EmpreSomos: a game-changing initiative for Central America

Expert Testimonials


This page contains expressions of support for EmpreSomos from a selection of stakeholders, including international economists, policy analysts, potential beneficiaries, and members of Central American Diasporas.


Entrepreneurial approaches are the prime pathways to sustainable economic and social futures.   EmpreSomos provides the guidance for that pathway, combining education, mentoring, and training approaches to help potential and existing entrepreneurs start and grow businesses that provide value to themselves, their families, and their communities. 

Patricia G. Greene, MBA, Ph.D., Babson College, Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies
Global Academic Director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative
Nota Bene: Both Babson’s MBA and undergraduate Entrepreneurship School, are ranked No 1 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report

EmpreSomos is an original initiative with a state-of-the-art approach that intertwines entrepreneurship learning and opportunity, user-friendly technology, regional focus, and interrelationships between kindred entrepreneurial participants. It has a high potential to successfully deal with Central America’s proverbial development challenges.

Juan Carlos Navarro, Science and Technology Specialist, Competitiveness and Innovation Division, Inter-American Development Bank

EmpreSomos has the potential to open far-reaching economic and social development opportunities for thousands of Central Americans in the next several years. This is a paramount initiative with an innovative and cost-efficient delivery model to facilitate its self-sustainability. It is hard to imagine a better way to foster significant positive impacts in the Central American region.

Octavio Martinez, PhD, Professor of Competitive and Corporate Strategy, INCAE Business School, Central America

EmpreSomos addresses the huge need that exists in Central America to provide entrepreneurs with the skills to transit and overcome the “Valley of Death” challenges and be successful. It may become a superb center of information, knowledge transfers, and training where the integration of technology and the ability of experienced mentors generates new models of attention for startups to boost their capacity to compete globally.

Samuel Salazar Genovez, Director - Programa de Innovación Tecnológica, PROINNOVA Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social - FUSADES

At a time of uncertainty about Latin America´s socio-economic situation with negative consequences on Central America, in particular, an initiative like EmpreSomos is commendable. Its successful implementation will offer opportunity-rich channels to foster and enhance entrepreneurial and work skills of youngsters. Equally important, it will also contribute to improving social and economic welfare in Central America´s Northern Triangle, thereby mitigating forced migration and its counterproductive effects on families and societies.

Feliciano López Peralta, Former Deputy Representative in Honduras, Inter-American Development Bank