Agora Impact Investor Conference - July 2011

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  • 1. Agora Impact InvestorRetreat
    July 11-15, 2011
    Granada, Nicaragua
  • 2. Agora Partnerships is a global community dedicated to unleashing the power of entrepreneurs to build businesses that serve humanity and the planet
  • 3. Agora Entrepreneurs are the future leaders of a sustainable economy in Central America
    They are:
    • Early stage
    • 4. Investment ready
    • 5. Committed to social impact
  • Agora Entrepreneurs receive leadership and investment readiness training to understand how to create strong, lasting relationships with impact investors
  • 6. Agora Entrepreneurs offer impact investors unparalleled opportunities to create sustainable economic, social, and environmental change
    -Environmental Conservation
    -Energy access
    -Low income housing
    -Building new green industries
    -High end manufacturing
    -Women leadership and employment
    -GIIRS rated
    -Quantitative measurement of impact
    -Business aligned to create shared value for all stakeholders
  • 7. Agora Entrepreneurs bring powerful non-financial assets to lower investment risk
    - Human capital: Linkages with mentors -Intellectual capital: Knowledge of investor needs
    - Cultural capital: Passion for their mission -Social capital: Participation in the Agora community
  • 8. The Agora Impact InvestorRetreatis designed to build relationships between impact investors and entrepreneurs
  • 9. Who should come?
    Angel and professional impact investors looking for investment opportunities in early-stage companies in Central America
    Theretreatis designed to allow investors to learn, build relationships, and do deals
  • 10. Overview of Impact InvestorRetreat
    Two tracks of entrepreneurs
    - Community focused
    - High growth
    Entrepreneurship panels
    - How to create social value
    - Key challenges for entrepreneurs in CA
    - Building impact entrepreneurship
    Pitches from Agora Entrepreneurs
    One-on-one meetings
    Diligence consultations with the Agora Team
    Networking and fun
  • 11. The setting is colonial Granada, Nicaragua
    Drink Flor de Caña and dance salsa with fellow investors and entrepreneurs
  • 12. Build relationships with the best early-stage entrepreneurs in Central America and learn about incredible opportunities to use capital to create tangible and life-changing social impact
  • 13. Join us in building the impact investing movement in Central America and connect not only with deal flow, but with an entire community