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Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen is an independent consultant for social entrepreneurs refining their marketing strategies in emerging economies. She is the Founder and Managing Editor of The Social Marketplace (www.thesocialmarketplace.org), an information hub for organizations selling social goods and services to low-income consumers.

Prior to her work at The Social Marketplace, Cindy worked on business development and consulting for the design, manufacturing, and supply chain of labor intensive goods in developing countries. Cindy holds a Bachelors of Science from MIT in Management Science (Focus: Marketing) and a MBA from the UC Berkeley – Haas School of Business.

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    SOCAP 10, Day 2: Challenges for Program Related Investments

    Day 2 of SOCAP 10 kicked off with an opening keynote by Julie Sunderland, Senior Program Investment Officer at the Gates Foundation. Julie described the foundation’s growing commitment to program-related investments (PRI), as supported by a $400 million pilot announced last fall.

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    Social Capital Markets 09: Funding High Impact Ventures

    One overarching theme of SOCAP09 has been the question: how can capital be appropriately allocated to the right people in the right format at the right time? Tuesday’s breakout session, Funding High Impact Ventures in Developing Markets, moderated by Pawan Mehra (founder of Intellecap) took a stab at answering this question.

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