Industry: Professional Training
Mission: A coworking space and laboratory of entrepreneurship providing workspace sharing for start-up founders to encourage their ideas into scalable and triple impact companies. They conduct events, training, and workshops to facilitate connections and collaboration among those seeking a positive impact in social, cultural, and environmental areas.
What 3 words best describe your company culture?
Audacious, Adaptable, Diverse
What quote best exemplifies your company?
“The next Mohammed Yunus could be found in Cuenca, Ecuador; but if she doesn’t have an ecosystem to help her flourish, the entire world will miss out on her solution. IMPAQTO is the answer to the need of change agents who feel alone in their path in emerging cities Latin America.”
How is your product or service having a positive social and/or environmental impact?
Change agents are audacious leaders that envision a new, more sustainable and just reality, but too often, their initiatives fail to achieve their potential because — by accident of geography — they are alone: their contexts provide little encouragement, mentorship, collaboration and resources.
IMPAQTO is a B Corp that weaves the social fabric on which an impact ecosystem flourishes and therefore enables social entrepreneurs, change agents, and thought leaders to change their local realities in Latin America. We do this by offering inspiring coworking spaces in Ecuador that reflect the community’s values (from recycling to universal washrooms), an impact business accelerator, a corporate and non-profit venturing consulting firm and very soon, an impact investment fund.
What is your company’s vision for the future?
IMPAQTO envisions a network of impact ecosystems across Latin America that are inter-connected through a back-end of collaboration that reaches every change agent, regardless of their geographical location. We plan to expand our model of coworking spaces+acceleration programs+ ecosystem events in emerging cities (under 3 million pop.) in the whole region.