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Bryan Farris
anteUp

Bryan is the Co-Founder of anteUp, a San Francisco Bay Area based start up focused on elevating the way that impact on the environment and society factors into everyday choices.

 

Bryan was recently a 2011 Acumen Fund Fellow, where he worked with Ansaar Management Company, a for-profit, low-cost housing development and management company in Lahore, Pakistan.  He was previously a consultant at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm.  At Bain, Bryan worked on a number of cases ranging from growth strategy to private equity due diligence.  Bryan also founded a group called global impACT at Bain, which is focused on supporting social businesses & building awareness.

 

Bryan is also the co-author of RisingPyramid.org, a blog meant to celebrate social entrepreneurs and to explore the issues they face as they attempt to solve the world’s largest problem: poverty.  Bryan has long aspired to be a social entrepreneur with an aim to contribute to long term economic growth and progress in developing countries.

 

Bryan earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of California at Berkeley in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research as well as a Certificate in Management of Engineering & Innovation from the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.

 

Bryan can be reached via email at BryanFarris@gmail.com

 

Articles by Bryan Farris

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    Funding the Small Fish: Association for Development of Pakistan

    With a proliferation of small projects and business ideas bubbling up in developing countries, a gap is emerging: the lack of a dedicated donor pool willing to angel fund such projects. Enter the Association for Development of Pakistan, an organization that provides grants in amounts less than USD $10,000 to groups in Pakistan.

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    Vittana March Microfinance Madness: Its Not Too Late!

    Vittana.org, a person-to-person micro loan site entirely focused on student loans, recently launched its own tournament: March Microfinance Madness. The idea is that groups form lending teams and compete to see which team can lend the most overall before March ends.

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    What Social Businesses are Doing to Fight Terrorism

    It is clear that in the long run, the solution to terrorism is to deconstruct the life circumstances that encourage members to join organizations like the Taliban. This is not an easy task, but social entrepreneurs are working diligently to help.

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    Why You Should Be More Focused on Data Access at the BoP

    The digital age has ushered in a new focus: the data economy. It appears as if, once again, developing countries (and especially the poor within those countries) will be left behind. The time is ripe for a significant effort to build mobile applications that deliver information to the BoP. Otherwise, the knowledge gap will only grow.

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