THE BRIEF/ Agora Partnerships provides entrepreneurs who are intentionally building businesses that solve social and environmental challenges in Latin America with the resources they need to grow. They accomplish this primarily through our flagship program, the Agora Accelerator, a 6-8 month program designed to provide entrepreneurs access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to succeed.
Agora Partnerships was founded in 2005 by students at Columbia Business School and entrepreneurs in Nicaragua. The organization has played a founding role in the impact investing and entrepreneurship industry. Since their founding, they have focused on answering the question, “what do entrepreneurs need in order to unleash their potential to contribute to society,” and the corollary question, “what is the most efficient program design to deliver this assistance in a way that can scale.”
THE IMPACT/ Entrepreneurship and innovation are the key drivers of human progress. Unleashing entrepreneurs who are building purpose-driven businesses that create value for every stakeholder is essential to overcoming truly global challenges.