Tech Ranch is pleased to have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Chihuahua, Mexico.
This is a continuation of Tech Ranch’s support of Mexican entrepreneurs over many years and comes just weeks after wrapping up the first Innovation Bridge Mexico-Austin program. Through this strengthened commitment, we will work with the government of Chihuahua to:
- Build and strengthen the relationship between Tech Ranch and the state of Chihuahua
- Offer additional opportunities to entrepreneurs and innovators in both communities
- Offer opportunities for entrepreneurs from Chihuahua to receive funding to participate in Tech Ranch accelerator programs
As a first step in this MOU, Tech Ranch Founder and CEO, Kevin Koym, traveled to Chihuahua to meet with members of the Chihuahua government and attend Chihuahua Innova, a conference that celebrates innovation and entrepreneurs. During the conference, Kevin spoke about impact innovation, technology companies, and how entrepreneurs are solving problems around the world. Kevin also served as a judge in a funding process in which he reviewed 30 innovation companies and gave funding recommendations.
In addition to attending Chihuahua Innova, Kevin had the opportunity to meet with the Secretaries of Economy for both the city and state of Chihuahua. He was also able to tour Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Chihuahua Campus. Tech Ranch worked with Tecnológico de Monterrey and Dr. Antonio Rios to create the Innovation Bridge Mexico-Austin. The Chihuahua MOU strengthens the long-standing relationship that Tech Ranch has with entrepreneurial ecosystems in Mexico.
This is especially exciting for Tech Ranch companies like Ketotrace, one of the startups selected for the recent Innovation Bridge Mexico-Austin program. Ketotrace originates from Chihuahua and helps consumers maintain a healthier lifestyle by following a Ketogenic diet. Ketotrace provides useful tools for consumers such as a Bluetooth device that tracks biological data on a custom app, meal plans, macronutrient calculators, and more. Through this MOU, startups like Ketotrace will have access to funding to participate in Tech Ranch programs and take their businesses to the next level.
Tech Ranch’s mission has always been to drive positive change in the world. This MOU allows us more opportunities to support entrepreneurs and ecosystems that are creating world-changing technology.
We thank the state of Chihuahua for their support and look forward to working with them.
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