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Events

National Competition Identifies Surprising Mix of Legacy and Innovator Companies – Anheuser Busch InBev, Financial Times, Skillshare, ZS Associates, and Omnicom.

El Salvador

Dalia is a self-made Salvadoran woman.

Guatemala

Founded by Lola and Maggie, with Victoria as the General Manager and Tatiana leading new project development, Fridas is the first Mexican restaurant-bar in Antigua, Guatemala.

Remote Mentoring
Lebanon

Every businesswoman needs a LinkedIn profile, and Bpeace's Liz Wald, Ann Callison and Marla Gitterman have fun in Beirut showing these Syrian refugees how to create an effective one.

Corporate Partnership

“All of our growth has been because of networking,” says Guatemala’s Lorena Velasquez who believes most valuable thing you can do for your business is to meet people.

El Salvador

“Claudia had great data on her Salvadoran business which made it easy for us to do our analysis. We tested her products. We visited her competitors to understand her positioning.”

Guatemala

“Bpeace is aiming to prevent poverty and violence and that is what I’m trying to do, too.”

Thought Leadership

We analyzed data from 100 Fast Runner businesses in the Bpeace portfolio to assess the impact of our philanthropist / skillanthropist network on local communities and women-led businesses. The findings exceeded even our own expectations.

The Hackathon Crew
Skillanthropists

After three trips on behalf of Bpeace, Skillanthropist Justin Harlow still enjoys helping Fast Runners find innovative ways to solve their most sticky business problems.

Skillanthropists

“I believe that if everyone could have a job and purpose in life, violence and tensions would go down.”

Lebanon

 

In the midst of the one of the world’s worst refugee crisis, the Bpeace community is planting some of the first seeds of hope.   

Corporate Partnership

A commitment to personal improvement drives The Vitamin Shoppe brand. So, the maker of nutritional supplements said yes when Bpeace asked if they would share their knowledge with two Salvadoran entrepreneurs.

Corporate Partnership

“We have a lot of employees from Latin American who appreciate that we do this. It’s a shared interest across the company.”

El Salvador

SPEAK had been growing faster than they could accommodate. The founder believed he did not have the right organizational structure, and information was not flowing. “I did not have visibility within the business. It would have been impossible to

El Salvador

“As a small business owner, it is really hard to do everything. Bpeace taught me that I have to know what I’m good at and where I’m really needed, and not waste my time where I could delegate and create a new job. There was a lot of strategi