Externadista entrepreneurs train in Mexico

Business Administration Students visited the city of Guadalajara to learn about entrepreneurship, innovation, and competitiveness in developing countries.

A group of 19 Externado Business Administration undergraduate students traveled to the city of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, to participate in the Campus Abroad Program, held at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC).

The program, led by the Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Lagüera, analyzed entrepreneurship, innovation, and competitiveness processes in a developing countries context, with emphasis on high technology sectors.

The students had the opportunity to attend sessions where young entrepreneurs presented their business plans to high-ranking investors involved in venture capital funds, angel investor networks, and private investment funds, among others.

They also participated in practical innovation workshops oriented to the development of business ideas, as well as conferences on entrepreneurship and innovation offered by recognized researchers and entrepreneurs associated with the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Students visited companies created by Tecnológico de Monterrey students, with support from the Garza Lagüera Institute. Also, they visited emblematic places in Guadalajara and experienced the Mexican culture reflected in their gastronomic and artistic traditions.

Alba Martínez, director of the Externado undergraduate Business Administration program, said: “It is very important to continue these initiatives, as they strengthen ties and offer the opportunity to view options in other countries, from academic and business standpoints.”

This activity is part of the Privileges Program offered by the Faculty so students may obtain an international learning experience and complements their integral education through academic and cultural activities.