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Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Sector Strategy To Scaling Your Social Enterprise

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Session Description

The Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) at Santa Clara University’s sector approach to social enterprise highlights the benefits of cross-learning and benchmarking, and looks for ways to overcome barriers to scale and leverage nascent opportunities within sectors. Delegates will learn how the GSBI’s sector approach can be applied to their own ventures, develop a map of vertical markets that are ripe for scaling, and learn about tools for accelerating best practice development within their sector.

When | Where

14:00 - 15:30 Thursday, March 26

Session leaders

  • Al Hammond Speaker
    Senior Entrepreneur in Residence, Ashoka
    Al Hammond is senior entrepreneur in residence at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, where he is working on rural healthcare transformation, collaborating with social entrepreneurs in 6 countries. He is also on the faculty at the Santa Clara Social Benefit Incubator, where is helping to develop a sector strategy for mentoring social enterprises. Formerly he led Base of the Pyramid activities at World Resources Institute and contributed to the development of the field through mentoring social entrepreneurs, overseeing the development of the nextbillion.net weblog, and organizing and serving as principal author of the WRI/ IFC report The Next 4 Billion
  • James Koch Speaker
    Executive Director, Global Social Benefit Incubator
    Jim Koch is the Bill Terry Professor of Management and Director of the Global Social Benefit Incubator Network and Sector Strategy.  GSBI Network is comprised of mission-aligned universities that seek to spread social enterprise incubation capacity by localising Santa Clara University's successful model and its Silicon Valley approach to technology and business model innovation. GSBI Sector Strategy focuses on systems change and the potential to replicate demand-based solutions to global challenges.