Tag: India

Reflection of my Time in India

Reflection of my Time in India

There is nothing I can write about India that hasn’t already been written.  The land of a thousand paradoxes.  What I can do, is write the truths that I have seen in my time here.  I think I have seen … Continue reading

 

Tech4Impact workshop #2 has wrapped up!

Tech4Impact workshop #2 has wrapped up!

I had the pleasure to help organize and run the second installment of Tech4Impact, an accelerator program being run jointly by CIIE and Village Capital.  Entrepreneurs go through a 3 month accelerator and are taught how to evaluate one another’s … Continue reading

 

Different Approach to Social Change… Same old problems

Different Approach to Social Change… Same old problems

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

 

Does Scaling a Social Enterprise Compromise Impact?

Does Scaling a Social Enterprise Compromise Impact?

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

 

New Year – New Social Enterprise Incubator

New Year – New Social Enterprise Incubator

… 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

 

Re-Post from NextBillion

Re-Post from NextBillion

Hub Bogotá y Village Capital buscan empresas sociales en Colombia por Jennifer Clessas Bogotá, Colombia.   Village Capital es un fondo de impacto social de los EE.UU., que invierte en empresas durante la etapa inicial de su negocio. Village  utiliza … Continue reading

 

Social Entrepreneurs on the Rise in Colombia

Social Entrepreneurs on the Rise in Colombia

As part of my internship assignment here in Bogota, my colleague and I have been asked to seek out social entrepreneurs that fit a specific set of criteria.  Our research has discovered that there is an ample amount of social … Continue reading

 

Nothing stands Still – Lunch with Ralph Simon

Nothing stands Still – Lunch with Ralph Simon

Today, I was fortunate to be part of a small gathering led by Ralph Simon, a long-time music industry executive and mobile technology leader.  Mr. Simon came to Hub Bogota to speak with staff and guests about how technology and … Continue reading

 

Preserving the past, investing in the future

Preserving the past, investing in the future

  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a patriot.  I love America.  Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling the world, being introduced to new cultures and food, but I always love coming home.  Obviously, I know that … Continue reading

 

Catalizadores del cambio

Catalizadores del cambio

Working at the Hub has been great.  I have been working with a Colombian and another American colleague in strengthening the support services that the Hub offers to its entrepreneurs; we have called these groups “catalizadores del cambio” (or catalysts … Continue reading

 
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