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This is the ultimate resource for social entrepreneurs in emerging markets to help them scale their social business, lifting people out of poverty, serving the BoP (Base of the Pyramid), and changing the world with one business at a time.

This is the ultimate resource for social entrepreneurs in emerging markets to help them scale their social business, lifting people out of poverty, serving the BoP (Base of the Pyramid), and changing the world with one business at a time.
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Kenya

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This is the ultimate resource for social entrepreneurs in emerging markets to help them scale their social business, lifting people out of poverty, serving the BoP (Base of the Pyramid), and changing the world with one business at a time.

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English

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0706350556


Episodes

FIP 85: Audience Stories – Emily Woods from Sanivation

9/18/2018
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Today, we speak with Emily Woods of Sanivation on how one episode of Finding Impact helped her re-think how her company’s culture and values were created and defined. On this episode: Emily talks about the process of defining the company culture and establishing its values in advance of a high growth phase. The first time […]

Duration:00:25:33

FIP 84: How to Build a Relationship with Your Core Customer Base with Lindsay Stradley

9/12/2018
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Lindsay Stradley is co-founder of Sanergy which is making sanitation hygienic and affordable in Africa’s informal settlements using a franchised network of toilets run by local residents. Sanergy converts the waste into valuable byproducts, which are sold to keep the system sustainable. Lindsay is an alumni of MIT and Yale, she founded a charter school […]

Duration:00:38:27

FIP 83: Marketing in Emerging Markets with Amanda Arch of Kasha

9/4/2018
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Today, we speak with Amanda Arch of Kasha on how it uses online and mobile platforms to market and deliver health products to middle class and BOP consumers in Rwanda. On this episode: Amanda explains Kasha’s development in Rwanda, which began with building out an MVP of the technology and then working with different customer […]

Duration:00:30:14

FIP 82: Building an Iterative Product Testing Platform with David Henia

8/29/2018
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David Henia has been the Lead Developer at Eneza for the last two years and is in charge of product, technical and back-end development. Prior to his role at Eneza Education, he held a variety of roles at different technology development and software firms in Nairobi. David has a BsC in Computer Science from Africa […]

Duration:00:34:08

FIP 81: What mobile data can do for social enterprise with Guilherme Lichand

8/21/2018
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In the final episode in our data series, we speak with Guilherme Lichand of mGOV on the use of the “anti-apps” to establish a two-way communication channel with citizens, program beneficiaries, and customers. On this episode, you’ll learn: Guilherme explains the reason mGOV works with mobile technologies, but mostly leverages the power of the “anti-apps” […]

Duration:00:37:18

FIP 80: The case for not collecting impact data – and what to do instead with Loïc Watine of IPA

8/15/2018
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I talk to Loïc Watine about evaluating impact in your social enterprise. Loïc is with the right-fit evidence unit at Innovations for Poverty Action. He helps organizations consider what else they should measure if they’re not in a position to make the most of a rigorous impact evaluation. On this episode you’ll learn: For this […]

Duration:00:29:36

FIP 79: Lessons from a data driven social enterprise with Mina Shahid

8/7/2018
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This is our first in an episode series on data and social enterprises. Today’s guest is Mina Shahid of Numida who shares his thoughts on how to effectively incorporate data into social enterprises. On this episode you’ll learn: How Mina and Numida started to incorporate customer-provided data to both develop digital tools that their customers […]

Duration:00:36:51

FIP 78: Finding Strengths to Let Managers Shine with Raghu Krishnaswamy

8/1/2018
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This is the third part in our second human capital series, with seasoned leader and manager of people, Raghu Krishnaswamy. It’s a real honour to get him on the podcast to share some of his insights about managing teams. Raghu spent over 30 years with Unilever in various roles crossing many aspects of the commercial world […]

Duration:00:32:45

FIP 77: Company culture and ways to motivate and build cohesion with Julienne Oyler

7/24/2018
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Today’s guest is Julianne Oyler of the African Entrepreneur Collective who shares her thoughts on building organizational culture. On this episode you’ll learn: Why Julienne thinks that “culture eats strategy”, noting that even for herself it is important to have a fun and exciting work environment to be successful. The way that she interprets this […]

Duration:00:36:38

FIP 76: KPIs, Cohesion, and Driving Performance with Gayatri Datar of EarthEnable

7/18/2018
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Gayatri is co-founder of EarthEnable, a social enterprise with a mission to improve the health of low-income communities by replacing dirt floors with affordable and sanitary floors. She is incredibly passionate about scaling simple technologies that can have a positive impact across the world. Gayatri shares some tips and tricks on KPIs, building team cohesion […]

Duration:00:37:22

FIP 75: Board Effectiveness with Charity Chanda Lumpa

7/10/2018
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Today we continue our podcast takeover series with Tamsin Jones of The Boardroom Africa. Her guest today is Charity Chanda Lumpa, the first female Board chair for Zanaco, who shares her thoughts on board effectiveness. On this episode you’ll learn: How Charity was inspired by poor experiences with boards to start working on and advocating […]

Duration:00:39:02

FIP 74: Gender Smart Investing with Suzanne Biegel

7/3/2018
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On this episode we continue our podcast takeover series with Tamsin Jones of The Boardroom Africa. Her guest today is Suzanne Biegel of Catalyst at Large. Suzanne has more than 25 years’ of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, board member, and hands-on operational manager. Her consulting, speaking, facilitation, writing and field scanning is in gender […]

Duration:00:36:13

FIP 73: Men Who Champion Women with Isaac Fokuo

6/26/2018
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Today we begin our new podcast takeover series with Tamsin Jones of The Boardroom Africa. Her first guest is Isaac Fokuo of Botho Emerging Markets Group who shares his thoughts on how men can be champions for women. On this episode you’ll learn: The tools and tactics for building gender diversity from a male perspective, […]

Duration:00:45:42

FIP 72: Funding 4/4 – Breaking Down Term Sheet Terms with Nina Gené of Jasmine Social Investments

6/20/2018
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Our final episode in our 2018 fundraising series features Nina Gené of Jasmine Social Investments. The goal of this episode is to provide entrepreneurs with insights to better prepare them for negotiations with potential funders or investors. Nina joined Jasmine in 2007 with the responsibility to identify prospective investments, support partner organisations and collaborate with […]

Duration:00:27:19

FIP71: Fundraising 3/4 – Getting to First Close (Part 2) with Miora Randriambeloma of Chalkboard Education

6/12/2018
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Today we continue to hear from Miora Randriambeloma, co-founder of the ed-tech startup Chalkboard Education, which is changing the culture of African education through e-learning. Chalkboard Education aims to democratize learning by providing mobile learning solutions that work on all mobile devices – even without internet connection. On Part 2 of the interview, Miora tells […]

Duration:00:26:25

FIP70: Fundraising 2/4 – Getting to First Close (Part 1) with Miora Randriambeloma of Chalkboard Education

6/5/2018
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Today we hear from Miora Randriambeloma, co-founder of the ed-tech startup Chalkboard Education, which is changing the culture of African education through e-learning. Chalkboard Education aims to democratize learning by providing mobile learning solutions that work on all mobile devices – even without internet connection. Miora tells us what it was like for her team […]

Duration:00:28:34

FIP 69: Funding 1/4 – Are you ready to raise money? With Elizabeth West of iGravity

5/29/2018
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Today we hear from Elizabeth West of iGravity on the subject of investment readiness and the first steps in fundraising as the first episode in our fundraising series. On this episode you’ll learn: What it means to be “investment ready” and what are some preparation steps that enterprises should consider taking before engaging with investors, […]

Duration:00:34:31

FIP 68: The Boardroom Africa with Marcia Ashong

5/22/2018
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Marcia Ashong and Tamsin Jones joined forces to start The Boardroom Africa (TBrA) with the objective of accelerating the appointment of women to boards across Africa. According to TBrA, it might take another 60 years, at the current rate, for gender parity to be achieved if things are left to run their normal course. While […]

Duration:00:35:30

FIP 67: Profit vs. Impact 3/3 – with Arielle Molino of Intellecap

5/15/2018
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Today we hear from Arielle Molino of Intellecap, which is a firm that supports business solutions to poverty through consulting, impact investing activities, and the Sankalp conferences in India and East Africa. On this episode you’ll learn: Why Arielle doesn’t like to say “profit versus impact” but instead “profit and impact” and her viewpoint that […]

Duration:00:27:42

FIP 66: Profit vs. Impact 2/3 – with Tom Adams of Acumen

5/9/2018
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Today on the podcast Ashlee Tuttleman interviews Tom Adams of Acumen. As Chief Impact Officer, Tom leads the organizations’ work towards creating impact through patient capital investing. Acumen have pioneered Lean DataSM, an approach to data collection which helps to build more impactful businesses by providing them with data on their social performance, customer feedback […]

Duration:00:34:27