The second-annual Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) conference wrapped up with several goals for 2011, including plans to launch at least two additional regional hubs, launch a research agenda and hold 2011 annual conference. For more, as well as several video interviews with participants, please read on.
Scaling social impact and bringing the funds to fuel it are two huge challenges in the non-profit and social entrepreneurship world. As organizations scale, the risk of inefficiencies lurk; while the ability to give in large-scale amounts can cause more problems than it was meant to solve. When should you give big? When should you give small?
In this entry, I’ll briefly touch on a few key points made during the sessions I attended and conclude with some closing thoughts that I’d like to open up to the NextBillion community.
The 2010 Annual ANDE Conference kicked off with Dr. Rajiv Shah, current USAID Administrator, giving the opening plenary, outlining new focuses for USAID in the small and growing business field.
In this article, I discuss the importance of disruptive business models, using the success of the Amazon Kindle as a disruptive innovation and business model to the publishing world. Unfortunately, what once could have been a device that could have had a significant impact to the BoP, is now another gadget for the well-to-do.
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