Feb. 10, 2019


Participants land in Bogota by 4:00 pm. Ground transportation to overnight stay at the sustainable coffee farm La Palma y el Tucán.

Welcome reception with co-founder Elisa Madriñán.


Feb. 11, 2019

Experiential Immersion

8:30am — 10:00am. Breakfast kickoff, program overview.

10:00am — 2:00pm. Tour of La Palma y el Tucán, exploring their model for social inclusion with 200 local coffee growers, learn alternative approaches to sustainable organic farming over lunch.

2:00pm — 5:00pm. Visit Conceptos Plásticos, a company that is reducing plastic waste and helping solve the housing deficit in the developing world by making houses from recycled plastic.

6:00 — 9:00pm. Dinner and drinks with one of the founders of Parce Rum, a premium Colombian label  of international renown that partners with Contreebute to plant a tree for every bottle of rum sold.


Feb. 12, 2019

Experiential Immersion

8:00am — 12:00pm. Breakfast at the hotel. Graffiti tour around  La Candelaria, the oldest neighborhood in Bogota; delivered by a local graffiti writer and joined by surprise guests.

12:00pm — 2:30pm. Lunch at Tábula, the experimental restaurant featured in episode 3 of Anthony Bourdain's show Parts Unknown, with rock musician-turned-chef Tomás Rueda.

2:30 - 5:00pm. Visit to Rappi, a data-enabled courier service that is the fastest growing startup in Latin America, and overview of the startup and venture investment ecosystem in Bogotá.

6:00pm — 8:00pm. Facilitated session to explore ideas and opportunities in Colombia over snacks and drinks.


Feb. 13, 2019

Experiential Immersion + Facilitated sessions

8:30am — 10:00am. Breakfast discussion about the process and implications of the peace accord in Colombia with Adri Senior from Corporación Colombia Internacional. 

10:00am — 1:30pm. Ground transportation to a former illegal coca farm that is now a small enterprise producing and exporting legal crops. Meet community organizers, social impact thought leaders, policymakers and former guerrilla members who are transitioning to become positive contributors to Colombia’s society. Lunch at the farm.

1:30pm — 3:30pm. Facilitated session to unpack what the participants have experienced, identify emerging themes, generate ideas for the benefit of individuals and their organizations, and explore opportunities of mutual benefit with other participants.

3:30pm — 5:30pm. Personal reflection and action planning in a beautiful setting as the program comes to a closure.

6:30pm — 9:00pm. End the program celebrating at Andrés Carne de Res, one of the best restaurants in Latin America, famous for its eclectic 'trash-art' décor and multi-themed experiences, and an important supporter of local artists and artisans.