Iluméxico (ECLA '17) is a social enterprise in renewable energy providing solar energy systems to rural, marginalized communities in Mexico. They worked with Professor Alonso Martinez to improve their supply chain management, optimize logistics, and develop market penetration strategies. Within a few months, they reduced the cost of opening new branches by 75% and their average days of inventory by 38%. Read more →
Beleza Natural is a chain of beauty institutes in Brazil. With the guidance of Professor Medini Singh, they were able to identify and fix the bottlenecks to increase their capacity, reduce their costs by two-thirds, and increase profitability from 15% to 40% during the time they participated in the program. Annual growth since 2011 has been around 146% and they have gone from 12 salons with 1,500 employees to 31 salons, 17 kiosks and 4,000 employees in 2016. In 2018, they opened their first store in New York City. Read more →
Tour Vacation Group (TVG)
Tour Vacation Group (ECLA '13) is a vertically-integrated tourism company in Colombia focused on low- and middle-income markets. Working with Professor Kamel Jedidi and industry mentors, TVG launched a website and call center, accelerating international expansion that resulted in 30% more sales outlets, 20% more charter flights, and a 70% increase in revenue. Read more →
The ECLA Program
The Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America (ECLA) Program is an executive program for entrepreneurial leaders of medium-sized companies who seek specialized training to expand their business beyond borders and compete in today’s changing environment.