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AGORA Partnerships

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. Highlights include helping to co-found ANDE, launching the first Latin American ANDE conference, prototyping the first GIIRS methodology, and launching the first early stage impact investing fund in Latin America, the Agora Venture Fund (AVF). The AFV closed its first and only round of $525,000 from 12 investors in 2007. By 2011, the fund had made over $600,000 in investments, including re-investments into 12 companies. The seven year fund will wind up in 2015. Based on lessons learned from the fund experience and new developments in the industry, Agora concluded that the greatest barrier to entrepreneurial growth was getting the capital to the right entrepreneurs. To address this challenge Agora designed an accelerator program focused specifically on delivering the right mix of    more / less

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Name and Mailing address
Name: AGORA Partnerships Web-site: AGORA Partnerships
Street: Residencial Altamira D'Este del Banpro 1 cuadra abajo, No. 82 Send mail:
City: Managua Phone/Fax: +505(2)2702700 / +505(2)
Country: Nicaragua Networks:
Communication & Contact
  Ben Powell
Founder & CEO

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  Erin Milley
Director, Agora Accelerator

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Business Incubator Services

Business Support
Referrals to Business Professionals

Incubation Program
Mentoring / coaching

Seed Capital

Networks & Synergy
General networking events
The goals of the Business Incubator: Specific Target Groups:
Develop profitable companies
Raise awareness of entrepreneurship
Create income opportunities for disadvantaged population
Promote Women Entreprneurship
Social Impact Entrepreneurs
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Business Incubator

Mixed use / without technological focus
Private sector
Business Incubator Data Year (statistic): 2016
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
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sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
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number of staff working in management / services
Business areas of client companies
Last Updated
September 07, 2017