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Vanessa Ferragut, CMP

Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

Founder and Local Food Enthusiast, Greenease and Sustainable Events and Outreach Consultant, International Finance Corporation.

Founder and Local Food Enthusiast, Greenease and Sustainable Events and Outreach Consultant, International Finance Corporation.

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Involved In


Ferragut Event Group


International Finance Corporation
The George Washington University


Founder and Local Food Enthusiast Greenease December 2012 - present
Sustainable Events and Outreach Consultant IFC - International Finance Corporation February 2009 - present
Founder and Senior Event Planner Ferragut Event Group January 2009 - present
Director of Marketing & Events Avani Ribbon April 2008 - September 2010
Events and Outreach Coordinator The World Bank November 2005 - September 2008
Corporate Affairs Officer Standard Chartered Bank August 2001 - July 2005


The George Washington University - School of Business Event and Meeting Management 2008 - 2010
Mount Saint Mary's College International Business/Spanish 1995 - 1999

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • JavaScript
  • • Software development
  • • Technical co-founder
  • • Android App Development
  • • IOS Development
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I launched the World Bank Group's Sustainable Meeting and Events Guide and subsequent training program.

Launched a B2C mobile app that connects consumers with restaurants, cafes and grocers that buy from local and/or sustainable farms.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Looking for a partner passionate about the slow food movement, our farmers and about connecting consumers to businesses that support our local economies.

I'm comfortable working remotely - meaning no one has an office to report to. I understand developers like space, and I can respect that.

Although technical skills (JavaScript & mobile development) are a requirement, a co-founder to bounce marketing ideas, and growth and strategy concepts with would be greatly appreciated!

Vouches Received

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Jack Warner
They're my advisor  •  CTO, Previously Manager, Pariveda Solutions. William & Mary grad.
Once Vanessa sets her mind to something, you know she will achieve it. She has great ideas and a limitless reservoir of energy to execute th ... em.
Farid Azouri
They're my advisor  •  Investment Officer, World Bank IFC.
She has a vision and amazing managerial skills. She is driven and get things done. She cares about the product she is creating, and lives it ... . She is convincing and surrounded herself with the right people. She is resourceful, driven, intelligent and perfectionist. She also has a lot of energy and is willing to go the extra mile. I knew her idea was great but the reason I decided to help was her
Tong Shen
They're my investor  •  zen agitator, founders of Food Future, Inc., FOOD-X | Venture Partner, SOSV | BU, Harvard, Peking U, Brandeis.
Vanessa can be a great co-founder with her exceptional ability of networking, advocacy, and tenacity.
Mike LaRosa
They're my friends  •  Producer, Global Coworking Unconference Conference and Founder and Managing Partner, Wayfarer Advisory Group. George Mason grad.
Vanessa is able to balance between full time employment and her startup , which he does exceptionally well. Her knowledge of sustainability ... , CSR and entrepreneurship makes her incredibly experienced at working with startups that are in the green industry.