Category Archive: Frontier Market Scouts

Pitching: Some Simple Advice

Pitching: Some Simple Advice

As we come up on our November 23rd Investor Demo Day  in Bangalore (edupreneursdd.eventbrite.com) and all our Edupreneurs are working on their final pitches, I’ve also been thinking about effective messaging.  When you get down to it, pitching a business is all about effective communication.  In my career as a student, my time in the […]

 

The Evolution of Pipa’s Framework for Impact

The Evolution of Pipa’s Framework for Impact

A first sketch Take two Almost there First digital daft Final framework

 

Village Capital’s Model in Practice

Village Capital’s Model in Practice

We’ve been running the PALF – VilCap Edupreneurs Accelerator now for a month.  The first workshop was in Hyderabad and it feels like no time at all, but I already find myself in Delhi for the second workshop, so I wanted to reflect a bit on first impressions of the Village Capital Peer-Review Model. How […]

 

PALF-VilCap Edupreneurs India 2013 Cohort

PALF-VilCap Edupreneurs India 2013 Cohort

Pictured above and described below are the14 fabulous Education Start-ups of the 2013 PALF-VilCap Edupreneurs Accelerator.  We kicked off in Hyderabad for four days of workshops in September and are about to have our second workshop in Delhi.  Reflections on Hyderabad to follow. 40K Plus Education (www.40k.com.au ) – sets up learning ‘pods’ in rural […]

 

Brasilidade: Brazil takes the runway

Brasilidade: Brazil takes the runway

A few weeks ago, I had the very special opportunity to attend the C&A Brazil fashion show, kicking offs its new line for Summer 2013. The collection, titled Eu sou poderosa (“I am powerful”), featured four different Brazilian poderosas, or … Continue reading

 

No more bilhetes: Leading education by example

No more bilhetes: Leading education by example

48.  That’s the number of times little Dieguito has missed class since the school year started.  Whether it was because the weather was bad, or someone wasn’t feeling well, or for whatever other reason his parents could not take him … Continue reading

 

Two hours later…

Two hours later…

17:00 on the dot, and I am ready to go.  My first meeting with the partners is scheduled to begin now.  PowerPoint up, posters on the wall, post-its and pens all counted out.  Banana bread baked and fresh out of … Continue reading

 

VilCap Mondays-Part 1

VilCap Mondays-Part 1

An effective marketing tool we have used over the past few months has been hosting different information sessions around the country called VilCap Mondays. These have be effective because we end up engaging a considerable amount of targeted  networking, marketing, … Continue reading

 

Back in the US of A

Back in the US of A

Participating in the Frontier Market Scouts Program was truly one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had at the Monterey Institute so far! The training was practical and insightful and Maya Mountain Cacao was an ideal placement for me to learn and contribute. The company is a perfect example of a triple bottom-line enterprise making […]

 

Co-working spaces- A Good Place to Find Entrepreneurs

Co-working spaces- A Good Place to Find Entrepreneurs

Regardless of the marathon of training that Frontier Market Scouts receive, we are still essentially thrust into the world and told to “find entrepreneurs.”  In theory, this is easy, especially coming from Silicon Valley, where random people in line at Starbucks will pitch to anyone within earshot.  In the rest of the world, people do […]

 
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