Exponential Changemarkers Program (ECM) is our annual global open innovation program which seeks to find solutions that contribute to the quantitative and qualitative housing deficit in the region.

Previous ECM Programs


FinTech, e- Commerce and Housing Solutions



Digital transformation



WaterTech and Smart Cities



Disruptive materials, solutions, and technologies


The stages of the program

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 it's ecosystem.

Phase 1

Definition of the challenge.

Phase 2

Launch, scouting and online judging.

Phase 3

Competition and selection, Demo day, Bootcamp and Final pitch.

Phase 4

Due-diligence and Innovation Loops

The stages of the program

Take note of important dates! 

1. Open Applications

2. Application Closing

3. Online Judging

4. Demo Day

5. Boot Camp

6. Due Dilligence

7. Innovation Loop

The benefits of participating


  • Mentoring sessions with business innovation coaches to strengthen the business model and adapt it to the need.

  • Pilot project through an Innovation Loop focused on satisfying user needs by using technology.

  • Results-oriented collaboration with Progreso X and the business unit of Progreso through an open innovation model.


  • Establish a solid long-term business relationship with Progreso.

  • Based on the results of the first Innovation Loop, the possible next steps are:

    • Joint Development Agreement (JDA)

    • Joint Venture (JV)

    • Equity investment


  • Access to Progreso's corporate infrastructure: facilities, the largest retail chain in Guatemala, market data, user and consumer information and access to new markets.

2023 edition soon to be anounced!

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