The initiative encourages and facilitates entrepreneurship of Costa Rican women in the fields of science and technology


Constellar is the name of a new initiative that aims to help and develop Costa Rican women entrepreneurs in specific areas. It is a program developed by the Costa Rica-United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) and National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (Conicit).

The initiative is also being developed in alliance with the Impact Hub San José incubator and with the support of Spyre Group. The aim is to promote, facilitate and strengthen pathways to entrepreneurship for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Opportunities for value creation and offers

“We cannot afford to be stuck on the development path and it is today that we must have a clear and operational direction towards a knowledge economy that uses these opportunities to generate value and offer communities of products and services that improve their quality of life, ”said Giselle Tamayo, President of Conicit. “This can only be achieved with a determined investment in science, technology and innovation,” she added.

Four elements

The Constellar initiative is made up of 4 main and interconnected elements:

– Academic clubs: a community of women in STEM through college clubs across the country.

– Incubation program: support to companies for the development of business ideas through an educational program with group and individual sessions and access to specialized mentors and advisers, with the possibility of opting for seed capital and support for the development of prototypes.

– National STEM event: to be held in September during the celebration of Costa Rica’s 200 years of independence.

– Interaction platform: connection and support to the community of women in STEM of the initiative

The first event opened the call for the incubation program. Ideas and solutions have been received from May 12 and will continue until July 4.

In addition, Impact Hub San José will create spaces to help women interested in applying for their idea or business during this time. On the other hand, throughout the year, activities will be carried out to promote and strengthen entrepreneurial skills in different universities in the country.

“We joined forces with international experts and local partners to design a program that enables women to acquire professional and practical tools to successfully integrate into the national and international ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, ”said Flora Montealegre, executive delegate of the CRUSA Foundation.

You can find information on how to participate and more details on the initiative’s website at: https://constelarcr.com

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