About Us

Where does magic come from? For some it doesn’t exist. For us, we know that it exists in the power the founders we back have to build amazing things. For that, we have run, learn, correct and grow since day one… And we are still getting better each time.

Our story

2014

Orion Startups was born from the coordinated efforts of Dr. Antonio Ríos and Ing. Luis Almanza; visionaries driven to help Chihuahua's tech sector.

2015

Our first-ever acceleration batch was run with 5 startups which received our very first program and 150+ K USD.

2016

An EdTech special acceleration batch was run in conjunction with Tec Labs, cementing an even stronger relationship with Tec de Monterrey.

Today

25 Startups have been accelerated and are now part of our portfolio.

Our team

Daniela Aranda

Operations Manager

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. —Marie Curie.

Being happy and better every day is what moves me. Learn and help others give their best motivates me. I'm passionate about science and tech; Chemical Engineer by profession, scientific by vocation, cook aficionado and free thinker by conviction. Had I to do something else, I'd try stand up comedy.

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Sebastián Hernández

Accelerator Director

If I quit now, I'll soon be back to where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now. —Unknown.

I'm a visionary, always looking for new ways of creating things with high impact of and great value-add. I like people who are willing to go further everytime and very happy when they make it. I was once in a point of no return and discovered that it was up to me to build wings mid-flight.

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Felipe Acosta

Hacker in Chief

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp; or what's a heaven for? —Robert Browning.

I have always been curious, eager to learn, self-conscious and self-demanding. I can't but be entrepreneurial and carve my own path. Uncertainty is my best friend and I love solving human problems through software. AI is a great friend, too.

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Itzel Becerril

Portfolio Manager

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. —A. A. Milne.

I'm a highly detail-oriented person, who loves sharing knowledge and experiences to others. I'm an entrepreneur who works in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Passion driven, always looking forward to make an impact in people I get to know. Small in height but big in heart.

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Our partners

Tec de Monterrey - Academic partner

Mexico's Best

Tec de Monterrey is Mexico's best private university according to the QS World Rankings.
Our HQ's are located inside Tec's Chihuahua Campus' Technology Park.
By virtue of this, our entrepreneurs have access to lots academic and wellbeing infrastructure: amazing people and great spaces.

GAN - Accelerator network

Any perk you can imagine

We are part of the Global Accelerator Network, which is a curated list of accelerators from all over the World who share best practices, perks, mentors and many more to help you navigate the startup building industry.