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Interview with Daniel Buchbinder
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Future of Impact Investing Impact investing has been getting increasing amounts of media attention and interest from both the for-profit and nonprofit fields with investment funds being created...
Interview with Philip Wilson
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
When you do the right thing, it’s also good business   While the terminology used around social entrepreneurship in Central America is a relatively new term, we have found hundreds of entrepreneurs...
Interview with Ligia Chinchilla
Thursday, June 7, 2018
In the past three years working as the Director of Impact for Pomona Impact, it has been my personal mission to take on the task of creating an impact measurement system for our investments. When I...
ENERGRYN RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM POMONA IMPACT
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Antigua Guatemala, December 5th, 2017– Pomona Impact has committed to a five-year $250,000 investment in Energryn. Energryn manufactures and sells low-cost hybrid water heaters that have the same...
ECOFILTRO RECEIVED INVESTMENT FROM POMONA IMPACT
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Antigua Guatemala, November 20, 2017– Pomona Impact has committed to a five-year $150,000 investment in Ecofiltro. Ecofiltro is one of the most well-known examples of a social enterprise in Guatemala...
VIVA IDEA Workshop 2017: Scaling Your Impact as a Social Entrepreneur
Monday, November 27, 2017
   The VIVA IDEA workshop for social entrepreneurs is a week-long event that takes place once per year on the campus of INCAE business school in Nicaragua. Entrepreneurs from all over Latin America...
PRESS RELEASE: ORGANIC GUM, LLC, RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM POMONA IMPACT
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Antigua, Guatemala, May 16, 2017– Pomona Impact has committed $250,000 to Organic Gum, LLC, producer of the only organic, biodegradable and sugar free gum sourced from the Petén region in Guatemala...
Bootcamp Enactus-Pomona-Pantaleon
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Pomona Impact is mainly an investment fund, we are convinced that through the strategic investments we do, offering capital to the missing middle, we are generating good quality jobs in the Central...
Pomona Impact participated in BioAg Conference organized by Fintrac
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
 The spectacular Lake Atitlán, located in the Department of Sololá, in the Guatemalan Western Highlands, was the ideal place to host the Conference focused on Agricultural Biocontrollers, organized...
México Village Capital
Monday, February 20, 2017
Pomona Impact is proud to have partnered with Village Capital (and AutoDesk Foundation) and serve on the Advisory Board of the first HealthTech accelerator in Mexico. We had partnered with Village...
Takeaways
Monday, July 11, 2016
This summer, the Pomona Impact team launched its first Roadshow in Partnership with ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs) to announce the launch of our newest fund, the Pomona Impact...
SOCAP16
Monday, March 14, 2016
This Year’s Highlights To Date and the SOCAP16 Conference     So far, this year has been a series of incredible events and recognitions for us at Pomona Impact. Below are some of the highlights...
Impact Investment in Action
Monday, April 18, 2016
Last week we got the chance to ride along with one of our Portfolio companies, Setesik, to visit some of the communities in which they work along Lake Atitlan. We set off from Antigua early in the...
FLII Conference
Monday, March 14, 2016
This past week, the Pomona Impact team participated in the first ever FLII Central American Conference. FLII (Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto) is an annual conference that focuses on...
Heifer International Trip
Monday, February 8, 2016
Technical Assistance for Social Enterprises: Heifer International Case Study   A few months ago, we were invited to see what Heifer International has been doing in coordination with local...
Wakami Visit
Monday, February 1, 2016
The creation of “bracelets of change” and the communities that weave them…     How do we really know when a product that we buy actually has a real impact on the person who helped to produce it?...
Anniversary party
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Impact Hub Celebrates its 1st Anniversary Party     On the 30th of October, the Impact Hub Antigua celebrated it’s first year of operations with over 50 people coming from all over Guatemala to...
Thoughts on the FLII conference
Monday, December 21, 2015
Bringing Metrics to the Forefront     During the FLII conference, one major gap that I noticed missing from the agenda as well as the general conversation was space for an open dialogue...
Pomona Impact
Monday, October 19, 2015
Changing the Ecosystem in Central America     Whenever people think of Central America, especially in regards to El Salvador, the first thing that probably comes to mind is gang violence or...
Social Entrepreneur Spotlight
Monday, September 21, 2015
Social Entrepreneur Spotlight: Tono Aguilar, CASSA     In Central America there are so many amazing entrepreneurs that are starting projects that have a real social and or environmental impact. We...

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