One of Agora’s core missions is to build partnerships and support collective efforts to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Latin America. To that end, we build solidarity and peer networks, co-design programs with other ecosystem actors, organize conferences, and lead multi-stakeholder coalitions.
In Nicaragua, we have partnered with different actors, in particular the private sector (including commercial banks, shopping centers, law firms and other service providers), to creatively structure initiatives that provide both soft skills and business skills as well as generate new revenue streams for entrepreneurs in the context of the 2018 and 2020 crisis.
Co-Founder of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and launch of the first ANDE conference in the global southFounding B Corp, worked with B Lab to prototype assessment and certification protocols for companies in the developing world
Design and launch, with support from FIS Ameris, of the Cataliza Forum, which brought together leading actors of the Chilean impact investment ecosystem and resulted in concrete policy recommendations to advance the impact investing field forwardParticipation in the World Economic Forum’s Global Social Entrepreneurship Alliance
Creation of the LATAM Impact Network coalition, the first sustained and coordinated attempt to unite 60+ entrepreneur support organizations across the region to surface joint problems and create bottom up solutions