We have an opening in our schedule

August 15, 2017

Normally our internal “software factory” approach keeps our teams fully utilized building products for the startups that we fund and incubate.  However, starting in mid September we have a full team that is available for as long as 6 months.  This would be perfect for an early stage startup or a more established company that […]

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Trump’s Visa Crackdown Backfires – from the Financial Times

May 23, 2017

The Financial Times published a story about how Trump’s recent comments regarding closing down the H1B visa program will encourage tech startups to look elsewhere to house their development talent.  Guadalajara wants to be that place. From the article: (get the full text here) Donald Trump’s pledge to clamp down on immigration has soured relations […]

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Agave Lab Beach Weekend

March 16, 2017

A couple of times a year we load the entire Agave team into a big van and head to the beach for an extended weekend.  Last week we headed for a beach in Nayarit and had a great time.  Check out the photos!

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Microservices – An in-depth look

March 15, 2017

The next in our After Hours series is all about MicroServices.  This will be a in-depth exploration of our experience transitioning to a microservices architectures.  By separating independently deployable software systems and allowing them to communicate via a message queue,microservices provide flexibility, and scale.  As with all of our After Hours sessions, the evening is […]

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Your ideas are worth nothing

February 24, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered about what I’m doing in Mexico or what Agave Lab is all about, this is a good listen.  Diego Barrazas writes a popular and interesting blog about doing business in Mexico.  As part of his DEMENTES series, he interviews people that are trying to break the mold of the traditional, top-down […]

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Pilates at Agave Lab

February 21, 2017

Abrimos nuestra clase de pilates a la comunidad startup local de Guadalajara. Tenemos un curso de pilates con un instructor fantástico, con duración de una hora por sesión, en el techo de Agave Lab. L os cursos se ofrecen el martes por la mañana a las 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. y de nuevo el jueves […]

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Mexico’s Silicon Valley seizes opportunity opened by Trump’s xenophobia

February 16, 2017

Duncan Tucker (@DuncanTucker) published a great article today on Motherboard (a VICE Magazine property) about how the governor of Jalisco (Aristóteles Sandoval) is trying to attract Bay Area startup talent to Guadalajara (dubbed the “Silicon Valley of Mexico”). He’s offered to work with any American tech firms affected by Trump’s policies, while providing opportunities for […]

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Bracing for Impact – Mexican banks are about to be “Ubered”

October 4, 2016

I came across this interesting and well-written post from Ravi Venkatesan, the Chairman of the Bank of Baroda and former Chairman of Microsoft India, in which he talks about how fin-tech startups are poised to dramatically impact the banking sector.  He goes further to explain that the effect will be MORE pronounced in India due to long history of […]

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