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Who We Are 2017-07-26T11:41:10+00:00

Who We Are

Agora is a business development nonprofit (501C3). Our IRS charter allows us to use donated funds to launch for profit businesses. These businesses are focused on contributing to economic growth by creating jobs, paying taxes and promoting social projects within the community which the business is in.

What We Do

Agora trains, empowers and supports socially conscious entrepreneurs to launch sustainable and profitable businesses in communities in the developing world and the U.S urban core through a comprehensive offering that includes assessment, mentoring, training on Lean Principles, funding, ongoing holistic support.

What We Offer

  • One on One Lean Principle business consulting from professional entrepreneurs
  • Mentorship from subject matter experts
  • Economic development fund set up and access (donated funds)
  • Services such as; health insurance, member care, etc.

Meet Our Team

RAY BARRETH
RAY BARRETHChief Executive Officer
Ray Barreth has over 30 years experience creating, directing, and leading new ventures in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has brought companies from product inception to funding and launch, two of which exceeded $100M in annual revenue.
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RALPH METZGER
RALPH METZGERChief Innovation Officer
Ralph Metzger is a social entrepreneur with 25 years of experience building businesses in the developing world. From furniture manufacturing to vermiculture biotechnology, these ventures made a lasting impact on the lives they touched and their communities.
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ERIC ROSELL
ERIC ROSELLChief Operations Officer
Eric Rosell graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in Culinary Arts Management. He loves connecting people through food, and managed 75+ crew members at Trader Joe’s for five years, while developing policies and procedures.
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80% of startup businesses fail, but with Agora Enterprises, 80% of startup business succeed.
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