You saw a problem and discovered a great solution, you started a business and began to drive change, and now you are ready to take your company to the next level. But how exactly do you get started? For 125 companies operating in 19 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, the Agora Accelerator was the key to growing their business and their impact.
Agora Partnership's flagship Accelerator program provides entrepreneurs—who are intentionally building businesses that solve social and environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean with access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to grow.
Here are 5 reasons why you should apply to scale your company with the Agora Accelerator:
Since 2011, the company has accelerated 125 companies, raising USD $47MM in capital, creating over 5,000 jobs, and growing companies' annual revenue by an average of 41%.
The 2017 Accelerator is divided into seven distinct tracks—Clean Energy, Education for All, Ethical Fashion, Food and Agriculture, Health Access, Indigenous Communities, and Urban Innovation—each with a focused curriculum that takes the needs of participating companies and unique industry challenges into account.
As a part of the Accelerator program, companies receive 100+ hours of personalized, 1:1 business consulting, which includes a diagnosis of business needs, creation of a sustainable growth strategy, investment preparedness training, mentor-matchmaking, and preparation of investor-facing deliverables.
Once a company completes the Agora Accelerator, they are a part of the alumni community forever and receive ongoing opportunities including invitations to investment roundtables, investor network introductions, and media exposure.
Agora Partnerships recently announced plans to triple the size of the organization's Accelerator program and to align with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, placing Agora Partnerships at the forefront of companies committed to shifting the global economy onto a path that is more stable, inclusive, and sustainable for all.