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Impacting Entrepreneurs With A Network

March 12, 2024 12:56 PM | Chris Cochran (Administrator)

What really sparks economic growth in underserved communities? At Entrepreneurs Across Borders, we believe that it is the power of community. Time and time again, we have seen how working with entrepreneurs from the bottom up, rather than waiting for instructions from  government programs in a top-down model, has created more meaningful impact. Keeping this in mind, we decided to create the Global Impact Network (GIN). The idea behind GIN is to bring together seasoned business leaders who are committed to creating opportunities for entrepreneurs in developing countries in a variety of ways, including through participating in regular events, one-on-one mentorship, trusted referrals and access to our collective network. 

In December 2023, Entrepreneurs Across Borders held GIN’s first program: our three-day Impact Tour. This event brought 12 seasoned American entrepreneurs to Jamaica, where they met with emerging entrepreneurs as well as established  figures in the country’s tech and finance scene. Participants were able to see and hear firsthand the challenges facing Jamaican entrepreneurs, giving them needed context that helped them understand how they could best be of help. GIN members also learned about how EAB is helping to create a member-managed seed capital fund in the Caribbean. This seed capital fund will be the first of its kind in the region, giving entrepreneurs much needed access to capital. 

Are you interested in helping to create opportunities for entrepreneurs in developing countries? Would you like to meet other established entrepreneurs who have a “give first” mentality? Find out how you can join our Global Impact Network here. 

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