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The Borderlands Innovation Discovery Tour is a two year project led by Startup Unidos, founder Stephanie Bermudez and a binational support team of young creatives and entrepreneurs. The tour was developed to better understand innovation and entrepreneurship in border communities throughout the United States and Mexico border region.

The tour will support research and development and overall company improvements; such as branding, marketing of services and structure of programs. The passion for borderlands innovation and the communities served will remain at the forefront of every touchpoint of the project. As a result, Startup Unidos will be better positioned as the only organization that has a consistent, culturally relevant approach centered around family and community in the interest of cross-border economic development.

And since the need and desire for real, lasting change along the border continues to grow, Startup Unidos remains passionately committed to empower emerging Latinx entrepreneurs to self identify, gain industry knowledge, connect to culture and community, solve local problems, innovate and prosper like never before.

"The tour will allow for there to be continuation of programs, to increase social capital and support with establishing new businesses. Everything Startup Unidos does is rooted in passion and impact for the binational, bilingual culture of the USA and MEX region" said, Stephanie Bermudez

Spring 2021 (January thru April) - Arizona and Sonora

Douglas | Sierra Vista | Bisbee | Sasabe | Tohono Oʼodham Nation | Yuma

Agua Prieta | Cananea | Naco | Nogales | Ciudad Obregón | Guaymas | Navojoa | Sonoyta | Puerto Peñasco | San Luis Río Colorado

Summer 2021 (May thru August)  - California and Baja California

Calexico | Imperial Valley | Camp Indian Reservation | San Diego

Mexicali | Tecate | Tijuana | Rosarito

Fall 2021 (September thru December ) - New Mexico and Chihuahua

Columbus | Albuquerque | Las Cruces | Santa Teresa | Chaparral

Puerto Palomas | Ciudad Juarez

Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 (January thru December)  - Texas, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas

Summer 2023

Release an e-book with refined details about the Borderlands Destination Tour and photos that celebrate and leverage the cross-border region’s unique history and people.