As my three months in the Netherlands is completed, I have reflected on my experience in connecting with over 150 social entrepreneurs and 50 pipeline partners. Mapping the social entrepreneur space in a foreign country from scratch creates a great sense of fulfillment and I would like to share some of the key highlights I [...]
While doing research for my MIIS capstone project, I have come across readings referring to the birth of the social enterprise sector. Many of the readings refer to the growth of the third sector leading to social business. The third … Continue reading →
Now that I’ve reached the halfway point of my FMS placement, I thought it would be a good chance to list out some of the highlights of what I have been up to at Unitus Seed Fund since starting here: USF announced two new investments into iStar and Jack on Block USF won Villgro’s “Best Indian […]
Working hard with one of the team members for the photo op.
So back in 2008, I did some volunteer work in Guatemala in a rural community of principally Mayan families. Well, as many of you know, the Mayans make incredibly beautiful handcrafts–much like so many indigenous peoples all over the world.
SELCO, a leading solar energy company based in Southern India, has been producing and selling solar energy units to the rural poor since 1995. SELCO works alongside state-owned andcooperative-owned banks in India, to provide loans to rural households in order … Continue reading →
Last month, I had a chance to attend India’s largest and leading impact investing and social enterprise conference, the Sankalp Unconvention Summit, in Mumbai. The conference, which attracted 1,000 attendees, plays host to several social impact awards, serves as a venue for entrepreneurs to meet investors, is a massive networking opportunity, and offers a quasi-think […]
I have recently returned from the incredible experience of trekking Goecha La, a 5000m (16,500ft) pass in the North Eastern Himalaya in the Indian State of Sikkim. The state of Sikkim is a world of its own when compared with … Continue reading →
As progress continues in the upgraded Eco Fuels Kenya factory and daily operation starts to move towards an autonomous flow, the management team now looks forward to further implementing its strategic plan for the future. Specifically what this means is … Continue reading →
… And new change of scenery. Last summer, I was working for a social enterprise incubator in Bogota, Colombia. This Spring/Summer, I am working at the Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) on the campus of India Institute of … Continue reading →