specific needs. In the program they receive: resources, methodologies, workshops, critical connections and access to capital. That is why we bring together the entire ecosystem - for 3 weeks - that they need to scale their impact. Including: foundation and fund managers, innovation and technology experts.
The final beneficiaries. They are people belonging to the middle, lower middle class and base of the pyramid.
Needs. They do not have the skills that the current work environment demands, they have become unemployed, they are excluded from the productive sectors, or they are unable to generate enough income to exceed the poverty line.
How they are addressed. Generating anthropological knowledge in entrepreneurs so that they can generate solutions tailored to their final beneficiaries and periodically measuring the impact that entrepreneurs have on their lives.
Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?Enable small and new businesses, especially in untapped communities, to prosper and create good jobs through access to capital, networks, and technology
Explain how the problem, your solution, and your solution’s target population relate to the Challenge and your selected dimension.
The project becomes more relevant and strategic for the country every day - since the initiative's focus is to detonate innovation to generate decent work on a massive scale. 75% of jobs in Mexico are generated by small and new businesses and the ONU estimates that in the next 6-12 months +29 million people in Latin America will fall into poverty.
Detonating entrepreneurship, creating decent jobs through companies with community development models and giving access to the necessary connections to grow its impact and bussines, that allow employment to be detonated in vulnerable communities.
In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?Aguascalientes, Ags., México
What is your solution’s stage of development?Growth: An organization with an established product, service, or business model rolled out in one or, ideally, several communities, which is poised for further growth
Who is the primary delegate for your solution?
Raul de Anda Alvaréz
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Which of the following categories best describes your solution?A new business model or process
Describe what makes your solution innovative.
The objective is to solve the most pressing humanitarian problems in Mexico through the acceleration of the most innovative and effective models of entrepreneurship in community development tackling lack of opportunities, unemployment. We offer a one-of-a-kind experience designed around the belief that it takes a whole ecosystem to create long lasting impact in a community Looking for companies that are leveraged from technology and innovation to be able to grow solutions to the size that problems grow, we look for companies like Rutopía is an Airbnb-like platform to take tourists to unique experiences where their hosts are people who live in vulnerable communities, allowing them to increase your income.
During the program, entrepreneurs will:
Learn critical skills
Master the ability to lead high- impact teams
Build a team of dedicated mentors
Get ready to raise funding
Enter a community that will support them for life
The program will develop in four stages:
Selection Leveraging from our +120 pipeline partners we will attract and select ventures from all around the country.
Curricula Customization then you will be diagnosed with the support of specialists in their industries
Acceleration entrepreneurs will live, work and build longlasting relationships with 40 top elite mentors living by the same roof by 2 weeks
Follow Up for 1 year we will follow the growth of the 10 ventures and measure their impact.
Provide evidence that this technology works.
Emory University through the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI). Helps us investigate the effectiveness of our model to support entrepreneurs in their accelerated growth. We have been part of the study for 5 years now.
Quarterly data tracking. We track how SGBs increase / decrease in: (1) revenue (2) job creation (3) geographic expansion (4) funding raised (5) lives benefited. This is executed by our entrepreneur support team.
Over 7 years, UMX has accelerated 153 social and environmental ventures (92% still active) that have raised +25 million dollars in funding and most incredibly, they benefit +2.5 million people. This is showcased in GALI Acceleration Study by Emory University in partnership with Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), where our ventures demonstrated: (a) 7X more growth in employment (b) 21X more income growth and (c) 240X more funding raised, than ventures not selected to participate in the programs (1 year after the program).
Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:
What is your theory of change?
1. Bring together entrepreneurs who are solving the same problem but from different angles, that the learning of all entrepreneurs be capitalized to avoid mistakes that other organizations have made, generate powerful relationships that help each other and can create alliances between organizations either with Entrepreneurs, mentors or investment funds, be able to solve the problem in a profound way so that changes are made that last and change lives but are scalable to benefit the greatest number of lives in the least amount of time.
2. With a deep understanding of their beneficiaries so that they design their solutions based on the beneficiaries and thus become increasingly useful and allow them to make customized solutions / potential clients while in contact with the leaders of the continent, there would be greater dominance of the game they were playing and will allow them to approach more potential customers through the unreasonable network and tangible results in the growth of their company such as sales, funding and investment, jobs generated within the organization and its beneficiaries, and lives benefited.
Select the key characteristics of your target population.
Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?
In which countries do you currently operate?
In which countries will you be operating within the next year?
How many people does your solution currently serve? How many will it serve in one year? In five years?
There are two types of beneficiaries.
Entrepreneurs and founders of companies.
whom we have served +153 entrepreneurs for 7 years, for next year we will have served +200 companies and in the next 5 years +700 companies.
Companies have benefited +2,500,000 lives, we hope to reach +3,000,000 beneficiaries next year through our acceleration programs.
With Citi-Banamex we have already run 2 acceleration programs for 2 years, and we have managed to benefit +1,200,000 lives,
we hope in 5 years to be benefiting +10,000,000 lives through our programs, using technology as our ally, for each time to be able to further grow our impact and not only in Mexico, but to explore how to run programs throughout Latin America, to be an impossible movement to stop.
Julián Nazara Nazara Cultura y talento, Unreasonable México