Ben Powell

Founder and longtime CEO of Agora Partnership, an international non-profit organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs. Agora’s remarkable work has focused on Nicaragua for most of the last 16 years, where they identify small businesses with the potential to strengthen their communities economically and socially, and then provide international mentorship, expert consulting, and links to capital. Ben has become a seasoned expert in business consulting and social venture investing. He recently took a step back from day to day management of Agora. Ben holds an MBA from Columbia University and has been named a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur, a BMW Foundation Young Leader, and an Ashoka Fellow.