Grupo Argos Foundation

Grupo Argos Foundation joins the United Nations Accelerate 2030 program to promote social entrepreneurship

14 May 2021
  • • Accelerate 2030 is a project of the Impact Hub innovation laboratory and the United Nations Development Program that seeks to accompany social enterprises that address solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals, offering scaling strategies that allow them to multiply their impact internationally and reach other markets.
    • The enterprises will be evaluated during the process by experts and the winners of each thematic axis will receive benefits in kind for about COP 120 million in technology and the possibility of receiving support from the United Nations for another year.
    • In this version, Fundación Grupo Argos joins the program by making its technical expertise on water conservation issues available to enterprises and supporting with mentors those initiatives focused on guaranteeing the availability of drinking water in the Colombian territory.

Fundación Grupo Argos joins Accelerate 2030, the United Nations Development program that seeks to promote social enterprises that address solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals related to access to water, agriculture, logistics, female leadership, use of plastic and circular economy.

“At Fundación Grupo Argos we have a commitment to the conservation of water resources and we are convinced that we can rely on social entrepreneurs in our country for this purpose. Being part of the Accelerate 2030 program will allow us not only to deliver our knowledge and experience but also to support innovative solutions that allow us to continue fulfilling our purpose of positively transforming our environments ”.

Maria Camila Villegas – Director of Operations of the Fundación Grupo Argos.

This program includes an intensive accompaniment to entrepreneurs for a week in which they will receive advice from experts on scaling strategies that allow them to multiply their impact internationally and reach other markets, as well as benefits in kind for COP 120 million in technology for improve their processes related to artificial intelligence, internet of things, data management, among others.

Fundación Grupo Argos’s participation in this program will allow, in addition to sharing its knowledge and expertise on issues related to water security and water conservation, to learn first-hand about innovative proposals on this issue and the possibility of making high-impact alliances to start implementing cost efficient solutions nationwide.

Those entrepreneurs who are winners in each of the thematic axes of the program will continue working one more year with the United Nations to continue scaling their projects and receive up to USD 150,000 in benefits.

About Accelerate 2030
It is the world’s largest program for business solutions focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, led by the global Impact Hub network and the United Nations Development Program, supporting more than 1,600 thousand entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.

Since its launch it has had the support of allies such as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Pfizer, Mava Foundation, International Trade Center, Boston Consultation Group and, on the national scene with organizations such as Estra, FAO, Grupo Argos, SIEMENS and Cámara de Comercio de Bucaramanga.

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