I’m an engineer by training, business consultant by profession, and social enterprise advisor by passion.

As a consultant with Agora Partnerships, I support strategic growth initiatives and investment readiness with start ups in Latin America and the Caribbean while living in Santiago, Chile.

I’m experienced in advising early- and growth-stage technology, housing, agriculture and energy companies in Latin America and South Asia, such as MyRain in India, allGreenup in Chile, Veerhouse Voda in Haiti, Brave UP in Chile, Oincs in Uruguay, and EOS International in Nicaragua.

Previously, my teams and I co-created Minnesota’s first university impact venture incubator, Acara, and impact angel investing group, IMNPACT Angels, catalyzing $1 million+ in investments and supporting dozens of entrepreneurs. I’ve also had the opportunity to co-lead growth of an international engineering non-profit in the US, develop productive public spaces in slums in Kenya, implement water supply solutions in rural Uganda, and manage field research studies in Nepal and India. I have degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and sustainable development from Utrecht University.

An amateur photographer, culinary enthusiast, avid traveler and couch surfer, I love trekking in mountain regions, climbing indoors and outdoors, and cycling year-round.

I’m grateful to have lived in eight countries on five continents so far, and to have created wonderful friendships along the way.


brian.jacob.bell {at} gmail.com
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