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Startup GDL is a nonprofit organization based in Guadalajara, Jalisco –the “Silicon Valley” of Mexico.

We help fast growing tech startups all over the world scale from Guadalajara while supporting local entrepreneurs and youth to become technology leaders and innovators.

Our goal

Create billion dollar companies in Mexico. Unlock the potential of Mexican talent. Solve big problems together. Our goal is to make Guadalajara a global leader in high tech innovation, a driver for Mexico’s economic growth, and a bridge between tech innovation in Latin America and the rest of the world.


Our approach

  • Provide turnkey offshoring solutions for dynamic tech startups with Silicon Valley "DNA" to help them grow rapidly at low cost from Guadalajara.
  • Help them find, train and retain the best tech talent across LATAM via a two- year, Global Tech Corps "Earn and Learn Apprenticeship Program".
  • Match the most promising apprentices and local entrepreneurs with experienced mentors and investors to build world class companies.
  • Turn these local success cases (“Tech Stars”) into heroes who inspire local youth to pursue STEM related careers in high tech innovation.

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City landscape

Why Guadalajara

  • Decades of tech-friendly, pro-business, visionary public policies.
  • Advanced physical & educational infrastructure yielding ten thousand engineers a year and a vibrant community of tech entrepreneurs.
  • Deep cultural, economic, and geo-political ties with U.S. that create a natural bridge to Latin America.
  • Safe, affordable, spacious, and culturally rich lifestyle, with proximity to top tourist destinations and year round ideal climate.

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