Larta Institute Energizes Technology Ideas: Applying a Network-Centric Model to Generate Societal Impact in 2013, Annual Report Released - KCTV5

Larta Institute Energizes Technology Ideas: Applying a Network-Centric Model to Generate Societal Impact in 2013, Annual Report Released

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LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For 20 years, Larta Institute has worked closely with entrepreneurs across the globe. Its work, in brief "energizes" innovations that have the potential to positively impact mankind's concerns: technologies that feed the world, fuel the world and heal the world. Larta's programs focus on enabling entrepreneurs to build commercially viable and successful businesses and to network and connect them with expertise and talent to ensure that these innovations have worldwide impact. 

As a continuing chronicle of its work, Larta is proud to release its 2013 Annual Report.

The Report looks back at the evolving growth of the organization over its 20 year anniversary in 2013, while portraying the scope and impact of its work in that year, it also seeks to look forward to Larta's plans for the future.

Some key milestones in Larta's growth are presented in the Report: the context for its founding amid the economic turmoil in California in the early 1990s, Larta's creation of a global platform for entrepreneurs, starting with Scandinavia in 1997, the inking of a partnership with its federal agency partners in the early 2000s, all of which has led to considerable impact and work with 9,700 entrepreneurs in 20 countries as of 2013. In 2013 alone, Larta assisted 463 entrepreneurs developing solutions to the world's food, energy and health concerns.

2013 Impact Summary:

  • 3,800+ mentoring hours provided to 463 Larta entrepreneurs in 5 countries
  • $41M raised by Larta entrepreneurs from non-government capital providers
  • 6 acquisitions of Larta entrepreneurs
  • 37 new deals signed by Larta entrepreneurs
  • 78 new high-skill jobs in 77 Larta-mentored companies

The outstanding achievements of a cohort of Larta's 2013 portfolio entrepreneurs are also featured throughout the report.

Larta has established strong momentum in its work with entrepreneurs, and social impact for the innovations it has brought forward. But its legacy is still being built as it looks to the future. President and Chief Operating Officer Constanza Pachon calls Larta's 20th year "an inflection point for us as an organization." She specifically calls out Larta's creation of a for-profit subsidiary, and the fact that the organization is now "primed to deploy new initiatives that will enable us to undertake activities outside of the work prescribed by our service contracts."

The future timeline found on the last page of the report provides hints of Larta's latest plans, citing a future endowment to provide free services to deserving tech-based entrepreneurs, the founding of an agri-tech accelerator, and new alliances to complete a group of partners in all 5 emerging regions.

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