OVERVIEW

 

Get Your Company Growth Ready

Position yourself for growth with a solid and informed plan backed by historical performance, data, and financials. Demonstrate to yourself, employees, investors, and other stakeholders that you have clear goals, a plan to get there and can defend the assumptions behind the strategy.

 

Impact Entrepreneur Community

Day 1: 90-Day Outlook
Practice your analytical skills with a Social Impact Business Growth case study.  Evaluate where your company stands today by analyzing revenue streams, cost drivers, unit economics and process bottlenecks. Create a 90-day plan that will ensure you meet key immediate goals related to revenue maximization and cost optimization. Get introduced to the major components of a strategic growth plan.

 

Historical Business Analysis

Day 2: 3-Horizons into the Future
Craft a Big Hairy Goal that will drive your vision forward. Deep dive into the tools used for growth mapping: benchmarking, the 3 horizons of short- and long-term goal setting, and scenario planning. Plan your growth strategy based on these tools, taking into account industry trends, Key Performance Indicators, and organizational capacity. Get support in identifying and testing your assumptions each step of the way. Engage with the community during structured networking.

 

Day 3: Operational Plan
Prioritize your short- and long- term goals based on costs, revenue potential and ease of implementation. Create an implementation plan that defines actionable steps needed to achieve your plan’s short-term goals. Define the cost and revenue drivers associated with each activity to later build and defend your financial projections. Practice presenting where your company is today and where it is going in the future to a panel of seasoned business owners and startups for feedback and suggestions.

 

Walk Away With: 1) strategic growth plan and 2) 90-day action plan

 


COSTS AND FINANCING

 

The full cost of our program is $1350USD, but with the generous support of ZOMA Capital and other sponsors, we are able to offer the below pricing tiers based on time of application.

 

Early Bird Price: $450USD

  • Available approximately 11 weeks before application deadline

Middle Pricing: $600USD

  • Available approximately 8 weeks before application deadline

Full Price: $950USD

  • Available approximately 3 weeks before application deadline

 

*Above pricing does not include transportation and lodging (if necessary) to bootcamp.

 


APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Join The Agora Community
We run a competitive bootcamp application process to ensure you are placed with the best, highest-growth potential social impact entrepreneurs in your region. Learn from the best and be part of the best.

 

Step 1: Eligibility
Step 2: Apply
Step 3: Welcome!
Check the eligibility requirements detailed on this page to ensure your company is right for our Bootcamps.
Complete a short application and submit an informal, recorded pitch.
If accepted, we will ask you to submit Bootcamp payment. We’ll then send you some pre-work and a detailed agenda of the days.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE: Social impact entrepreneurs who have reached at least $50K USD in annual earned revenue and are ready to start their expansion strategy to reach: more target customers, expand to new markets, and create new products/services. Requirement: Have a complete P&L Statement and the ability to divide sales by product / service line and customer segment.

 


ELIGIBILITY – WHAT WE LOOK FOR

 

Impact
We look for startups who are creating impact for people or planet. We want to know impact is baked into your core business and that you have the drive to really transform the world.

 

Growth
Our entrepreneurs are poised for growth and have shown product-market fit by achieving at least $30K USD annual earned revenue or 10% month-over-month user growth.

 

For Profit
Our methods and tools are tailored to for-profit social entrepreneurs looking to growth both their bottom line and impact quickly.

 

Latin America & the Caribbean
Focusing on one region allows us to tailor our programs to your specific challenges and opportunities. All our entrepreneurs are based in Latin America or the Caribbean.

 

Stage
We accept growth-stage startups with at least two years under their belts and at least two full time employees. This is to ensure you are truly ready to reap the benefits of our program.

 


WHEN & WHERE

 

Do What’s Convenient For You

 

February 1-3, 2019
8:30am - 6pm daily
Business Growth Bootcamp
Santiago, Chile
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May, 2019
8:30am - 6pm daily
Business Growth Bootcamp
Mexico City, Mexico
TBD
September, 2019
8:30am - 6pm daily
Business Growth Bootcamp
Bogota, Colombia
TBD

 


REVIEWS

 

Hear from our Entrepreneurs

 

“We had an objective but no idea how to get there. Agora taught us how to order our priorities, re-analyze our strategies, and achieve our goals.” -Marisa Umaña, Meso Goods

 

“Agora has acted for us as a seal of approval to get other accelerators, organizations, and investors to be interested in us.” -Andrea Paltzer, Chureca Chic

 

“It’s beautiful to see driven, inspired people [at Agora programs] and to know that other people are fighting the same fight in other countries, but they are in the same boat at the end – it’s something really calming to know and it’s great to have that network to fall back onto.” -Verena Liedgens,  Agruppa

 

“We are very grateful for the support Agora has given us in strengthening our strategy and equipping us with tools to improve our business.” – Antonio Laredo, Mamut

 


FAQs

 

Commonly Asked Questions

Please see our FAQs page to get answers to your questions. If you still have questions and/or want to talk to an Agora team member, please email us at info@agora2030.org.

 


TEAM

 

Meet Our Consultants & Facilitators

 

Jen Timm
Head of Consulting

Jen brings more than ten years of experience in philanthropy, nonprofits, and education. Previously she was a Teach for America corps member in New York City and a Fulbright fellow in Argentina, and worked at Carnegie Corporation of New York. Jen holds an MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, an MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Fordham University, and a BA in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University.

 

Cecilia Foxworthy
Head of Strategic Design & Innovation

Cecilia’s consultancy work includes strategic planning for youth development, healthcare, and women’s economic empowerment initiatives, among others. Previously, she directed a fair-trade organization with partners in 20+ developing nations and founded and built two organizations, Torus Teens and Small Fry, to address education and economic opportunity gaps in disadvantaged communities. Cecilia holds an MBA from Baruch College, an MS in Global Education from Drexel, and a BS in Apparel Design from Virginia Tech.

 


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