THE LABORATORY FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TRANSFORMATION is a community focused on impacting actively the public sphere, through the promotion and development of public entrepreneurship initiatives. It works through a system based on a trans-disciplinary collaboration model, that enables all kinds of resources aimed to reach and transform more lives.
To foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem, dedicated to impulse public transformation and contribute to the construction of an innovation-based economy.
Develop high-impact social initiatives that generate intellectual property and knowledge transfer, led by the School’s community.
To attract top talented groups and individuals including a community of entrepreneurs, academics, thinkers, developers, designers, among others.
LET was created with the aspiration to become the platform that strengthens the transformation efforts of entrepreneurs and social innovators in México and the world.
We recruit the most committed individuals, only those willing to transform lives. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not the result of methodologies or physical spaces, but of human effort, talent and perseverance. We do not criticize or judge the ideas of entrepreneurs. We help them to achieve their objectives and generate the meaningful social impact that we seek.
We provide our entrepreneurs with a vast array of resources, that allow them to reach the full potential of their initiatives. We empower them to carry out research, and we accompany them through their validation processes as they meet experts, makers (designers, programmers, engineers, etc.), funding sources, allies and scalability opportunities.
We are a community that collaborates. We share knowledge and experiences within trans-disciplinary teams. We don’t gather around roundtables and networking meetings: we make friends and work seriously on long-term projects until we achieve the expected results. Together.
We work with flexible models, focused on running experiments and executing, without fear of not succeeding on the first attempt. However, we take care of our resources by anticipating risks and coping with failure.
WE SHOW RESULTS
We focus on high-impact projects that benefit the greatest possible number of people. We devise and implement these projects, and measure their impact. The legitimacy of our work is in its results, and these establish our reputation.
Public entrepreneurship initiatives are innovative social initiatives that find in government a natural ally, in order to transform public policies. Public entrepreneurship initiatives function as levers for governments, allowing them to act more efficiently and achieve their economic and social development goals.
Public entrepreneurs are individuals with knowledge, power, influence and skills to exploit opportunities and find new ways to address social problems. They also have the ability to promote and communicate their solutions within public policy makers. A public entrepreneur works from outside the formal government system, with a fresh perspective and a flexible point of view,to introduce, translate and implement innovative ideas in the public sectors.
Public entrepreneurs also aim to unleash a dynamic change in politics, by fostering communities of active citizens and educating voters on how to ensure the efficiency and effectivity of the public leaders and institutions that work to improve the people’s living conditions. Public entrepreneurship links public servants, citizens and civic associations, among others, in order to organize and co-create solutions to governance challenges.
Our network of entrepreneurs is all around the world.
Laboratorio de Emprendimiento y Transformación
Sociedad de Emprendedores Públicos
Alejandro Poiré / Dean of the School of Government and Public ITESM Transformationadmin2016-04-22T18:26:15+00:00
In 2013, after a significant experience in the public service, Dr. Alejandro Poiré was appointed Dean of the School of Government and Public Transformation, in order to deploy a new vision: to help solve the most important problems of our society.
The essential idea to achieve this vision, is to turn the School of Government into a space where all transformational leaders of any field converge to build better realities. But beyond acting only as integrators of this ecosystem, our crucial idea was to detonate these solutions through entrepreneurship and innovation.
In the School of Government we believe that entrepreneurship is the right approach to generate local, regional and even global development. We have the capacity to generate knowledge and train human capital that will produce proposals to solve the most pressing problems we face. We want our School to attract and spur entrepreneurs that will develop new ways of doing politics, citizenship and society transformation through social innovation and the ideation of new business models, connectionsand collaboration.
After driving substantial changes in academic, educational and research pillars of our School, at the end of 2014 we designed another pillar responsible for generating the desired social impact: the Office for Public Entrepreneurship.
That’s how Dr. Edgar Barroso, a composer, educator, consultant, entrepreneur and specialist in innovation and collaboration in the artistic and social fields, became part of our faculty. He and Glenda Michel, a seasoned marketer in the public sector with a passion for social good, set the idea of creating a public entrepreneurship laboratory.
On April 16, 2015, the LABORATORY FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TRANSFORMATION was born, with a name, image and funding resources.
We have finished our call for MECATE’s third generation