GET TO KNOW OUR MEMBERS – Irina Peterson [PART III]

In this 3rd and final part of our interview with one of our newest members, Irina Peterson, she shares why she joined Monaco Impact and which project is of most interest to her.

To read the 1st part of her interview she shared how she developed her business, Broth by Design click here.

Don’t forget to also read the 2nd part about her incredible upcoming sailing eXXpedition half-way across the world to raise awareness on Ocean Protection: here!


I – BEING A MONACO IMPACT MEMBER

1) Why did you choose to become a Monaco Impact member?

As all my other associations and membership, it is important that my own values and interests matched the ones of the organization and its members.

Monaco Impact occupies a distinct space, with a clear and generous mission to impact areas of society which are relevant to me.


2) How important being part of a network of entrepreneurs is for you?

It is essential for me to be part of a community of entrepreneurs, having a chance to talk with inspiring people, learn from their shared experiences, be able to ask questions.


3) What is the Monaco Impact project that is of the most interest for you? The MonacoTech partnership or the Ocean Protection Challenge led in partnership with the IUM and the Oceanographic Institute?

One other reason that appealed to me in deciding to join Monaco Impact was the well chosen project partnerships. Although I am a passive investor in “tech ventures”, I don’t think that my expertise can contribute in a meaningful way to the MonacoTech partnership.

On the other side, I am very interested to be involved in the Ocean Protection Challenge initiative, and the timing with my eXXpedition participation couldn’t be better!


I – BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR IN MONACO

1) What is specific about being an entrepreneur in Monaco?

As all my other associations and membership, it is important that my own values and interests matched the ones of the organization and its members.

Well, although the business is based in NY, it works really well for me being based in Monaco. With our modern technology it is easy to participate in the day-to-day business, to attend calls with our partners, suppliers, lawyers. Of course, as business is growing, I travel there often.

Monaco is a wonderful base for exceptional people, very international and at the forefront of so many entrepreneurial initiatives. When the business will develop internationally, will probably create a formal presence in Monaco.


We have at heart to interview our members in order to share their experience in social impact, entrepreneurship and charity, not only to inspire you but also to allow you to get to know both them and us better.

To read our previous interviews:

Francien Giraudi’s interview: click here!

Laura DeVere’s interview: click here!

Florian Stengele’s interview: right here!

Mihai Ivascu’s interview: first part here and second part here!