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international social entrepreneurship accelerator NewDoor started operating in 2013, initiated by Jewish Agency for Israel that had brought an Israeli-American SE education company PresenTense to Latvia and invited Diana Lapkis, communication and project management professional, to lead NewDoor activities in Latvia. During the first two years the accelerator followed the educational program of PresenTense.
In the end of 2015 the main donor could not continue to support the project NewDoor any longer and Diana Lapkis was put before a decision of either concluding NewDoor activities in Latvia or finding a way to raise the project to a new level. She invited her associates and NewDoor mentors Maria Povilaite and Olga Kotova to join the board and rearranged perspectives and activities of the organization.

Firstly the new board has put together the new study program in order to correspond to the specific needs of Latvian, Baltic and Eastern European market. The study program is strongly orientated to practical skill development, tangible value for the participants and their communities.

Secondly, the financing of all activities now happens through projects and grants that NewDoor applies to together with international partners. All funds go specifically to project needs and are audited in accordance with international audit requirements. The organization keeps an agile approach to financial planning. The board receives no regular salaries and has no regular administrative costs outside of project activities.

NewDoor is one of the four founders of Latvian Social Entrepreneurship Association, promoting social impact investment and civil involvement, cooperating with municipalities of Latvia, Latvian Ministry of Welfare, Latvian Startup Association, local businesses and media.

In 2019 NewDoor international social entrepreneurship accelerator has been nominated for Emerging Europe Awards 2019 in "Equality-Friendly Initiative of the Year" category.
team
Irina Rubincika
board member, lecturer
board member, lecturer
director, board member, lecturer
MS of Business Administration . Head of international marketing department at RD Alfa Microelectronics. Co-founder of an NGO LabākKopā
project coordinator
B of Social Pedagogy. Entrepreneur, Film and event producer. Co-Founder of Porta Bonanza and Porta Films
MS of Economics. Business developer, personal development coach, international speaker. Founder of Baltic Commercial Aviation Training / BCAT
Social Activist in Latvia and Israel. Founder at GlutenFreeExperts. Zumba Instructor for people with special needs
Irina Rubincika
Agita Solzemniece
Maija Pūre
accountant, lecturer
assistant
BI consultant at Scandic Fusion
project coordinator
Co-Founder, senior accountant at A&M Bilance
Social Activist in Latvia and Israel. Founder at GlutenFreeExperts. Zumba Instructor for people with special needs
board member, lecturer
MS of Economics. Business developer, personal development coach, international speaker. Founder of Baltic Commercial Aviation Training / BCAT
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