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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 109: Hardware entrepreneurs 1/3 – Creating tools for manufacturing in Africa, with William Maluki

6/11/2019
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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we are kicking off a new series on hardware entrepreneurs, this one with William Maluki of Gearbox about creating tools for manufacturing in Africa. This is the first episode in a 3-part series on invention-based entrepreneurs, supported by The Lemelson Foundation. The series aims to provide unique insights […]

Duration:00:37:23

FIP 108: Last mile distribution 3/3 – How to pivot from a cash-based to a PAYGO model, with Washikala of Altech

5/28/2019
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This is part three of a 3-part mini-series on last mile distribution. This series is a collaboration between the Finding Impact Podcast and the Global Distributors Collective (GDC). The GDC is a collective of last mile distributors around the world, with over 140 members in over 40 countries, who cumulatively have sold more than 8 […]

Duration:01:02:39

FIP 107: Last mile distribution 2/3 – How to manage a merger of like-minded social enterprises, with Sita Adhikari and Alexie Seller of Pollinate Group

5/22/2019
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This is part two of a 3-part mini-series on last mile distribution. This series is a collaboration between the Finding Impact Podcast and the Global Distributors Collective (or the GDC). The GDC is a collective of last mile distributors around the world, with over 140 members in over 40 countries, who cumulatively have sold more […]

Duration:00:53:14

FIP 106: Last mile distribution 1/3 – How to pivot a distribution model from door-to-door to retail, with Philip Wilson of EcoFiltro

5/14/2019
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This is part one of a 3-part mini-series on last mile distribution. This series is a collaboration between the Finding Impact Podcast and the Global Distributors Collective (GDC). The GDC is a collective of last mile distributors around the world, with over 140 members in over 40 countries, who cumulatively have sold more than 8 […]

Duration:00:47:39

FIP 105: The view from inside an accelerator, with Fhiwa Ndou, formerly with MassChallenge

5/7/2019
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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we will be looking at the insider’s view of accelerators with Fhiwa Ndou, formerly of MassChallenge, well known venture accelerator in Boston, US. Fhiwa previously also helped setup the MassChallenge (MC) accelerator in London and is currently Growth Manager at Lambda School. This is episode #3 in the […]

Duration:00:38:45

FIP 104: What I learnt from attending my first accelerator, with Nava Osembo of Enda

4/23/2019
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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we have part 2 of a new 3-part series about accelerators for early stage social enterprises. We are talking with Navalayo (Nava) Osembo-Ombati who is Co-founder and CEO of Enda Athletics, a Nairobi based running shoes manufacturer designing footwear to inspire customers to run like a Kenyan. Enda […]

Duration:00:36:55

FIP 103: Do accelerators actually work? A look into the evidence, with Emily Eastman of GALI

4/16/2019
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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we are kicking off a new 3-part series about accelerators for early stage social enterprises. We are talking with Emily Eastman, Global Partnerships Manager at Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI), who has been working on the leading edge of accelerators for social impact. In this episode, we look […]

Duration:00:35:22

FIP 102: Why donor money is distorting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in East Africa, with Fiona Mungai of Endeavor

4/3/2019
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Fiona Mungai joined endeavour with six years of experience working in Private Equity and Asset Management in East Africa. Fiona started her career at British American Asset Managers and then at Actis — a leading pan emerging markets private equity fund, She he been a founding member and Board Director of the East Africa Venture […]

Duration:00:32:23

FIP 101: Experience from a recent investment raise with Dr. Christie Peacock of Sidai Africa

3/26/2019
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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we are talking to Dr. Christie Peacock, founder of Sidai. We’re going to do an interview about her recent experience of raising a round for her social enterprise Sidai Africa. Sidai offers farmers solutions to the challenges they face growing crops and livestock productively and profitably. So Sidai […]

Duration:00:37:31

FIP 100: What I’ve learnt building my social enterprise after 100 episodes, interview by Andrew Foote of Sanivation

3/20/2019
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This is an interview to mark the 100th episode. Andrew Foote is the host. He’s the co-founder of Sanivation – a social enterprise in Kenya that takes human waste from cities and converts it into fuel. Andrew is interviewing Andy Narracott, founder of Finding Impact. On this episode you’ll learn: It’s important to stop and […]

Duration:00:45:18

FIP 99: How local founders can attract foreign impact capital, with Andreas Zeller

3/13/2019
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This episode shines a light on why local founders, who have excellent businesses, struggle to attract foreign impact capital. Open Capital Advisors has been advising in Africa for 9 years now, helping entrepreneurs grow, and helping advance economies, whilst also helping build a generation of business leaders in Africa. Based in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, […]

Duration:00:30:23

FIP 98: Lessons From Bedriye Hulya Who Was Able to Prevent a Burnout

3/5/2019
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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we are talking about burnout in the social sector, the third in our interview series, and we talk about Bedriye Hulya’s own experience, and how it took a very unique project that aims to promote the inner wellbeing for changemakers to help her get unstuck and make drastic […]

Duration:00:24:34

FIP 97: The Dangers of Being a Corporate Insurgent with Gib Bulloch

2/26/2019
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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we are talking about burnout, corporate insurgency and a mental hospital. This is the second in the series of podcasts that we are covering on burnout and mental stress in the social sector. We are talking with Gib Bulloch about his personal experience of what he calls the […]

Duration:00:37:50

FIP 96: How to manage the isolation and mental stress as a social enterprise founder with Ilaina Rabbat

2/19/2019
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Today, we speak with Ilaina Rabbat (co-founder of Amani Institute) on burnout in social entrepreneurs–why it happens, what can be done to protect yourself from it, signs it’s happening, safety measure to put in place–which is so critically important when you’re doing this sort of work. She recently published a thesis on how to thrive […]

Duration:00:35:35

FIP 95: The ingredients of an effective government partnership with Ruth Ngechu of Living Goods

2/12/2019
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This interview will help you put yourself into the shoes of government so you can work with them effectively. Ruth Ngechu is the Deputy Country Director in charge of partnership with Living Goods in Kenya. Ruth shares her strategies and tactics she’s developed over the course of her 17+ year career working in Public Health, which […]

Duration:00:37:10

FIP 94: Scaling Partnerships with Government, Shannon May of Bridge International Academies

2/5/2019
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Today we speak with Shannon May about scaling partnerships with government, in order to help you understand if this is the right option for your social enterprise, ie. doing the outsource model of government partnerships, which Erin Worsham in the last episode (FIP 93) introduced us to. Shannon is Chief Strategy & Development Officer and […]

Duration:00:33:58

FIP 93: Scaling Pathways with Erin Worsham of CASE, Duke University

1/29/2019
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This week we’re kicking off a three-part series on how social enterprises can partner with governments to achieve greater scale and impact. We’re talking with Erin Worsham, Executive Director of the award-winning Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Erin shares her views and insights from the […]

Duration:00:37:30

FIP 92: Helping People Make the Right Choices with Kevin Green from Rare

1/23/2019
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We have Kevin Green from Rare, who leads their Center for Behavior & the Environment. He’s a whizz at qualitative and quantitative social research methods and behavior-centered design – and he’s on the show to talk us through using behavioural design in practice, so a real life example of how it was put into practice […]

Duration:00:34:19

FIP 91: Alexandra Fiorillo on behavioral science and social impact

10/31/2018
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Today, we speak with Alexandra Fiorillo of GRID Impact on how to incorporate behavioral design elements into social enterprises to maximize impact. On this episode: Alexandra defines behavioral design as the integration of the mindsets of the two disciplines of human-centered design and behavioral science. She explains how behavioral science is the study of action-taking […]

Duration:00:35:43

FIP 90: Drones for Social Enterprise? Imagining What’s Possible with Lauren Fletcher

10/23/2018
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Today we’re doing a replay of my interview with Lauren Fletcher of Biocarbon Engineering – a social enterprise that is imagining what is possible with drones – and this, he describes, is about reforesting the planet at scale. This is the last in our three part series on high tech for development. Some of the […]

Duration:00:43:01