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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

0706350556


Episodes

FIP 72: Funding 4/4 – Breaking Down Term Sheet Terms with Nine 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 2/3 – 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 2/3 – 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 1/3 – 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

FIP 65: Profit vs Impact Series 1/3 – with Arjun Bolangdy

5/2/2018
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For the first episode in our three-part series on “Profit Versus Impact”, today we hear from Arjun Bolangdy, Associate Vice President – Strategic Projects of Pollinate Energy, with a mission to improve the lives of India’s urban poor. Through providing energy products to BOP markets, Pollinate Energy works to improve their customers everyday lives, while […]

Duration:00:35:57

FIP 64: The Failure Files – Six Guests Share Their Stories

4/25/2018
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Six guests share their stories of failure. Our undercover reporter took to the streets of Oxford during the 2018 Skoll World Forum to uncover the stories of failure. Let’s face it – this isn’t talked about enough, and this is what this podcast is for: learning from others so we go further and faster to the […]

Duration:00:24:18

FIP 63: Creating Company Culture and the Role of Self-Confidence with Ayla Schlosser

4/17/2018
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Today we hear from Ayla Schlosser, co-founder of Resonate, whose mission is to unlock the leadership potential of women and girls in East Africa. Through storytelling, confidence-building workshops and leadership training, Resonate is aiming to close the confidence gap that impedes opportunity and potential in women. Resonate takes this missed opportunity and turns it into […]

Duration:00:37:52

FIP 62: Human Capital Series 2/3 – Recruiting and Retaining High Performers at more Mature Organizations

4/10/2018
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This week, Sarah Perrott is my guest for the second episode in our human capital series. We’re talking about recruiting and retaining high performers at more mature organizations. Sarah is the Founder and Managing Director of Cresco Consulting which is a boutique consultancy offering both executive search and development for organisations and individuals. Cresco provides clients […]

Duration:00:36:20

FIP 61: Building Strong Teams Through Trial and Error with Anastasia Uglova

4/3/2018
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This week, Anastasia Uglova is my guest on the Finding Impact Podcast. Anastasia is Co-Founder and Managing Director of MindSky, which is an online platform connecting current university students and graduates in Rwanda with employment opportunities, which exclusively sources students from the Akilah Institute, a tertiary institute for women in Kigali and the only women’s […]

Duration:00:36:45

FIP 60: David Auerbach Interviews Samir Ibrahim of SunCulture

3/27/2018
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This week, Samir Ibrahim is David’s guest on the Finding Impact Podcast. Samir is CEO and Co-Founder of SunCulture which designs and sells solar-powered irrigation systems that make it cheaper and easier for farmers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables. This innovation has pioneered a system that delivers water directly to crop roots, increasing yield […]

Duration:00:29:07

FIP 59: 11 Social Entrepreneurs Answer “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Social Enterprise”

3/21/2018
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In this week’s episode, I’m trying something new. Instead of just hearing from one guest, you’ll hear from 11. I asked several past guests on the show “What do you wish you’d known before starting your social enterprise?” On this episode, you’ll hear responses from the following awesome folks: Simon Dixon from Kwango Kwaku Grant […]

Duration:00:29:09

FIP 58: David Auerbach Interviews Premal Shah of Kiva

3/14/2018
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Once again, David Auerbach takes the mic to find out from other social entrepreneurs how they go about making critical decisions. This week, Premal Shah of Kiva is David’s guest. Premal is President and Co-Founder of Kiva and is a long time friend and mentor of David. For the few who don’t know, Kiva is […]

Duration:00:39:34

FIP 57: David Auerbach Interviews Lauren Russell Nkuranga of GET IT

3/6/2018
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David Auerbach of Sanergy is on the mic again this week interviewing Lauren Russell Nkuranga, Founder and CEO of GET IT, a text-to-order model for food-service distribution in Rwanda. Lauren first moved to Rwanda in 2012 on assignment with the Nike Foundation where a three-month placement soon turned into a two-year placement. During her time […]

Duration:00:27:53

FIP 56: David Auerbach Interviews Andrew Youn of One Acre Fund

2/28/2018
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David Auerbach of Sanergy has taken the mic this week, not only to give Andy a vacation after a full year of non-stop podcasting but also to dig into a topic he’s pondering with Sanergy right now. He’s interviewing his old buddy Andrew Youn of One Acre Fund about decision making. But he also covers […]

Duration:00:36:38

FIP 55: Tools and Tactics to Maintain Strong Founder Relationships with Edith Elliot

2/21/2018
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Edith Elliott is the co-founder and CEO of Noora Health, a nonprofit that unleashes the potential of patients and their family members by training them with skills to tremendously improve clinical outcomes, provide care and save lives. Today she tells us about her experience as one of four co-founders. Four co-founders. That’s double, if not […]

Duration:00:30:11

FIP 54: Gender-lens Investing with Shloka Nath

2/14/2018
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This episode triggered a few ‘a-ha’ moments for me and it’s a topic I’m proud to cover on the show. Gender-lens investing is a growing trend in the impact sector and Shloka Nath has some valuable lessons to share from her experience setting up such a fund in India with her business partner Reena. Shloka […]

Duration:00:39:36

FIP 53: Distributing Social Products to Rural Markets with Gaurav Mehta

2/7/2018
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Dharma Life supports women and subsistence farmers to sell products such as solar lamps, stoves and sanitary napkins to villagers to improve their quality of life. They recruit people with a basic education, who are in need of money and don’t have a full-time job. Guarav Mehta founded Dharma Life in 2009 during his MBA in […]

Duration:00:25:46