WELCOME NEW ENTREPRENEURS!

 

Last week, Agora welcomed 33 exceptional, impact-driven companies to our community at the Entrepreneur Retreat in Granada, Nicaragua. During the Retreat, companies shared ideas and challenges and drafted strategies (impact, growth, and capital) in sessions designed by the Agora team and our expert partners.

 

 

These 33 companies hail from 14 Latin American countries and comprise our largest-ever Cycle. Included in the Class are five Climate Resilience companies receiving tailored consulting for scalable renewable energy and water-saving solutions.

 

 

INTRODUCING NEW AGORA TEAM MEMBERS

 

The Agora team is growing! We are excited to introduce 11 new Agora team members. These talented professionals have worked on four different continents and bring backgrounds in enterprise building, consulting, and impact investing.

 

 

Meet our new team members: Ian Robinson, Samantha Batista, Jen Timm, Allison Bain, David Pescador, Cecilia Foxworthy, Anne Rambaud, Aparna Bhat (consultants) and Luis Mercado, Danae Castellanos (program associates).

 

We want to give a special welcome to Christina Lukeman, our Senior Consultant of Impact Investing. Moving forward, Christina will work directly with our Impact Investing Network, facilitating connections between our 200+ Impact Investing Network members and Agora Entrepreneurs seeking capital. Christina brings 5+ years of strategic partnership building and project management (Latin America and Asia) and an MBA in Social Enterprise and Finance. Christina will be based in Mexico City and is looking forward to building relationships with our investors and entrepreneurs. 

 

PRESENTING OUR 2017 CYCLE TWO DEAL BOOK

 

Meet the incredible entrepreneurs of 2017 Cycle Two. These companies are creating impact across 12 SDGs, 11 industries, and 12 countries. Check out our Deal Book for 20+ high-impact investment opportunities. Please reach out if you would like to connect with any of these companies.

 

  

LAUNCHING AGORA 2030 EMAIL

 

Next week, Agora will transition to our new email domain. You will still be able to contact us via our old adresses, but incoming Agora emails will now be sent from our @agora2030.org adresses. 

 

Watch this video from Ben Powell to learn more about this exciting transition:

 

 

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

In February, Ben Powell spoke at the Social Innovation Summit on the role of intermediaries in accelerating social change. Read about the panel here.

 

© Agora, 2018