On Saturday, June 6th the Frontier Market Scouts program welcomed speaker Alex Lazarow from the Omidyar Network to speak on Managing Growth-Stage Enterprises. Participants discussed scaling business in terms of getting from a seed to stage to a scaled enterprise. What are the avenues that start-ups can take in order to get funding from investors?
Then on Monday, participants were able to go up to Redwood City to visit Omidyar’s office to meet staff and hear about their insider perspectives about the work that they are doing in the impact investment space. Participants were also given time to pitch a “Big Idea” for a social enterprise to solve a global or national issue. Pitches included everything from creating solutions to health problems in China to supporting social enterprise in Egypt and even using social enterprise and native food production in order to change communities in developing countries.