These are the events and open calls happening in October

The 18th dimension
5 min readOct 7, 2019


The startup community is not limited to those near you and their connections. There is a world — literally!- of opportunities that can help your entrepreneurial growth beyond what you think is possible. Here are some of the October events or open calls that will help you learn, network and more in Puerto Rico and Latin America.


Puerto Rico

What: Guayacán Giving Day // When: October 10th // What’s the Deal: Grupo Guayacán yearly funding initiative to support educational programs that promote the development of entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico. Join the campaign before it wraps up! // Donate here:

What: Startup Academy // When: October 10th // What’s the Deal: PR Emprende invites you to StartUp Academy — Start your business. Come and guide yourself on how to prepare a business plan, financing, and permits for SMEs. // Register here:

What: Female Entrepreneurship Tour // When: October 26th // What’s the Deal: Participants will be able to understand the spirit, attitude and entrepreneurial capacity while learning techniques to develop and kick start their own businesses. // Register:

What: La Ñapa / Lagniappe // When: October 17th // What’s the Deal: Join for a free capacity building workshop for entrepreneurs led by trepwise, a growth consulting firm from New Orleans. This full-day workshop will explore methods of strengthening entrePReneurial opportunity through Design Thinking, Branding, Resiliency & Operations. // Register:

What: Power Mom // When: October 19th // What’s the Deal: Meet mothers with professional impact careers and their strategies to achieve their achievements. Learn strategies to do more in less time. What discipline you must have to work on your goal outside working hours. Access technology and accessibility to help you grow your business idea or reach your goal. // Tickets:


What: Fuckup Night // When: TBA // What’s the Deal: Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share publicly business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and can use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session, as well as time for networking. // For info:


What: UNAMxHacks Conferences + CONISOFT 2019 // When: October 21st // What’s the deal: UNAMx Hacks VI is the most important and the only event that integrates the largest community of computing and technology in one of the most important universities in Mexico, with an innovation ecosystem and high impact culture of collaboration and innovation, which transcends Technology to other fields of knowledge. // Register:

What: Get Fintech // When: October 29th // What’s the deal: The agents of the revolution are planning their talks. More details on the invited speakers and agenda of the event soon! Become a spokesperson for the movement and share the event on social networks to make CDMX a center for Fintech innovations. // For info: // To participate as a speaker:

What: U-Hack 2019 // When: October 25th // What’s the deal: Develop concrete solutions collaboratively in a short period. For two continuous days (20 hours of collaborative work), students will learn a model to transform ideas into projects, the possibility of incubation and get real experience in innovation. // Register here:

What: Women Economic Forum // When: October 15th — 17th // What’s the deal: You’re invited to the international platform of the All Ladies League (ALL) global network, which allows women and leaders from all walks of life to expand business opportunities and improve personal influence through networks without borders. // For info & tickets:


What: Artificial intelligence. Implications in the business strategy. // When: Oct 9th // What’s the deal: From machine learning and its implications to enabling digital strategy AI in the fourth industrial revolution and implications in the business strategy. // For info & tickets:

What: Entrénate con Microsoft Teams // When: October 7th // What’s the deal: Instant messaging ceased to be timely and is becoming a continuous and collaborative conversation that doesn’t just stay on your work device but moves with you. Microsoft Teams is the new Microsoft collaboration tool designed to improve communication, speed up response times and enable digital transformation within your organization. // For info & tickets:

What: 3rd Latin America Energy Summit 2019 — Chile // When: October 17th // What’s the Deal: The event gathers regional energy companies, engineering firms, infrastructure project developers, construction companies, investors and government officials to discuss opportunities revolving around the evolving energy industry in Latin America. // For info:


What: After Emprendedor Speed Networking // When: October 8th // What’s the Deal: Present your venture, exchange knowledge and expand your knowledge network. // For info & tickets:

What: The Next Women #FemaleFoundersForce2019 // When: October 8th // What’s the Deal: With TheNextWomen Female Founder Force Program women invest in women. Our program is designed for early-stage startups to gain exposure, valuable feedback, and meaningful connections. // For info:

What: NASA’s Hackathon 2019 // When: October 18th // What’s the Deal: Welcome to a challenge to the imagination, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation capacity of those who join this event. They’re calling on developers, engineers, technologists, designers, artists, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs and students to join this new experience. // For info & tickets:


What: ERP Summit 2019 // When: October 22nd // What’s the Deal: The ERP Summit 2019 is consolidated as the largest business event on Software and Business Management in Latin America and one of the most important in the world and now in its Andean version, in Bogota, Colombia. // For info:

What: WETRADE 2019 // When: May 21th // What’s the Deal: Join a set of conferences, forums, panels & training focused on the LGBTTQ+ Market Niche. WETRADE is the 1st official space of Relationship between companies and entrepreneurs with international buyers, who through our Allied Chamber, come to Colombia to offer and buy products and services oriented to the LGBTTQ+ community. // For info:

What: Startup Huddle // When: October 16th // What’s the Deal: Come and listen to business owners and learn how to overcome growth challenges. Every month we promote #GiveFirst in Bogotá and provide a platform for the next generation of business owners to share their collective wisdom to accelerate our commercial success. // Register:



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