Bolso enters social impact startup accelerator Ruta Alterna

SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA, Guatemala, Feb. 9th 2019 - Bolso Corp. announced today that on Feb. 8th 2019 it entered social impact startup accelerator Ruta Alterna from Guatemala City, Guatemala.  

Ruta Alterna works with socially minded companies through inclusive cultivation programs that span 6 Central American countries and 1,500 entrepreneurs.  Since 2010 Ruta Alterna has invested over 9 million dollars in social enterprises that contribute to 15 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Bolso Founder Theo Meryanos commented “We’re very excited to announce our participation in the Ruta Alterna program. It’s a great opportunity to polish our impact and business objectives with an impressive group of like minded individuals.”

Bolso sits at the intersection of the increasingly popular social enterprise market, and the online luxury goods markets, which is expected to grow from $30.6Bln USD at an ~18% CAGR through 2025, according to Bain & Co.

“With the progress in product development and recent catalysts, 2019 will offer us the opportunity to start scaling operations and transform our digital presence; all of which are aimed at customizing and high-grading our customers’ experience.” said Mr. Meryanos. 

Bolso is a social enterprise and branded manufacturer of handmade leather goods, the company is a registered New York State B-Corp, with operations in San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala. 

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