The MigranTech Start-up Challenge is an initiative led by the State Government of Jalisco that aims to ignite an innovation ecosystem within the state that fosters start-ups open to develop with local governments tech-based products that help solve the challenges derived from the integration of immigrant communities in their host communities. In this way, by facing some of our toughest social challenges through colloboration with start-ups, Jalisco's government seek to support efficient, effective, and sustainable solutions to immigrant integration challenge that con easily be replicated globally.
Changing circumstances within countries, as well as the general globalization trends, are contributing to the emergence of different migration challenges. One of the most pressing issues for both governments and civil society is the process of mutual adjustment by immigrants and their new host community, for which local governments are becoming a central stage actor due to their proximity as service providers to their constituents.
Identify Micro-SMEs and SME start-ups (for profit and non-for profit) which main product can or is already helping to facilitate the integration of immigrants in their communities of destination in one of the focus areas.
Integration of immigrants to the local education system (all grades are eligible: basic, secondary, high school, and tertiary.)
Integration of immigrants to the local work force.
Facilitate the establishment of business for immigrants.