International Business Accelerator Helps Grow Creative Industries in Mexico and Greater Hispanic Creative Communities

BonusMX and Shadoka Form Strategic Partnership to Support “Concept To Value Creation” Lifecycle for Innovative Business

Stamford, CT, August 30, 2014 --( BonusMX (, the first creative industry platform in Mexico designed to educate, promote, and foster economic opportunities for the creative sector in Mexico has formed a strategic partnership with Shadoka (, a leading US venture company, focused on creating sustainable socio-economic impact ventures, to create a business accelerator for the creative industries (i.e. design, fashion, music, media, technology, gastronomy, etc.).

Utilizing an innovative methodology and digital platform from Shadoka’s portfolio company MiND2MiND Exchange, the accelerator will meet the needs of entrepreneurs and micro/small/medium businesses by offering:

· Education on entrepreneurship, design, business model innovation, growth, marketing, fundraising, leadership, etc.
· Evaluation of business opportunities and team capabilities
· Facilitation of business opportunities/concepts/plan development and funding through global angel investor pool
· Facilitation of business growth through global branding, innovation, new market exploration, M&A strategies, etc.

“Shadoka and its founder Faisal Hoque, a celebrated author and entrepreneur, will bring a unique approach to grow creative businesses. We are excited about partnering with Shadoka and starting the creation of the first business accelerator for Mexico’s creative industry,” says Paola Desentis, founder of BonusMX.

This partnership comes on the heels of BonusMX’s recent announcement about its inaugural event in the United States in one of the epicenters of creativity, Austin, Texas. BonusMX@ATX: Exchange will be held at ACL Live Moody Theater September 11-13, 2014, in Austin, TX. This two-day event is promoting economic development between the U.S. & Mexico and will showcase international business leaders in entertainment, design, film, advertising, and marketing.

“The next generation economic sustainability will come from cross-industry, cross-domain, cross-border collaborations. We are honored to partner with BonusMX to begin working on such a promising initiative. BonusMX, and its founder Paola Desentis, is leading an important market segment for Mexico and the greater Hispanic community,” says Faisal Hoque, founder of Shadoka.

The BonusMX-Shadoka business accelerator will be unveiled in January 2015. Founders of BonusMX and Shadoka will be hosting press and industry briefings at BonusMX@ATX: Exchange at the event reception gala at the Hotel Ella on September 11 & at the event’s venue, the ACL Live Moody Theater, on September 12-13, 2014 in Austin, TX.

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Two day pass for $150usd
One day pass for $90usd
Students for $40usd
Concerts and screenings only $25usd

About BonusMX:
BonusMX is the first multiplatform of promotion, linkage, and empowerment of the creative industries of Mexico, which, through the creation of spaces, training schemes, roadshows, business acceleration labs and monitoring programs, seeks to project its members within the global context of creativity.

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About Shadoka:
Shadoka's portfolio of companies (R&D driven products, services, and thought leadership) accelerates individual and organizational sustainable growth. Founded by Faisal Hoque, Shadoka’s portfolio company MiND2MiND Exchange accelerates development agencies (non-profit, governmental, NGOs), funders (banks, lenders, investors), incubators (public, private, corporate), and service providers to create the repeatable capacity for socio-economic impact.

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