Rob Katz

Venture Finance and Small Business Development in Central America – IPEG Meeting

Agora LogoWRI LogoVenture Finance and Small Business Development in Central America – International Private Enterprise Group August Meeting Featuring Ricardo Teran

On August 2, please join us for a discussion on micro venture capital and development from one of Latin America’s leading social entrepreneurs.IPEG-DC is extremely pleased to host Agora Partnerships’ Nicaragua Managing Director Ricardo J. Teran for a discussion about Agora’s model and his experience providing venture finance to small businesses in Central America.

Ricardo J. Teran is co-founder of Agora Partnerships, an Aspen Institute fellow, and a thought leader on enterprise solutions to wealth creation in poor countries. He lives in Managua, Nicaragua.

Agora Partnerships is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing talented entrepreneurs in emerging markets with the tools, aspirations, networks, and financing necessary to launch successful, socially responsible businesses.

The International Private Enterprise Group (IPEG) is a network of professionals working at the intersection of the private sector, capital markets, technology and international development. The group was formed to promote the role of private enterprise and capital markets in catalyzing economic development and facilitate collaboration and the sharing of resources on international projects. Members hail from varied backgrounds; microfinance to hedge funds/private equity, small enterprise to large, nanotechnology to health services, strategy consulting, the multilaterals and academia. What unites us is a belief that the private sector and private capital can bring scalability, sustainability and focus to emerging markets. We are an all volunteer network. We meet regularly in New York City and Washington, DC.

Hosted by the World Resources Institute
Thursday, August 2, 2007
4:30pm to 6:00pm
10 G. Street NE – Map
8th Floor

Event is open to the public.

For information, contact Robert Katz – rkatz (at) wri [dot] org.