Making the impossible,
a reality

As Progreso's corporate accelerator, we are committed to create, design and bring to reality disruptive ideas for the benefit of the world, through collaborative innovation between corporations, startups and its ecosystem.

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How do we create exponential impact?

Our annual global open innovation program which seeks to find solutions that contribute to the quantitative and qualitative housing deficit in the region.

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Spin-Offs

Projects that solve a specific need of a Progreso business unit. The potential solution is an existing one from our ECM startup database.

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Fast Tracks

Projects that are born as a result of a strategic challenge presented by one of the Progreso business units.

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ECM by the numbers

Through our Exponential Changemakers program, we open the doors for startups from all around the world to collaborate with us. During our past editions, we have had the opportunity to meet, work, and learn from many entrepreneurs from around the globe.

700

+

Startups worldwide have
interacted with us

34

Countries have
been represented

250

+

Startups have applied
to the ECM program

15

Pilots launched
with ECM winners

OUR PORTFOLIO

Each startup in our portfolio offers an innovative solution based on technology that helps to enhance construction processes and improve customer experience. By having been part of our ECM program, these companies have scaled their solutions with a business unit of Progreso.

Top 33 ECM Startups

At Progreso X, we are searching to collaborate with startups that base their business model on technology to tackle the biggest challenges that the construction industry faces nowadays.  These companies have built disruptive and scalable solutions to help our industry become more productive and sustainable. Meet the top 33 startups that have participated in our ECM program throughout the years.

Where do we come from?

Progreso is a regional group founded in Guatemala in 1899 by Carlos F. Novella. The company has more than a century of experience in the production and marketing of cement, concrete, lime, and other products, services, and solutions to enhance construction processes in Latin America.

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Our Partners

Investors of Zacua Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in construction technologies focused on sustainability, productivity, and urbanization.  

Open innovation partners with Opinno, a global innovation consultancy and editors of MIT Technology Review in spanish. Along with Opinno, we design our ECM program and execute the Innovation Loops.

Partners with AWS. We grant AWS cloud credits to startups that participate in our ECM programs who are interested in using the service and technology to enhance their business.

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