Overbrook Foundation partnered with Pomona Impact with the objective of organizing an Accelerator for entrepreneurs and NGOs working in Climate Smart Agriculture in Guatemala.
After participating in the AgTech Accelerator program, the entrepreneurs understood in a more adequate way what risk investment implies and what happens behind the curtains while investors evaluate an investment opportunity.
The program focused not only on providing participants with the skills to be able to prepare a pitch and a document for their pitch day; it also ensured that the entrepreneurs understood the reasons why an investor is going to choose an entrepreneur, what factors the investor will evaluate, and what to expect from the investment process itself.
The event took place in Impact HUB Antigua during the following dates:
1) Workshop 1: September 21 to 23
2) Workshop 2: October 10 to 12
3) Workshop 3: November 5 to 7
Representatives from important institutions in the local ecosystem of agriculture, investment, agriculture technology attended our Venture Day. With the program and activities we present on Venture Day, we are helping to make known entrepreneurial initiatives in the agriculture technology field throughout the Central American region.
In our third Accelerator program, we have implemented several changes and improvements that have allowed us to offer a more solid and integrated program. We are working to create a vaster and stronger mentor network in order to be able to support the entrepreneurs in a more integral way. We are also working on developing a more cohesive strategy to connect to the wider AgTech community, with the goal of more alliances and benefits for all.