Impact Hub Tegucigalpa and the Kirchner Impact Foundation Collaborate to Support the Impact Investing Ecosystem in the Central American Region

Jacksonville, FL and Tegucigalpa MDC, February 27, 2023 – Impact Hub Tegucigalpa and Kirchner Impact Foundation (KIF) are pleased to announce a unique collaboration to strengthen the impact investment ecosystem in Central America. This important collaboration will have an inclusive, gender-lens and SDG-focused approach.

Impact Hub aims to foster and consolidate an impact investment network in Honduras and the Central American region with the participation of the different actors of the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The collaboration between KIF and Impact hub will facilitate the Kirchner Investment Academy and the soon to be announced CONECTANDO event.

Impact Hub is the main global network that catalyzes innovation in companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs as a motor for the development of impact solutions. Their work is focused on the articulation and linking of the actors of the entrepreneurship ecosystem at a national and international level for sustainable development of the region, through a vision of triple impact and comprehensive collaboration.

The Kirchner Investment Academy, developed by KIF, focuses heavily on familiarizing aspiring individuals with the fundamentals of impact investing, from an investor’s perspective. The academy will be structured as a boot camp-style program for relevant ecosystem actors with a mission to help prepare a new generation of entrepreneurs and capital allocators to actively participate in their own local impact investing ecosystems.

“By promoting and boosting the impact investment agenda in the country and the Central American region through the CONECTANDO event and the Kirchner Investment Academy, we will help more entrepreneurs and investors to come together and to actually work together to develop innovative solutions that can turn Central America into an attractive destination for entrepreneurship,” mentioned Josué Reyes, General Manager of Impact Hub Tegucigalpa.

The Kirchner Investment Academy has trained more than 800 people in 10 countries around the world. Many participants have highlighted the great value of this introductory bootcamp-style program for understanding and harnessing the power of impact investing for the development and growth of promising early-stage companies focused on social and environmental impact. The program has a rating of 9.9/10, obtained from participant surveys 6 months after the program and 99% of participants recommend this program to anyone in the investor-entrepreneur ecosystem.

“As a native of Honduras and the Central American region, I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Impact Hub, Tegucigalpa. They have been at the forefront of an underserved market by promoting impact-driven businesses, which is in great alignment with the Kirchner Impact Foundation. More importantly, I believe that together we can serve as an important resource for an untapped ecosystem of ventures that are aiming to have a positive social and environmental impact in the region.” Commented Eduardo Garay, Adjunct Director – Kirchner Fellowship.  

Impact Hub Tegucigalpa

Impact Hub is a global network of communities, spaces, and programs for entrepreneurship and business development. Each of the more than 100 Impact Hubs distributed in the world has the mission to promote, inspire, connect, and enable individuals and organizations to take, invest in, and support the development of small and growing businesses toward the goals of economic prosperity, decent work, social justice, and environmental sustainability. The Tegucigalpa headquarters have more than 5 years of experience transforming businesses into systemic, innovative, and scalable solutions that generate a sustainable impact in the world.

Josue Reyes| Managing Director |

Kirchner Impact Foundation

The Kirchner Impact Foundation (KIF) is a nonprofit organization that serves as one of the “returning” arms of Kirchner Group. KIF harnesses the positive power of enterprise to make a difference in addressing some of the most important issues of today and reflects our belief that all businesses should contribute to a positive human future. The primary activities of KIF include the Kirchner Fellowship and Kirchner Investment Academy as well as other initiatives primarily across three sectors: Agriculture/Food, Health/Life Science, and Education. Through the Kirchner Impact Model (“returning” with head, hip and heart), the Foundation promotes capital efficiency and sustainable enterprises, while aiming to generate measurable, social and environmental benefits.

Hattie Brown | Co-Manager Kirchner Impact Foundation |

Eduardo Garay | Adjunct Director Kirchner Fellowship |

Kirchner Group

Kirchner Group was founded in 1985 as a boutique advisory firm and today operates various subsidiaries, providing advisory services (M&A, assessments, diligence) and operational support (interim management, workouts, turnarounds) as well as asset management (dedicated, portfolio optimization) – all leveraging a proprietary approach that dovetails domain and process expertise. The firm also recently launched an academic initiative, using their expertise and four decades of experience, to assist academic institutions in leveraging their current assets to generate new resources while also growing their societal impact.

Throughout the decades Kirchner Group has been internationally recognized for its unique business model centered around creating value while promoting values: “earning while returning”. The firm has also established a reputation for building and rebuilding important business and social paradigms based on its deep entrepreneurial orientation.

Kirchner Group’s clients and partners include early stage to mid-market companies, , academic institutions, venture capital and private equity firms as well as family offices and some of the world’s largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors.  Stay up to date on our initiatives and activities by following us on LinkedIn.

Blair Kirchner | Managing Director |