Business Incubator Network
In order to boost entrepreneurship amongst students and encourage the creation and development of new businesses, in 2001 we developed a Business Incubator Network.
Not only has this model allowed to transform into real companies the ideas developed in the entrepreneurship courses, but also the ideas of our alumni and the community. Accordingly, we built a network of business incubators in Tecnológico de Monterrey and became a pioneer in Latin America, founding the first of these incubators in Monterrey Campus in October 2001.
As mentioned in its 2015 Mission, this network of business incubators has strengthened Tecnológico de Monterrey’s commitment to support the development of the country by creating, developing, and transferring models and networks of incubators in order to contribute to the creation of businesses.
What is a Network of Incubators?
Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Business Incubator Network is a comprehensive platform supporting the creation and development of start-ups, providing the tools and support required by the entrepreneurs in order to have more and better opportunities to start and create their own business. Its main objectives are:
* Providing students, alumni, and the entrepreneurial community with a model for developing start-ups.
* Training competitive entrepreneurs and companies in the national and international arena, so that they contribute to the social development of their communities.
* Encouraging the contribution of Tecnológico de Monterrey’s campuses to the development of the region where they operate.
Within the Business Incubator Network, we provide for projects that require different demands for support due to both the nature of their respective business models, and the level of technology involved. Hence, we have three Sub-Networks of Business Incubators, the first of their kind in Latin America:
Network of Technology-Based Incubators:
It supports the transformation of innovative ideas and projects of high-added value companies that generate new knowledge in progressive sectors such as agro-biotechnology, biotechnology, development of IT, pharmaceutics, biomedical engineer, energy, aerospace and automotive engineering
Network of Intermediate-Technology Incubators:
This network supports the creation, development, and consolidation of companies with a business model involving processes that integrate elements of innovation. The network advises companies on consulting, telecommunications, franchise development, software services, construction, agro-businesses, and commerce, among others.
Network of Social Incubators
This network promotes the creation and strengthening of microbusinesses by providing training and advice to entrepreneurs, so that they can undertake productive projects that are both a source of employment and a driver of growth within their communities. In addition, the network offers educational programs to develop and enhance people’s business skills.
Intermediate technology and high technology networks have served over 3,000 projects in the last two years. These businesses have created over 6,000 direct employment opportunities (2010-2011).
Similarly, the Network of Social Incubators has advised over 3,500 microbusinesses during the last five years, assisted by the active participation of 13,195 student advisors from Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Model of Business Incubators
The Model of Business Incubators developed by Tecnológico de Monterrey consists of three stages: creation (pre-incubation), development (incubation), and business consolidation (post-incubation). We support entrepreneurs all through the three stages.
Identifying business opportunities, developing a business model, and creating the company.
Facilitating and overseeing companies all the way through implementation, operation, and development
Delivering support and monitoring companies in order to promote their growth and market consolidation
The Business Incubator Network has over 700 specialists who provide coaching and advice all through this process.
Through the Model of Business Incubators, our Business Incubator Network offers direct assistance to entrepreneurs and businessmen during the three stages of the model. There is also an array of services to help them achieve and consolidate their business idea. Entrepreneurs and businessmen receive comprehensive support through:
- Customized coaching
- Specialized advice in areas such as:
- Marketing and sales
- Accounting and finances
- Foreign trade
- Legal issues
- Business training
- Business networking
- Links to opportunities for funding and investment
- Links to Tecnológico de Monterrey’s research centers and laboratories
In addition to the comprehensive services offered, the Business Incubator Network has found that all companies and entrepreneurs have specific requirements if they are to obtain the desired development. For that reason, we have created two types of incubation:
In this mode, the entrepreneur has a workplace to carry out the operations of his business within the facilities of one of our business incubators at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
In this mode, we offer support services to those entrepreneurs and businessmen living far away from any of the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s business incubators, or to those who already have a place for their business operations. The Online Incubation service is accessed through Portal Emprendetec, providing entrepreneurs with a flexible and secure tool always available to them. This tool will provide them with guidance and assistance to build and develop a successful company.
Who Can Participate?
The Business Incubator Network developed by Tecnológico de Monterrey is intended for those entrepreneurs who wish to make their business idea come true. Hence it supports:
- Students from all undergraduate and graduate programs offered by Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Parents of Tecnológico de Monterrey’s students
- Alumni from Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Teaching and administrative staff from Tecnológico de Monterrey
- General public wishing to start their own business
- Entrepreneurs wanting to develop their business plan or to launch a new product line
- Researchers and scientists seeking to develop their products or business
Where are the incubators located?
Today, the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Business Incubator Network has 101 Business Incubators: 25 Intermediate Technology, 8 High Technology, and 67 Social Incubators. These Incubators are distributed nationwide; in addition, an Online Incubator provides services through the website Portal Emprendetec.
|Campus||Type of incubator||Contact||Phone number|
|Social Incubators||Social||Lic. Jairo Ruiz Navafirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel. (81) 8358 2000 Ext. 6462|
|High impact Incubator||Social||Lic. Odille Sánchez Domínguezemail@example.com||Tel. (81) 8358 2000 Ext. 5508|
|Aguascalientes||High Technology||Laura Fernanda Escareñofirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(449)9100900 Ext. 5522|
|Chihuahua||Intermediate Technology||Sara Delia Aragónemail@example.com||Tel.(614)4395000 Ext. 5511|
|Ciudad Juárez||Intermediate Technology||Silvia Marquez de la Rosafirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(656)6299100 Ext. 3202|
|Cuernavaca||Intermediate Technology||Jaime Guillermo Arau Ruízemail@example.com||Tel. (777) 329 7100 Ext. 1899|
|Estado de México||Intermediate Technology and High Technology||Alma Leticia Torres Quirozfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(55) 5864 5555 Ext. 5311|
|Estado de México||Hub Social Entrepreneurship||Carolina Soria Aldazemail@example.com||Tel. (55) 5864 5831|
|Guadalajara||Intermediate Technology and High Technology||Geraldina Silveyra Leonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(33)36693000 Ext. 2217|
|Guadalajara||Hub Social Entrepreneurship||Alejandro Moralesemail@example.com||Tel. (33) 38 322 937|
|Hidalgo||Intermediate Technology||Alejandra Zamudiofirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel. (771)717 1855 Ext. 1891|
|Hidalgo||Social Entrepreneurship||Nora Elena Barba Eviaemail@example.com||Tel. (771) 714 4161|
|Irapuato||Intermediate Technology||Ma. Guadalupe Gallardo Serranofirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(462)6068000 Ext. 4819|
|Laguna||Intermediate Technology||Juan Diego Hinojosa Sandovalemail@example.com||Tel.(871)7296363 Ext. 6520|
|León||Intermediate Technology||José Ramiro Quezada Díazfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(477)7109000 Ext. 3520|
|Monterrey||Intermediate Technology||Neri Elia Ríos Enríquezemail@example.com||Tel. (81) 8358 2000 Ext. 4960|
|Monterrey||Hub Social Entrepreneurship||Christian Hernando Salazar Mantillafirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel. (81) 835 8200
|Morelia||Intermediate Technology||Maximiliano Mendiolaemail@example.com||Tel. (443)3226820
|Puebla||Intermediate Technology||Manuel Calderón Leyvafirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel. (222)3032265 Ext. 1957|
|Puebla||Hub Social Entrepreneurship||Hilda Ortizemail@example.com||Tel. 80 783 2292|
|Querétaro||Intermediate and High Technology||Marisol Díaz Infante Arrambidefirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(442)2383383
|Querétaro||Hub Social Entrepreneurship||Itzel Medina Cornejoemail@example.com||Tel. (442) 218 6675|
|Saltillo||Intermediate Technology||Olga Lydia Martínez Cardonafirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(844)4118000
|San Luis Potosí||Intermediate and High Technology||Rafael Antonio Tristán Zamoresemail@example.com||Tel.(444)8341000
|Santa Fe||High Technology||Adriana Cervantes Gómezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(55)91778000
|Santa Fe||Hub Social Entrepreneurship||Nitzia Peñaemail@example.com||Tel. (55) 9177 8000 Ext. 7827|
|Sinaloa||Intermediate Technology||Cinthya Flores Riverafirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(667)7591600
|Tampico||Intermediate Technology||Maria Magdalena Ocon Pérezemail@example.com||Tel.(833)2291600
|Toluca||Intermediate and High Technology||Carlos Dotorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tel.(722) 279 9990 Ext. 2257, 2727 y 2735|
|Toluca||Toluca Social Incubator||Silvia Tinajeroemail@example.com||Tel.(722) 279 9990 Ext. 2962|