RENEW Strategies

March 2018 Investor Trip

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Erin O'Connor
| April 3, 2018


In March, RENEW partners Matt & Laura Davis were back in the U.S. and Canada to visit with Impact Angel Network members and others interested in RENEW's work in Ethiopia. This month we hosted three events: one in Charlottesville, Virginia and two in Toronto, Canada.

Here are some of the trip highlights:

  • In Mid-March we held a great lunch event in Charlottesville, Virginia co-hosted by IAN Member Jonathan Baker. He brought together a great group of friends and colleagues to learn more about investing in Ethiopia. A big thank you to the Baker's for hosting us that day - we can't wait to come back again!
  • In Toronto, we started off the trip with a lunch event at Nota Bene in downtown Toronto. We had the opportunity to share about RENEW's Impact Angel Network and our work in Africa. We really enjoyed the company and questions that this group came up with. We hope people we're able to leave with a different perspective on investing in Africa.
  • Also in Toronto, we we're able to meet with four of our Canadian IAN Members, including our IAN Advisory Board Chair Danielle Gibbie. It was great to catch up and thanks to those that we're able to attend our events!
  • Our last stop in Toronto was a Happy Hour event at the Poet Café. We had a great turn out and we're able to have a more informal discussion on the who, what, where, and how of RENEW. It was a good opportunity to learn what was happening in the field of impact investing in Toronto with a number of different local organizations and companies being present.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make our March stops successful! We will also be in Ottawa, Canada and hosting an event in Washington D.C. during the first week of April before the partners head back to Ethiopia!


Do you live in Chicago, Minnesota or Michigan? The RENEW partners will be organizing trips and events in these cities this June. Contact us today for more information on these upcoming dates.


To find out more about RENEW or the IAN, contact us at renew@renewstrategies.com, follow us on Twitter @RENEWLLC or find us on Instagram @impactangelnetwork. Be sure to check out our upcoming events, including the upcoming Econ-Tourism Trip February 24 - March 2, 2019.