About Athgo

About Athgo


Established in 1999 in Los Angeles, California, Athgo is a nonprofit 501c3 organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the United Nations Department of Public Information. At the time of its inception, Athgo was used as an acronym for “Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities.” Since April 2008, the organization has dropped the acronym, and is known simply as Athgo.

Areas of Specialization



through innovation programs focused on constructive startup businesses

Intelligent Innovation

through innovation programs focused on the Internet of Things and Smart Cities



Constructive Entrepreneurship

The Constructive Entrepreneurship, as other entrepreneurship paradigms, seeks positive returns. The distinction is in the nature of returns sought by the Constructive model. Instead of seeking either only financial returns or alternatively social and environmental returns, or even blended returns at the time of payoffs, the model proposes an integrated business model at the outset. As a result, a business which includes products or services that provide communal benefits (e.g. low-income housing, affordable education, LED light bulbs, or community driven innovations) or have a community enriching organizational makeup (e.g. a predetermined percentage of the workforce and/or ownership will be comprised of underprivileged members of the public), and is Eco-effective is considered constructive.

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George Washington Global Entrepreneurship Conference

George Washington Global Entrepreneurship Conference Another Athgo event update! The 2013 George Washington University Global Entrepreneurship Conference is being prepared for October 17th-19th. The conference will take place in three locations in Washington: The...

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World Bank’s Youth Summit 2013

World Bank Global unemployment has reached a sky high in the past few years.  As college graduates enter the real world, they cannot find job opportunities in order to share the knowledge and skills they have been honing for 4+ years.  In addition, interest rates on...

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Educating Our Teens to Think Big

The jobs market has never been as challenging for young people as it is today. According to Accuracy in Media, 16% of young Americans – gauged as being between the ages of 18 and 29 – are unemployed. This is a sobering figure and one that is replicated to some extent...

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4 Pillars to Success

A behavioral framework that assesses the symmetry within and between Intellectual, Network, Financial, and Core capacities of individuals and businesses to help improve the stability and sustainability of a start-up enterprise through individual growth and team expansion. Read more in our Blogs…

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Is a Billion Dollars Real Wealth?

This is the last piece of my 4-Pillars to Success series. We close the script with a discussion about money - a material possession that helps put food on the table and to secure other essential resources. In my Why You Need Money blog, we explored as to why...

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