Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Leticia has started and coordinated the Blood Donation Organisation is Sao Paulo from 2001 and 2007. As key achievements, she researched and presented the ‘Best European Practices in Blood Donors’ Recruitment’ – Studied top blood donor organizations in Europe (Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain) and gathered best practices, adapting some such as the Danish ambassador program, to the Brazilian reality. She also act as convenor of the first Brazilian Meeting of blood organizations, a success with 10 institutions from different states represented and 65 participants, helping the expansion of the network and members.
Leticia also was a Board member for the Youth Committee and Delegate for Latin America, establishing the International Youth Committee, successfully coordinating a multi-cultural workgroup of 12 young volunteers for the project, initiated the Latin-American Forums to allow the exchange of best practices among countries and organized 3 editions and convened the International Youth Forums and Latin American Meetings in Estonia, Tunisia, Brazil, Bolivia and Malta.
Nathalia has recently launched a consultancy to organisations that promote change and better living such as urban agriculture initiatives and social enterprises. She provides, among other things, viability studies and support in the development of business strategies and grant applications. In less than a year, her work has guaranteed over £200k in grants for different projects.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We are connected to the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - a Network of mentors and researchers based at University of Nottingham.