Impact Investment in Colombia

1/03/2018
Impact Investment in Colombia

 

On 20 February 2018, ProColombia, Impact Hub Amsterdam and the Embassy of Colombia to the Netherlands organized the event “Explore Colombia’s Entrepreneurial Opportunities”. The Ambassador of Colombia, Juan Jose Quintana, open the event with an inspiring speech presenting the main reasons why Colombia is in the perfect moment to invest. The event was moderated by Mrs. Tatiana Glad, Director of Impact Hub Amsterdam, and consisted of a series of presentations over the Colombian investment environment.

Mr. Javier Pinzon, Head of the Representative Office of ProColombia in the Netherlands, started by presenting the investment opportunities in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors, in the post-conflict context. He was followed by Mrs. Paula Gutiérrez, Director of Impact Hub Bogota, and Mrs. Tatiana Glad, who discussed their experience as business incubators and explained the impact ecosystem in the country. Afterwards, Mr. Javier Vásquez, Fruandes Business Manager, presented the company’s work as Bcorp and finally, Mr. Menno Derks, Partner & MD at Saronafund, discussed his experience as an investor in Colombia. The event finalized with a panel discussion between all the speakers about the impact and entrepreneurial opportunities in Colombia as well as the collaboration opportunities between Dutch and Colombian entrepreneurs and investors.

The event closed with a “cocoa tour”, where buyers and investors got the chance to meet some of the Colombian cocoa companies that participated in the Chocoa Fair and have a taste of their products.

 

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