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1. What is IDB Lab? 

 

IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the main source of financing and knowledge for development focused on improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of the IDB Lab is to promote innovation for inclusion in the region. We mobilize financing, knowledge and connections to support the development of innovative entrepreneurship ecosystems.We test solutions from the private sector at an early stage, with the potential to transform the lives of vulnerable populations due to economic, social, and environmental conditions. 

 

2. What is IDB Lab Forum? 

 

IDB Lab Forum is the premier event on innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean, a flagship event of the IDB Group. It is a global platform, with regional reach, focused on innovative entrepreneurship, highlighting the role of digital solutions, and new business models, to improve lives in the region.

 

3. Where is IDB Lab Forum taking place?

 

IDB Lab Forum is a virtual-first event, with a small in-person component in the city of Miami, on October 26. Most of our audience and speakers will participate virtually from around the world. 

 

4. Is there a cost for IDB Lab Forum?

 

All virtual components of IDB Lab Forum are free and open to all. For the in-person event in Miami, on October 26, tickets will include a US$ 150 fee per participant. To register for IDB Lab Forum, click here.

 

5. How can I attend the Miami Event? 

 

Using the same registration link, simply indicate your interest in applying for the in-person event in Miami. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be selected until we reach capacity. Upon acceptance, you will receive further details, including cost and payment details. (Approximately 150 people)

 

6. Will there be networking during the virtual event?

 

Yes! IDB Lab Forum is, first and foremost, a unique space for our community to meet, generate business, and exchange ideas about innovation. Within the virtual events we invite you to:
• View a complete list of participants interested in networking

• Setup individual networking meetings 

• Speed network

Remember that to take full advantage of this opportunity and be on the networking lists you must, at the time of registration, allow your information to be shared with other participants.

 

7. What is The Road to IDB Lab Forum? 

 

The Road to IDB Lab Forum is a series of relevant virtual meetups leading up to our big event. Throughout the year, we invite our community to meet, generate business, and exchange ideas about innovation in different thematic verticals. We invite experts, world leaders, and innovators to share knowledge and generate momentum for our October flagship event.

 

8. Where can I see past events from The Road to IDB Lab Forum?

 

You can find the most relevant micro-learnings from The Road to IDB Lab Forum in our website, including audio versions for listening at any time. This year's topics include the first Venture Capital Meetup in Central America and the ethical use of artificial intelligence.

 

9. How can I become a sponsor?

 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact idblabforum@iadb.org

 

10. I have already completed my registration, but I have not received my confirmation yet. What do I do?

Once you register, you should instantly receive a confirmation e-mail. Please remember to check your spam folder. If you have not received any communication, please contact us at idblabforum@iadb.org