Exponential Changemakers
Program 2020

Building our digital future

E-Commerce and Digital Transformation Challenge

How could we exponentiate in Progreso the technological capabilities that allow us to provide a digital experience to our clients and increase the value and quality of the services we offer?

We are looking for 10 high-impact startups worldwide focused on digital solutions for construction to improve living conditions.

Are you in?


In a world like the one we live in today, where the only constant is change (now more than ever), companies must bet on innovation, adaptation to new and better technological tools and ways of working, as well as rethinking their business models. Faced with this situation, it is necessary to rethink the way in which we interact with our customers to achieve digital experiences that satisfy customer needs and that allow companies to become more than just providers of products and services. In this new digital world, it will be vital to become providers of solutions and experiences.

As one of the leading companies in the construction industry in Central America, Progreso is committed to positioning itself as a benchmark in the industry by unifying its channels and integrating new technological solutions that allow it to offer a digital experience that increases the value of the building solutions they offer and that guarantees the satisfaction of its customers.

Use cases


Solutions to monitor, analyze and capture all customer data to improve their experience.


Solutions to streamline B2B payment processes where transactions are made safely, easily and without friction across platforms (mobile included).


Solutions to develop mobile platforms that guarantee web-based functionalities and improve customer experience.


Solutions to have real-time traceability of the supply chain, control the movement of inventory products from factory to the end consumer and physical stores for strategic supply in all geographical points, and provide the client visibility of the status of their orders.


Solutions to digitize and automate repetitive or manual key processes to deliver a digital experience.


Solutions to create a project marketplace that connect customers and suppliers and monitor project development.

Benefits of participating


Results-driven, 3-month collaboration with Progreso X as a partner.

Innovation Loop through an experimentation and evaluation cycle focused on meeting evolving customer needs by using technology-based platforms


Travel costs from your country for the Demo Day & Boot Camp on November 2020. (*if applicable, considering global travel protocols).

Potential investment from Progreso X for the Innovation Loop and follow up investments*.


Access to corporate resources such as: Progreso's facilities, the largest retail-store chain in Guatemala, market data, customer and consumer information, among others.

Deep-dive sessions with industry business-coaches experts in strengthening your enterprise-readiness as you scale.

Access new markets and potential customers.

Access to strategic stakeholders.


Opportunity to establish a solid business relationship with Progreso in the long term.

4 stages of the program...


Call for Application

Get started and fill the application form. It will be open from SEPTEMBER 10TH TILL NOVEMBER 8TH.


Judging Online

An online panel of judges will analyze your application and select 10 high impact startups.


Travel to Guatemala
*based on Government regulations

DEMO DAY: Pitch your solution! We want to hear about your product or service and know how to solve these challenges. The event will take place in Guatemala.

BOOT CAMP: For three days you will have the opportunity to get familiar with the challenges and specific pain points. Through conversations and experience of the business coaches that will help you adapt your proposed solution and pitch again the final day! If your selected, you will get a chance of a 3-4-month innovation loop to co-develop your solution.


Innovation Loop

Two startups will be chosen to co-develop a 3-4-month innovation loop with Progreso X and a Business Unit. The pilot starts with planification and alignment to delimitate the scope and list objectives, KPIs and a Work Plan.  


Sep 10th -
Nov 8th 2020


Nov 24 -27

Demo Day & Boot Camp

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