Meet the MacroAdventure community

We've had the privilege of meeting and interviewing these pioneering entrepreneurs, mentors and investors on our journey across the Americas.

  Lauren O'Donnell   Founder and MD -  Green Pop   Based:Cape Town, South Africa

Lauren O'Donnell

Founder and MD - Green Pop

Based:Cape Town, South Africa

  Dave Hutchison   Founder -  Sexy Socks   Based:Cape Town, South Africa

Dave Hutchison

Founder - Sexy Socks

Based:Cape Town, South Africa

  Debbie Harris   MD -  Arumloo   Based:Cape Town, South Africa

Debbie Harris

MD - Arumloo

Based:Cape Town, South Africa

  Max Pichulik   Partner -  Impact Amplifier   Based:Cape Town, South Africa

Max Pichulik

Partner - Impact Amplifier

Based:Cape Town, South Africa

  Jonny Harris   Director -  Isidima Design and Development   Based:Cape Town, South Africa

Jonny Harris

Director - Isidima Design and Development

Based:Cape Town, South Africa

  Lisa Besserman   Founder and CEO -  Start Up Buenos Aires   Based:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lisa Besserman

Founder and CEO - Start Up Buenos Aires

Based:Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Magdalena Acuna   Innovation and Citizen Experience - Buenos Aires City  Based:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Magdalena Acuna

Innovation and Citizen Experience - Buenos Aires City

Based:Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Martin Frankel   Managing Partner -  Area Tres   Based: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Martin Frankel

Managing Partner - Area Tres

Based: Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Juan Andres Camus   Co-Founder and CEO -  Valhalla   Based:Chile

Juan Andres Camus

Co-Founder and CEO - Valhalla

Based:Chile

  Franz Gomez   Vice President for Latin America and Caribbean -  Fundacion Capital   Based:Bolivia

Franz Gomez

Vice President for Latin America and Caribbean - Fundacion Capital

Based:Bolivia

  Francisco Torrealba   Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer -  Valhalla   Based:Chile

Francisco Torrealba

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer - Valhalla

Based:Chile

  Luis Calvo Soux   Country Representative -  Fundacion Capital   Based:Bolivia

Luis Calvo Soux

Country Representative - Fundacion Capital

Based:Bolivia

  Ana Maria Giraldo   Co-Founder -  Dibijaguja   Based:Medellin, Colombia

Ana Maria Giraldo

Co-Founder - Dibijaguja

Based:Medellin, Colombia

  Alvaro Gomez   Co-Founder -  Dibujaguja   Based:Medellin, Colombia

Alvaro Gomez

Co-Founder - Dibujaguja

Based:Medellin, Colombia

  Sofia Redford   Director of Communications -  Fundacion Capital   Based:Bogota, Colombia

Sofia Redford

Director of Communications - Fundacion Capital

Based:Bogota, Colombia

  Catalina Quintana   Founder and Lawyer -  LeanCase   Based:Medellin, Colombia

Catalina Quintana

Founder and Lawyer - LeanCase

Based:Medellin, Colombia

  Maria Teresa Guzman   Marketing Manager -  My Office Panama   Based: Panama City

Maria Teresa Guzman

Marketing Manager - My Office Panama

Based: Panama City

  Juan Jose Arciniega   CEO -  My Office Panama   Based: Panama City

Juan Jose Arciniega

CEO - My Office Panama

Based: Panama City

  Sebastian Mendoza   Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor  Based: Panama City

Sebastian Mendoza

Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor

Based: Panama City

  Bastin Vrancken   Co-Founder and Director -  Manos Unidas   Based:Nicaragua

Bastin Vrancken

Co-Founder and Director - Manos Unidas

Based:Nicaragua

  Heather 'Blue' van Doorninck   Cowboy and Visionary  -  Big Sky / Rancho Chilamate   Based:Nicaragua

Heather 'Blue' van Doorninck

Cowboy and Visionary  - Big Sky/Rancho Chilamate

Based:Nicaragua

  Lord Drayson   CEO & Founder -  Drayson Technologies   Based:London

Lord Drayson

CEO & Founder - Drayson Technologies

Based:London

  Philip Wilson   CEO -  EcoFiltro  and  El Pintado Organic Coffee   Based: Antigua, Guatemala

Philip Wilson

CEO - EcoFiltro and El Pintado Organic Coffee

Based: Antigua, Guatemala

  Rich Ambrose   Co-Founder -  Pomona Impact  and  Impact Hub Antigua   Based:Antigua, Guatemala

Rich Ambrose

Co-Founder - Pomona Impact and Impact Hub Antigua

Based:Antigua, Guatemala

  Sarah Sterling   Social Impact Metrics Officer -  Pomona Impact   Based:Antigua, Guatemala

Sarah Sterling

Social Impact Metrics Officer - Pomona Impact

Based:Antigua, Guatemala

  Cesar Tzian   Manager -  Impact Hub Antigua   Based:Antigua, Guatemala

Cesar Tzian

Manager - Impact Hub Antigua

Based:Antigua, Guatemala

  Irene Rivera Delgado   Strategic Development -  Alterna   Based:Antigua, Guatemala

Irene Rivera Delgado

Strategic Development - Alterna

Based:Antigua, Guatemala

   Natalie Cowie     Vice President Business Development US -  Drayson Technologies     Based:San Francisco

Natalie Cowie

Vice President Business Development US - Drayson Technologies

Based:San Francisco

  Christine Kenna   Principal -  Ignia VC   Based:Mexico City

Christine Kenna

Principal - Ignia VC

Based:Mexico City

   Jimena Albert     Marketing & Operations Manager Mexico City -  Drayson Technologies     Based:Mexico City

Jimena Albert

Marketing & Operations Manager Mexico City - Drayson Technologies

Based:Mexico City

  Anastasiya Litvinova   Director of Investor Relations -  Agora Partnerships   Based:Mexico City

Anastasiya Litvinova

Director of Investor Relations - Agora Partnerships

Based:Mexico City

  Rafael Jimenez   Founder -  Seenapse   Based:Mexico City

Rafael Jimenez

Founder - Seenapse

Based:Mexico City

  Araceli Campos   Managing Director -  Impact Hub DF   Based:Mexico City

Araceli Campos

Managing Director - Impact Hub DF

Based:Mexico City

  Pato Bichara   CEO and Co-Founder -  Collective Academy   Based:Mexico City

Pato Bichara

CEO and Co-Founder - Collective Academy

Based:Mexico City

  Rafael Camps   CEO and Co-Founder -  SOMOSFUT   Based:Mexico City

Rafael Camps

CEO and Co-Founder - SOMOSFUT

Based:Mexico City

  Manuel Villegas   CEO -  Capptu   Based:Mexico City

Manuel Villegas

CEO - Capptu

Based:Mexico City

  Bibop G. Gresta   Chairman -  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.  Founder -  JumpStartFund  and Digitalmagics  Based:Los Angeles 

Bibop G. Gresta

Chairman - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Founder - JumpStartFund and Digitalmagics

Based:Los Angeles 

  Erin Raab   Founder and CEO -  RE-ENVISIONED   Based:San Francisco

Erin Raab

Founder and CEO - RE-ENVISIONED

Based:San Francisco

  Kyle Busacker   Director of Sales and Marketing -  Global Expeditions Group   Based:Portland

Kyle Busacker

Director of Sales and Marketing - Global Expeditions Group

Based:Portland

  Christian Sarason   Executive Director -  Ocean Gate Foundation   Based:Seattle

Christian Sarason

Executive Director - Ocean Gate Foundation

Based:Seattle

  Ryan Slater    Co-Founder  -  The Juice Truck   Based:Vancouver

Ryan Slater

Co-Founder - The Juice Truck

Based:Vancouver

   Chin Hing Chang     Programme Manager -  Spring University   Based:Vancouver

Chin Hing Chang

Programme Manager - Spring University

Based:Vancouver

  Lance Ahern   Managing Director -  Launch Alaska   Based:Anchorage

Lance Ahern

Managing Director - Launch Alaska

Based:Anchorage

  Bill Tsurnos   Programme Director -  Chanlyut   Based:Anchorage

Bill Tsurnos

Programme Director - Chanlyut

Based:Anchorage

  Yaso Thiru   Business Professor -  Alaska Pacific University   Based:Anchorage

Yaso Thiru

Business Professor - Alaska Pacific University

Based:Anchorage

  Adam Bendell   CEO -  Toniic   Based:San Francisco

Adam Bendell

CEO - Toniic

Based:San Francisco

  Pamela Hawley   Founder and CEO -  Universal Giving   Based:San Francisco

Pamela Hawley

Founder and CEO - Universal Giving

Based:San Francisco

  Simone Wren   Partnership Manager -  Social Venture Partners   Based:Portland

Simone Wren

Partnership Manager - Social Venture Partners

Based:Portland

  Steve Johnson   CEO -  ImpactHub Seattle   Based:Seattle

Steve Johnson

CEO - ImpactHub Seattle

Based:Seattle

  Zach Berman   Co-Founder -  The Juice Truck   Based:Vancouver

Zach Berman

Co-Founder - The Juice Truck

Based:Vancouver

  Jennifer Chan   Co-Founder -  Eloqi   Based:Vancouver

Jennifer Chan

Co-Founder - Eloqi

Based:Vancouver

  Eric McCallum   Board Member - MCE Social Capital  Owner -  Arctic Wire Rope and Supply   Angel Investor and Mentor  Based:Anchorage

Eric McCallum

Board Member - MCE Social Capital

Owner - Arctic Wire Rope and Supply

Angel Investor and Mentor

Based:Anchorage

  Sasha Tsurnos    Case Manager -  CITC   Based:Anchorage

Sasha Tsurnos 

Case Manager - CITC

Based:Anchorage

  Dario Parziale   Manager -  Toniic   Based:San Francisco

Dario Parziale

Manager - Toniic

Based:San Francisco

   Pamela Roussos     Senior Director -  Global Social Benefit Institute      Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship     Based:San Francisco

Pamela Roussos

Senior Director - Global Social Benefit Institute

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Based:San Francisco

  Liza Ramirez   Founder -  Two Tongues   Based:Portland

Liza Ramirez

Founder - Two Tongues

Based:Portland

  Devon Brooks   Director -  Futurpreneur Canada , Founder, Mentor, Speaker and Author  Based:Vancouver

Devon Brooks

Director - Futurpreneur Canada, Founder, Mentor, Speaker and Author

Based:Vancouver

  Allison Audrey   Founder -  Sangre de Fruta   Based:Vancouver

Allison Audrey

Founder - Sangre de Fruta

Based:Vancouver

  Valerie Song   CEO and Co-Founder -  Ava Technologies   Based:Vancouver

Valerie Song

CEO and Co-Founder - Ava Technologies

Based:Vancouver

  Jamie Kenworthy   Manager -  49th Fund   Based:Anchorage

Jamie Kenworthy

Manager - 49th Fund

Based:Anchorage

  Jason Smith   Founder -  Alaska Natural Organics   Based:Anchorage

Jason Smith

Founder - Alaska Natural Organics

Based:Anchorage

  Lindsay Smalling   Producer and Curator -  SOCAP   Based:San Francisco

Lindsay Smalling

Producer and Curator - SOCAP

Based:San Francisco

  Simon Love   MD -  Hatch Innovation   Based:Portland   

Simon Love

MD - Hatch Innovation

Based:Portland

 

  Julie Sullivan   Co-Founder -  GroundUp   Based:Portland

Julie Sullivan

Co-Founder - GroundUp

Based:Portland

  Mark Brand   Chef, Mentor and Founder -  Save on Meats   Based:Vancouver

Mark Brand

Chef, Mentor and Founder - Save on Meats

Based:Vancouver

  Wyle Baoween   CEO -  HRx Tech   Based:Vancouver

Wyle Baoween

CEO - HRx Tech

Based:Vancouver

  Rachit Khare   CTO and Co-Founder -  HRx Tech   Based:Vancouver

Rachit Khare

CTO and Co-Founder - HRx Tech

Based:Vancouver

  Stephen Trimble   Founder -  Arctic Solar Ventures   Based:Anchorage

Stephen Trimble

Founder - Arctic Solar Ventures

Based:Anchorage

  Bob Shaw   Partner -  Alaska Natural Organics   Based:Anchorage

Bob Shaw

Partner - Alaska Natural Organics

Based:Anchorage