Makers is the program we would have wanted to join when we were starting our careers
Andres Bilbao Co-Founder @ Makers Fellowship and Co-Founder @ Rappi
People who are a great fit for this programtend to say these things
I want to learn as much as I can
I want to have a great impact
I don’t want to do monotonous work
I like to get shit done
I know I’m smart and I like to solve problems
I get a bit scared but I’m more excited than scared about tough challenges
People who are not a great fit for this program tend to say these things
My number one priority right now is work-life balance
There are only a few sets of things I like to do
What you just asked for… It can’t be done
Complain, complain, complain, life is so hard, complain
That is not my job
There is a wrong way and a right way to do things (while misinformed)
Makers Fellows are building in these startups
Makers Fellows are coming from these universities
Words from our Makers
"With Makers, I’ve been able to start my journey as an entrepreneur and founder. Not only have I had the chance to acquire skills and learn about the startup ecosystem in Latam from top mentors, founders and advisors, I also feel part of a community of young people who, like me, want to build the next generation of top startups and unicorns."
Valentina Ponce de LeónBuilder @ Camila Inc.
"Building new things from scratch is difficult. No to mention having an impact that could last generations. Makers gives you a boost up with an ambitious community of peers that are building meaningful things and mentors that have done it already."
Juan Pablo GarzónCo-Founder and CTO @ Macondo
"Makers Fellowship has been the perfect chance to be around of extraordinary people who want to enhance diverse industries in Latam through technology, networking, hard-smart work and passion.
[...] it is fantastic to have the opportunity to get in touch easily with them through the fellowship when you need the help of someone with a great experience."
Alejandra PulidoProduct and Financials @ KillB
"Makers is definitely a life-changing opportunity. This community has opened the doors to a world that I thought didn’t exist, it has contributed exponentially to my professional and personal growth, thanks to all the talks, training and job opportunities they have given me. Being part of this community has allowed me to connect with impressive people with a growth mindset that is contagious."
Juan Sebastian VelasquezSoftware Engineer Intern @ Falco
"Starting a company is not only harder than a usual job, it's lonelier too (especially as a young, first-time founder!). Makers is the community I wished for all this time without knowing. Although the mentoring and the opportunities I've had so far are top-notch, I have to admit I'm especially grateful for something much simpler: the peers I've met. Makers fellowship has become the Schelling point for the most ambitious, high-achieving young minds in LatAm."
Lautaro PaskeviciusCo-Founder and CTO @ Parsii
"Makers made me grow up professionally years in just a few months. Having weekly meetings with top-tier leaders of LatAm’s startup market such as Andres Bilbao and Bianca Sassoon and listening to their feedback was a rocket fuel for growth. As a business fellow, I joined an a16z backed high performing team with zero bullshit and extremely ambitious goals. The icing on the cake is that, during Makers Fellowship program, I’ve made friends from lots of different countries and could even meet some of them in person."
Victor AssisProduct Intern @ Addi
"Community, community and community. This is what makes MAKERS so unique. In my case, I met incredible people that now are great friends of mine, which I share my fuck-ups and successes in my entrepreneurial journey. I firmly believe that “You Are The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With”, so for those who feel like a mis-fit with their closest, MAKERS is the right place to improve your network with bold, young and overachiever minds just like you."