Our History

 

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     2008—2013

  • Founders of Elevate launched a non-profit business training program in Mexico
  • Students enrolled in the course generated USD 1,000,000
  • 100+ volunteer chapter sites started
  • Small business trainings conducted in more than 14 countries
  • Trained 4,500 small business owners
  • Number of employees: 35

 

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     2013

  • Incubated the Elevate Business for-profit model at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
  • Co-founder Jeremi Brewer conducted post-doctoral research on 4,000 lending institutions in 64 countries.
  • Published Necessity Entrepreneurs Volume I
  • Number of employees: 4

 

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     2014 

  • Partnered with Fundación Paraguaya — Paraguay’s leading microcredit foundation
  • Elevate Business launched operations in Asunción, Paraguay.
  • Approved by Federal Ministry of Education
  • Interviewed 600+ small business owners
  • Sold first Independent Franchise to Paraguayan entrepreneurs
  • Trained 125 small business owners
  • Number of employees: 30

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     2015

  • Partnered with Medalla Milagrosa — Paraguay’s leading cooperative
  • Partnered with Cooperativa Mercado 4 — Asunción’s largest cooperative
  • Sold second Independent Franchise to Paraguayan entrepreneurs
  • Sold third Independent Franchise to international entrepreneurs
  • Trained 1,400 small business owners
  • Number of employees: 55

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    2016

  • Partnered with Fondo Ganadero — Paraguay’s Federal Cattle Lending Fund
  • Partnered with Cooperative Ñemby — Fastest growing Co-op in Paraguay
  • Partnered with Banco Nacional de Fomento — Federal Bank of Paraguay
  • Published Necessity Entrepreneurs Volume 2
  • Parnered with Credinka — Largest MFI in Peru
  • Partnered with Banco de Crédito del Perú —  Peru’s largest commercial bank
  • Trained 4,500 small business owners
  • Number of employees: 95

 

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