- “It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man (and woman) who does things.” -- Teddy Roosevelt
From creating handcrafted jewelry to constructing bamboo housing, growing sustainable coffee to manufacturing magnetic wooden blocks, the Class of 2011 featured a range of unique companies using business in powerful ways to solve social and environmental problems in their communities. Spanning three Central American countries including Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras, these entrepreneurs collectively have amassed US $2.4 million in closed deals and US $3.5 million worth of deals in due diligence, figures that position the class to exceed all financial expectations. The success of the Class of 2011 set the stage for expansion into El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Mexico in 2012. Click on the logos below to view the profiles from our Class of 2011.