Hi everyone and welcome!
My name is Carolina and I am a 29-year-old social entrepreneur and consultant from Colombia.
It all started in 2013. I was studying my Masters’ Degree at the London School of Economics (LSE) when along a group of friends I cofounded Agruppa, one of the most renown social and technological startups in Latin America for its impact shortening the fruit and vegetable supply chain between the farm and the city.
Thanks to Agruppa’s impact in the lives of 150,000 people (mom-and-pop shops, farmers, transportation contractors, and end customers), I received different awards, like Innovator Under 35 and Humanitarian of the Year 2017 from MIT.
This page is dedicated to my experience and lessons learned as an entrepreneur and consultant, and to my mission and vision of a more equitable world through entrepreneurship. I hope this it useful and to hear from all of you soon!
My mission is to support and motivate entrepreneurs and organizations to innovate together in order to fight the most pressing challenges we face as humanity, and that often seem impossible to solve; to work together to make the impossible possible through social entrepreneurship.
Agruppa grows exponentially and received different awards nationally and internationally, including MIT Innovators Under 35 (Bogotá, Colombia)
Agruppa operations start (Bogotá, Colombia)
Agruppa is born as part of the Hult Prize (Boston, NY)
Graduated from Political Science at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)
Started stage as innovation and entrepreneurship consultant and speaker (Bogotá, Colombia)
Agruppa win the World Bank’s Call to Innovation (Washington D.C., USA)
Consultancy in Social Innovation for FUNDES and Fundación Corona (Bogotá, Colombia)
Internship at the Clinton Foundation in Technology for Development (NY, USA)
Masters’ Degree from London School of Economics (London, UK)
Global Child Forum
São Paulo 2017
More than 13 cities in 3 years
Ciudad De México
It’s not about the idea, but about identifying key challenges and being creative around these. How did Agruppa start, what was its trajectory, and what lessons learned does it leave for future entrepreneurs.
It’s Not the Idea
but the Challenge
How was starting a business for two women in Latin America, in sector traditionally dominated by men? What lessons are left for the future?
Opportunities and Challenges on
How can we be the world's’ bread basket and yet have such low nutritional indexes? An view from an entrepreneur’s lense to fruit and vegetable chains in the region.
An Entrepreneur’s Outlook to
in Latin America
How will we feed a world that projects 10 billion people by 2050? Agriculture must be something “cool” and show business potential to new generations.
recognitions and awards
In this space you will find anecdotes and learnings from my life as an entrepreneur, the experiences of other entrepreneurs and friends changing the world, and any other topic that calls my attention and may also be interesting to you! I will also use it reply to any questions you send using my contact form, so ask away!