Articles by Jona Repishti
Who Should Get COVID-19 Funding? How MIT D-Lab’s ‘Urgency Index’ is Helping it Deploy Grants to the Entrepreneurs Who Need Them Most
Entrepreneurs in emerging markets face unprecedented challenges during COVID-19, and there are many organizations working to support them. But as Jona Repishti at MIT D-Lab and Sagar Tandon at Moonshot Ventures explain, it can be hard to determine which of these enterprises are most in need. They explore the process that D-Lab's Bridge fund uses to target its grants for maximum impact.
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