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.
"Best practices on startups emerge every day. It's great to learn what's changed since I started my previous company 7 years ago."
“As an equity-free program, it's a win-win, and there are only positive things to gain from it.”
"Lots of knowledge-sharing and fantastic intros."
“The content is curated for LatAm’s problems and challenges, and that’s something I think was missing in the entrepreneurship community.”
"We have had so much progress in just 6 weeks. This program has accelerated me and my team like never before!"
“The community’s 'give-first' attitude is real and it adds so much value.”
"We feel we've started our startup journey in the right path with Latitud."
"Latitud's dedication to our success is unparalleled."
"The program has been what I imagine an MBA for entrepreneurship would be like."
"We get a front-row seat to the momentum and excitement in the LatAm ecosystem, and access to the people making it happen"
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.
Connect with fellows, learn how to get the most out of the program and prepare for the journey
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
Understand and implement best practices in hiring, culture and compensation
Identify your priorities, establish your tech stack and develop your positioning
Master the VC game and work on your plan, pitch, outreach and negotiation
Unlock effective tactics to accelerate scaling without breaking the bank
The fee allows Latitud to be sustainable and scale its impact
This program is equity-free
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We select founders, not startups, so each co-founder will have to apply separately.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll check what happened.
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:
– Underrepresented founders
– Underprivileged founders