Juan Pablo Cappello Joins CASE i3 Advisory Council at Duke University's Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

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The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University recently welcomed Duke alumnus and well-known Miami attorney and entrepreneur, Juan Pablo Cappello, co-founder of the law firm Private Advising Group, P.A., to the CASE i3: Advisory Council. CASE i3 is the Center's Initiative on Impact Investing.

Miami, Fla: Juan Pablo Cappello, co-founder of Miami-based law firm, the Private Advising Group, recently joined the CASE i3 Advisory Council at Duke University’s Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE).

CASE is an award-winning research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business that offers opportunities for student and practitioner engagement through projects, curriculum and practica. CASE i3 is the center’s impact investing initiative (i3). Its primary purposes are to connect students, researchers, and practitioners with the resources needed to promote social and environmental impact as well as receive financial return.

Juan Pablo is a well-known entrepreneur who has supported venture capital and impact investing in Latin America. He began his career as a partner and director of Patagon.com, which was sold to Banco Santander for a transaction value of over US$750 million. In recent years, he has co-founded http://www.idea.me, the leading Latin American crowd-funding site; the LAB Miami, a 10,000 sq. ft. campus for creative entrepreneurs in Miami’s Wynwood Art District; and, http://www.melaartisans.com, a leading retail site that promotes a sustainable livelihood for artisans in India by providing a customer base for their handmade products.

A Chilean native, Juan Pablo received his A.B. from Duke University and holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from NYU School of Law. He was named one of Poder Magazine’s “Most Influential Hispanics” in the areas of science and technology, and in 2012, was selected as a “Top 50 Entrepreneur” by Business Leader magazine. In addition to the Case i3 Advisory Council, Juan Pablo also serves on the Knight Foundation Advisory Committee, the US Board of Un Techo Para Mi Pais, is a senior advisor of Endeavor.org, and a member of the Legal Committee of the Latin American Venture Capital Association.

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