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Previous Speakers

Courtney McColgan

Founder & CEO at Runa

Stelleo Tolda

Co-founder of Mercado Libre

Jorge Vargas Neto

Co-founder & CEO at BHub

Gastón Irigoyen

Co-founder & CEO at Pomelo

Santiago Molina

Co-founder & CEO at Finkargo

Julián Torres

Co-Founder at Ontop

Santiago Aparicio

Co-Founder & CEO at Ontop

Freddy Vega

Co-founder & CEO at Platzi

Christian Van Der Henst

Co-founder of Platzi

Gigi Levy-Weiss

General Partner at NFX

Jaïr Halevi

Startups & VCs at Miro

Adam Fishman

Partner at Reforge

Pete Flint

General Partner at NFX

Andres Bilbao

Co-founder at Rappi

Tania Zapata

Co-founder of Bunny Studio and Akily

Alex Torrenegra

Founder of Torre

Thomaz Srougi

Co-founder of dr.consulta

Irit Epelbaum

Product Management Advisor

Sasha Astafyeva

Partner at Atomico

Jonathan Lewy

Co-founder of Investo and Grin Scooters

Reed McBride

Head of Business Development at Carta

Greg Waldorf

Investor and former CEO of Invoice2Go and eHarmony

Sam Corcos

Co-founder of Levels

Karen Bruck

VP Commerce Strategic Initiatives at Mercado Libre

Miriam Warren

Chief Diversity Officer at Yelp

Jason Yeh

Founder of Adamant Ventures

Anique Drumright

VP of Product at Loom

Luis Daniel Alegria

Head of Product at Rappi

Daniel Green

Partner at Gunderson Dettmer

Nir Eyal

Author of Hooked

Ana Cristina Gadala

Principal at QED

Madhu ​​Muthukumar

Chief Product Officer at Notion

Patrick Kolencherry

Product Manager at Latitud
(ex-Twilio)

Tomas Roggio

Head of Ventures at Latitud
(ex-Disney)

Virginia Campo

Director of Programs at Latitud
(ex-Selina)

Yuri Danilchenko

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Escale)

Mariana Donangelo

Partner at Kaszek

Gina Gotthilf

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Duolingo)

Gabriel Vasquez

Partner at a16z

Fernanda Caloi

Director of Special Projects at Latitud
(ex-Google)

Brian Requarth

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Viva Real)

Angie Udry

Partner at Kaszek

Andy Young

Partner at Kaszek

Courtney McColgan

Founder & CEO at Runa

Stelleo Tolda

Co-founder of Mercado Libre

Jorge Vargas Neto

Co-founder & CEO at BHub

Gastón Irigoyen

Co-founder & CEO at Pomelo

Santiago Molina

Co-founder & CEO at Finkargo

Julián Torres

Co-Founder at Ontop

Santiago Aparicio

Co-Founder & CEO at Ontop

Freddy Vega

Co-founder & CEO at Platzi

Christian Van Der Henst

Co-founder of Platzi

Gigi Levy-Weiss

General Partner at NFX

Jaïr Halevi

Startups & VCs at Miro

Adam Fishman

Partner at Reforge

Pete Flint

General Partner at NFX

Andres Bilbao

Co-founder at Rappi

Tania Zapata

Co-founder of Bunny Studio and Akily

Alex Torrenegra

Founder of Torre

Thomaz Srougi

Co-founder of dr.consulta

Irit Epelbaum

Product Management Advisor

Sasha Astafyeva

Partner at Atomico

Jonathan Lewy

Co-founder of Investo and Grin Scooters

Reed McBride

Head of Business Development at Carta

Greg Waldorf

Investor and former CEO of Invoice2Go and eHarmony

Sam Corcos

Co-founder of Levels

Karen Bruck

VP Commerce Strategic Initiatives at Mercado Libre

Miriam Warren

Chief Diversity Officer at Yelp

Jason Yeh

Founder of Adamant Ventures

Anique Drumright

VP of Product at Loom

Luis Daniel Alegria

Head of Product at Rappi

Daniel Green

Partner at Gunderson Dettmer

Nir Eyal

Author of Hooked

Ana Cristina Gadala

Principal at QED

Madhu ​​Muthukumar

Chief Product Officer at Notion

Patrick Kolencherry

Product Manager at Latitud
(ex-Twilio)

Tomas Roggio

Head of Ventures at Latitud
(ex-Disney)

Virginia Campo

Director of Programs at Latitud
(ex-Selina)

Yuri Danilchenko

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Escale)

Mariana Donangelo

Partner at Kaszek

Gina Gotthilf

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Duolingo)

Gabriel Vasquez

Partner at a16z

Fernanda Caloi

Director of Special Projects at Latitud
(ex-Google)

Brian Requarth

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Viva Real)

Angie Udry

Partner at Kaszek

Andy Young

Partner at Kaszek

Courtney McColgan

Founder & CEO at Runa

Stelleo Tolda

Co-founder of Mercado Libre

Jorge Vargas Neto

Co-founder & CEO at BHub

Gastón Irigoyen

Co-founder & CEO at Pomelo

Santiago Molina

Co-founder & CEO at Finkargo

Julián Torres

Co-Founder at Ontop

Santiago Aparicio

Co-Founder & CEO at Ontop

Freddy Vega

Co-founder & CEO at Platzi

Christian Van Der Henst

Co-founder of Platzi

Gigi Levy-Weiss

General Partner at NFX

Jaïr Halevi

Startups & VCs at Miro

Adam Fishman

Partner at Reforge

Pete Flint

General Partner at NFX

Andres Bilbao

Co-founder at Rappi

Tania Zapata

Co-founder of Bunny Studio and Akily

Alex Torrenegra

Founder of Torre

Thomaz Srougi

Co-founder of dr.consulta

Irit Epelbaum

Product Management Advisor

Sasha Astafyeva

Partner at Atomico

Jonathan Lewy

Co-founder of Investo and Grin Scooters

Reed McBride

Head of Business Development at Carta

Greg Waldorf

Investor and former CEO of Invoice2Go and eHarmony

Sam Corcos

Co-founder of Levels

Karen Bruck

VP Commerce Strategic Initiatives at Mercado Libre

Miriam Warren

Chief Diversity Officer at Yelp

Jason Yeh

Founder of Adamant Ventures

Anique Drumright

VP of Product at Loom

Luis Daniel Alegria

Head of Product at Rappi

Daniel Green

Partner at Gunderson Dettmer

Nir Eyal

Author of Hooked

Ana Cristina Gadala

Principal at QED

Madhu ​​Muthukumar

Chief Product Officer at Notion

Patrick Kolencherry

Product Manager at Latitud
(ex-Twilio)

Tomas Roggio

Head of Ventures at Latitud
(ex-Disney)

Virginia Campo

Director of Programs at Latitud
(ex-Selina)

Yuri Danilchenko

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Escale)

Mariana Donangelo

Partner at Kaszek

Gina Gotthilf

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Duolingo)

Gabriel Vasquez

Partner at a16z

Fernanda Caloi

Director of Special Projects at Latitud
(ex-Google)

Brian Requarth

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Viva Real)

Angie Udry

Partner at Kaszek

Andy Young

Partner at Kaszek

Courtney McColgan

Founder & CEO at Runa

Stelleo Tolda

Co-founder of Mercado Libre

Jorge Vargas Neto

Co-founder & CEO at BHub

Gastón Irigoyen

Co-founder & CEO at Pomelo

Santiago Molina

Co-founder & CEO at Finkargo

Julián Torres

Co-Founder at Ontop

Santiago Aparicio

Co-Founder & CEO at Ontop

Freddy Vega

Co-founder & CEO at Platzi

Christian Van Der Henst

Co-founder of Platzi

Gigi Levy-Weiss

General Partner at NFX

Jaïr Halevi

Startups & VCs at Miro

Adam Fishman

Partner at Reforge

Pete Flint

General Partner at NFX

Andres Bilbao

Co-founder at Rappi

Tania Zapata

Co-founder of Bunny Studio and Akily

Alex Torrenegra

Founder of Torre

Thomaz Srougi

Co-founder of dr.consulta

Irit Epelbaum

Product Management Advisor

Sasha Astafyeva

Partner at Atomico

Jonathan Lewy

Co-founder of Investo and Grin Scooters

Reed McBride

Head of Business Development at Carta

Greg Waldorf

Investor and former CEO of Invoice2Go and eHarmony

Sam Corcos

Co-founder of Levels

Karen Bruck

VP Commerce Strategic Initiatives at Mercado Libre

Miriam Warren

Chief Diversity Officer at Yelp

Jason Yeh

Founder of Adamant Ventures

Anique Drumright

VP of Product at Loom

Luis Daniel Alegria

Head of Product at Rappi

Daniel Green

Partner at Gunderson Dettmer

Nir Eyal

Author of Hooked

Ana Cristina Gadala

Principal at QED

Madhu ​​Muthukumar

Chief Product Officer at Notion

Patrick Kolencherry

Product Manager at Latitud
(ex-Twilio)

Tomas Roggio

Head of Ventures at Latitud
(ex-Disney)

Virginia Campo

Director of Programs at Latitud
(ex-Selina)

Yuri Danilchenko

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Escale)

Mariana Donangelo

Partner at Kaszek

Gina Gotthilf

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Duolingo)

Gabriel Vasquez

Partner at a16z

Fernanda Caloi

Director of Special Projects at Latitud
(ex-Google)

Brian Requarth

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Viva Real)

Angie Udry

Partner at Kaszek

Andy Young

Partner at Kaszek

Santiago Molina

Co-founder & CEO at Finkargo

Julián Torres

Co-Founder at Ontop

Santiago Aparicio

Co-Founder & CEO at Ontop

Freddy Vega

Co-founder & CEO at Platzi

Christian Van Der Henst

Co-founder of Platzi

Gigi Levy-Weiss

General Partner at NFX

Jaïr Halevi

Startups & VCs at Miro

Adam Fishman

Partner at Reforge

Pete Flint

General Partner at NFX

Andres Bilbao

Co-founder at Rappi

Tania Zapata

Co-founder of Bunny Studio and Akily

Alex Torrenegra

Founder of Torre

Thomaz Srougi

Co-founder of dr.consulta

Irit Epelbaum

Product Management Advisor

Sasha Astafyeva

Partner at Atomico

Jonathan Lewy

Co-founder of Investo and Grin Scooters

Reed McBride

Head of Business Development at Carta

Greg Waldorf

Investor and former CEO of Invoice2Go and eHarmony

Sam Corcos

Co-founder of Levels

Karen Bruck

VP Commerce Strategic Initiatives at Mercado Libre

Miriam Warren

Chief Diversity Officer at Yelp

Jason Yeh

Founder of Adamant Ventures

Anique Drumright

VP of Product at Loom

Luis Daniel Alegria

Head of Product at Rappi

Daniel Green

Partner at Gunderson Dettmer

Nir Eyal

Author of Hooked

Ana Cristina Gadala

Principal at QED

Madhu ​​Muthukumar

Chief Product Officer at Notion

Patrick Kolencherry

Product Manager at Latitud
(ex-Twilio)

Tomas Roggio

Head of Ventures at Latitud
(ex-Disney)

Virginia Campo

Director of Programs at Latitud
(ex-Selina)

Yuri Danilchenko

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Escale)

Mariana Donangelo

Partner at Kaszek

Gina Gotthilf

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Duolingo)

Gabriel Vasquez

Partner at a16z

Fernanda Caloi

Director of Special Projects at Latitud
(ex-Google)

Brian Requarth

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Viva Real)

Angie Udry

Partner at Kaszek

Andy Young

Partner at Kaszek

Santiago Molina

Co-founder & CEO at Finkargo

Julián Torres

Co-Founder at Ontop

Santiago Aparicio

Co-Founder & CEO at Ontop

Freddy Vega

Co-founder & CEO at Platzi

Christian Van Der Henst

Co-founder of Platzi

Gigi Levy-Weiss

General Partner at NFX

Jaïr Halevi

Startups & VCs at Miro

Adam Fishman

Partner at Reforge

Pete Flint

General Partner at NFX

Andres Bilbao

Co-founder at Rappi

Tania Zapata

Co-founder of Bunny Studio and Akily

Alex Torrenegra

Founder of Torre

Thomaz Srougi

Co-founder of dr.consulta

Irit Epelbaum

Product Management Advisor

Sasha Astafyeva

Partner at Atomico

Jonathan Lewy

Co-founder of Investo and Grin Scooters

Reed McBride

Head of Business Development at Carta

Greg Waldorf

Investor and former CEO of Invoice2Go and eHarmony

Sam Corcos

Co-founder of Levels

Karen Bruck

VP Commerce Strategic Initiatives at Mercado Libre

Miriam Warren

Chief Diversity Officer at Yelp

Jason Yeh

Founder of Adamant Ventures

Anique Drumright

VP of Product at Loom

Luis Daniel Alegria

Head of Product at Rappi

Daniel Green

Partner at Gunderson Dettmer

Nir Eyal

Author of Hooked

Ana Cristina Gadala

Principal at QED

Madhu ​​Muthukumar

Chief Product Officer at Notion

Patrick Kolencherry

Product Manager at Latitud
(ex-Twilio)

Tomas Roggio

Head of Ventures at Latitud
(ex-Disney)

Virginia Campo

Director of Programs at Latitud
(ex-Selina)

Yuri Danilchenko

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Escale)

Mariana Donangelo

Partner at Kaszek

Gina Gotthilf

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Duolingo)

Gabriel Vasquez

Partner at a16z

Fernanda Caloi

Director of Special Projects at Latitud
(ex-Google)

Brian Requarth

Co-founder of Latitud
(ex-Viva Real)

Angie Udry

Partner at Kaszek

Andy Young

Partner at Kaszek
— WHAT YOU GET —

A program for early-stage and future tech founders

The Explore program provides ongoing opportunities to
exchange knowledge and meet potential co-founders, early users, partners, and lifelong friends.
Some have found dates, too. But that's not the point.

Cohort

  • Live sessions and Q&As
  • Office hours with mentors in small groups
  • Pitch prep and fundraising advice

On Demand

  • Content and resources from previous cohorts
  • Peer-to-peer learning and support
  • Access to + $100k worth in deals

What the community says

More customer stories

Wagner Narde

Co-Founder of Vindi (exited) and LF3 fellow

"Best practices on startups emerge every day. It's great to learn what's changed since I started my previous company 7 years ago."

Bruno Calcagno

Co-Founder of Lavuro and LF5 fellow

“As an equity-free program, it's a win-win, and there are only positive things to gain from it.”

Suzy Ferreira

Co-founder of Dinie and LF1 fellow

"Lots of knowledge-sharing and fantastic intros."

Aldo Del Valle

Founder on Stealth Mode and LF5 fellow

“The content is curated for LatAm’s problems and challenges, and that’s something I think was missing in the entrepreneurship community.”

Mathilde Viola

Co-Founder of Figuro.la and LF4 fellow

"We have had so much progress in just 6 weeks. This program has accelerated me and my team like never before!"

Alicia Vivanco

Co-founder of Life and LF5 fellow

“The community’s 'give-first' attitude is real and it adds so much value.”

Gaston Irigoyen

Co-founder of Pomelo and LF2 fellow

"We feel we've started our startup journey in the right path with Latitud."

Emma Sánchez Smith

Founder of Jefa and LF0 fellow

"Latitud's dedication to our success is unparalleled."

Cassandra Collins

Co-founder of CamuCamu and LF3 fellow

"The program has been what I imagine an MBA for entrepreneurship would be like."

Ana Sofía Guzman

Co-founder of Binibi and LF3 fellow

"We get a front-row seat to the momentum and excitement in the LatAm ecosystem, and access to the people making it happen"

— CURRICULUM —

The Explore program provides ongoing opportunities to exchange knowledge and meet potential co-founders, early users, partners, and lifelong friends.
Some have found dates, too. But that’s not the point.

What you'll learn week by week

Curriculum
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    Sharpening your axe

    Connect with fellows, learn how to get the most out of the program and prepare for the journey

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    Managing from 0 to 1

    Take a deeper look into your role as a leader, keep your mental health in check and get the essentials of managing a startup right

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    Building a star team

    Understand and implement best practices in hiring, culture and compensation

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    Product strategy

    Identify your priorities, establish your tech stack and develop your positioning

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    Fundraising

    Master the VC game and work on your plan, pitch, outreach and negotiation

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    Growth & monetization

    Unlock effective tactics to accelerate scaling without breaking the bank

Who is it for?

Apply if
You are a founder or want to become a founder of a tech startup.
You are building in LatAm or you are from LatAm building somewhere else in the world.
You are somewhere between the stages of Ideation (defining what to focus on, exploring business ideas) and pre/early Product-Market Fit (haven't raised a Series A round yet).
You have previous early startup experience, a product or growth background, strong technical knowledge, and/or deep industry expertise that you can use to contribute to the community
Reconsider if
You want to "give this entrepreneurship thing a shot." Joining an early-stage startup might be a better solution to test the waters first.
You are expecting quick infallible hacks to success. There's no such thing.
You are not willing to put in at least 5 hours of your time every week. In this program, you get what you give!
You are not willing to give back and share your knowledge with the community.
You’re kinda mean. That’s no good.
— PRICING —

The fee allows Latitud to be sustainable and scale its impact

It covers:

Participation in one cohort with hours of live sessions and tons of relevant connections.
Deals to help you save serious money ($100K+) on all the tools you’ll need to build a startup, including AWS, Hubspot, Silicon Valley Bank, Carta, Stripe, Notion, legal fees and more.
Membership as part of the Latitud community, including access to content, resources, and the Slack Workspace.
Limited scholarships available for female founders and underrepresented groups

One-time admission fee

USD $1,199

This program is equity-free

FAQ

What is Explore after all?

Explore is an equity-free fellowship filled with world-class knowledge, amazing entrepreneurs, networking spaces, and all types of opportunities for founders that are somewhere between the Ideation stage and PMF. We're not an accelerator, but rather a community with a program.

How much time do I have to put in?

We expect you to dedicate around 5-7 hours weekly to take full advantage of live sessions, mentor office hours, and other spaces where you can connect with the community sync or async. Since the very first cohort, we've continuously heard from fellows that the more you put in, the more you get back.

When do live sessions usually happen?

Sessions usually last around 1 hour (occasionally a bit more) and happen once a day, between 1pm and 7pm BRT. Mentor office hours take place weekly, also for 1 hour, with high-caliber startup operators and founders. Once accepted into a cohort, you'll have access to the calendar a few days in advance, so you can plan ahead.

What are the dates for the next cohort?

Here are the dates for the 10th cohort (LF10) of Latitud Explore: 

– Applications close on February 24th

– Email updates are sent by March 3rd

– Interviews finish by March 10th

– Cohort invitations are sent on March 17th

– The program starts on May 1st

Do you have any tips to nail the application?

Yes! 

First: Apply as soon as applications open. We screen them as they come, and with the number of brilliant founders we encounter in the process, spots fill up quickly. 

Second: Describe your business as if you were explaining it to a 5-year-old. We like to think we're smarter than that, but this guarantees that anyone can understand your vision.

Third: Highlight your biggest achievements, results, and learnings during your career and founder journey.

And finally: Make sure you clearly answer all prompt questions we ask for in the video, sticking with the time limit of 3 minutes total. Try to use 1-2 minute per question.

After I apply, what are the next steps?

The Latitud team spends a good amount of time screening applications and selecting those who will move on to the online interview stage.

If that's you, you will get an email invitation to schedule a quick chat with us. If not, you will still receive an update via email. Please note we are unable to provide feedback at this stage of the selection process.

If I get selected, can my founders join too?

We select founders, not startups, so each co-founder will have to apply separately.

I haven't heard back yet, is something wrong?

No need to panic! Whether you move on to the interview stage or not, you'll get an update from us no later than March 3rd.

Is it March 4th and you still haven't gotten any emails? Ok, then maybe there is something wrong… let's solve it:

1. Please check your spam or promotions folder first. Some inboxes are more sensitive than others.

2. If you still can't find our email, write to us at admissions@latitud.com and we'll check what happened.

Does Latitud offer discounts or scholarships?

We have a limited amount of scholarships per cohort. They're offered on a need-basis after the cohort is selected, prioritizing the following groups:

– Women 
– Underrepresented founders 
– Underprivileged founders

Ready to take the next step?

Apply