Martin Mayorga to be Keynote for Impact Investing in Action Conference
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayorga Coffee, is proud to announce that Martin Mayorga has been asked to be the entrepreneur keynote during the opening plenary session of the Impact Investing in Action conference. The conference will take place at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business from May 20th through May 23rd. Impact Investing in Action is presented in partnership with the Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Global Human Development Program.
Martin Mayorga founded Mayorga Coffee in 1997 for the purpose of supporting small farmers in Latin America, where he spent his childhood. The company's vision is "to revolutionize inefficient and inequitable business and social models for the purpose of creating holistic sustainability". Since its inception, the team at Mayorga has remained focused on growing a business for the sake of providing opportunities for individuals and communities to thrive. This passion for culture, communities, and nature has built Mayorga as one of the largest specialty coffee importers and roasters in the United States while being family-owned and operated.
"Mayorga Coffee represents the very best kind of business," said Agora CEO Ben Powell, "one that defines success by how much value is creates for all of its stakeholders, local farmers, customers, investors, and its community." Mayorga will open the conference by touching on the power of entrepreneurship to create social change and the growing number of business opportunities emerging between the United States and Latin America. The conference will convene hundreds of people working in the impact investing and entrepreneurship spaces from over a dozen countries in Latin America," stated Powell.
Mayorga Coffee is a direct importer and small batch roaster of specialty coffees. The company's vision is to revolutionize inefficient and inequitable business and social models for the purpose of creating sustainable growth opportunities for coffee farmers and communities. Mayorga Coffee works directly with essential members of the supply chain and partners with those that also seek to protect our environment, improve our communities, and providing individuals with opportunities for growth.
About Impact Investing in Action
IIA is a gathering of key industry actors designed to drive capital to early-stage companies and to build the ecosystem for impact investing in Latin America. These key actors include investors, entrepreneurs, and field builders (grant-giving institutions and foundations, impact accelerators, and universities).
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