Laboratoria

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Laboratoria offers young women from low-income backgrounds a career in tech that transforms their future and the industry that receives them. More than 800 young women have graduated from our Bootcamp since 2015 and 80% of our students have been placed as web developers, tripling their income in average, improving their lives and generating a positive impact on their families and communities.

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A brief breakdown of Peru’s startup scene

9 months ago

Contxto – When comparing ecosystems from Latin America, Peru is the dark horse. It has no startups that have reached that hyped “unicorn status.” Yet it has a few well-known edtechs like Crehana and Laboratoria. In terms of market size, Peru is the fifth most populous country within the Latam region, beating Chile. Peru also […]

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Colombia is building dream team of entrepreneurs for tech and startups committee

1 year ago

Contxto – The government in Bogotá wants to put together a dream team of tech entrepreneurs and experts. Not to build a government-funded “super app” or anything like that. Rather, the authorities want to build a specialized committee to stimulate Colombia’s tech talent and boost its startup ecosystem. For that, Karen Abudinen, the Minister of […]

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Edtech in Peru (beta)

1 year ago

Is a startup missing? Summary: Edtech in Peru Contxto – Online learning is all the rage now that the outside world is out of bounds. Edtech in Peru is no exception as the country with some of the strictest quarantine rules in the region tries to keep some semblance of normality. Look at the Market Map above […]

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A software school wants to hack Latam’s educational system

1 year ago

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedd] Contxto – Mexican startup, Dev.f, raised a pre-Series A round for US$1.4 million this month in a round led by Capital Invent. Thanks to these funds, the startup will expand the location of its software schools. According to a press release it currently has five in Mexico. But thanks to its investors, […]

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Django Girls and Fluid Attacks want more women in IT in Colombia

1 year ago

Contxto – International Women’s Day is just around the corner. But 24 hours is an insufficient amount of time to place the spotlight on the challenges women face such as education and job opportunities. Fortunately, there are organizations and businesses dedicated to helping women explore STEM careers year round. One such example is non-profit Django […]

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Laboratoria enters Colombia to offer programming bootcamps for women

1 year ago

Contxto – Peruvian edtech Laboratoria has reached its first new market in 2020. As of January, it will be offering its intensive software classes to young women in Colombia. Anyone interested in participating in the six month-long web programming bootcamp in Bogotá can apply now. Signups close on March 22nd.  Note that there are a […]

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Brazilian edtech, Gama Academy, raises US$710,000 to boost its program

1 year ago

Contxto – Edtech Gama Academy raised an investment for R$3 million (over US$710,000) and made the announcement this week. The round was led by São Paulo’s Smart Money Ventures. This startup offers programs to people and companies looking to hone their skills in software development, UX/UI design, sales, and marketing. Gama Academy reportedly grew at […]

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IBM and Chamber of Fintech partner to transform banking in Argentina

1 year ago

Contxto – Like a lofty diplomatic tech mission, the U.S. multinational computer hardware developer IBM has partnered with the Chamber of Fintech in Argentina to support disruption in the country’s technology and banking sectors. To pan out, IBM will reportedly provide the agency with cutting-edge resources for Argentina’s up-and-coming fintechs. This will include new training […]

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Peruvian edtech Laboratoria and IBM will train more than 500 women in IT

1 year ago

Contxto – The world needs more women in IT. Take note: this isn’t just a matter of inclusion. It’s also a question of productive sustainability. This is because the Inter-American Development Bank recently reported that Latin America will need over 1.25 million programmers by 2025. As the numbers currently stand, women make up just 10 […]

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Talently helps Latin American Senior Software Developers land high-paying remote jobs

1 year ago

Contxto – Do you have big dreams to someday work as a Senior Software Developer for an international company but lack the know-how? Never fear, for Talently is here.  Launching this past summer, the company based in the United States and Peru provides work-placement and English training to senior software developers from Latin America.  Keeping […]

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