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 their communities.

What We Do

Agora Enterprises identifies, equips and commits to support socially-conscious entrepreneurs to launch profitable sustainable businesses in communities in emerging and frontier markets. We do this through a comprehensive offering that includes assessment, mentoring, training on Lean Principles, funding, and ongoing holistic support.

What We Offer

  • Consulting and training on Lean business principles by experienced entrepreneurs
  • Mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs and subject matter experts
  • Access to impact investors
  • Economic development fund management for access to donated funds

Meet Our Team

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.
RALPH METZGERChief Innovation Officer
Ralph Metzger is a social entrepreneur with 25 years of experience building businesses in emerging and frontier markets. From furniture manufacturing to vermiculture biotechnology, these ventures made a lasting impact on the lives they touched and their communities.

Do You Share Our Vision?

Join Agora Enterprises today and make a difference.