Calendar.

Share an event here (link opens in a new window)
  • Lausanne, Switzerland - 1 Day
    Thursday
    April 12
    2018

    Seedstars Summit

     

    Join us for the Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 12th, 2018, and watch 75+ startups from the fastest-growing startup hubs around the world compete for equity investment of up to $1,000,000! Not only will you meet the best entrepreneurs from 75+ countries, you will also connect with investors, government officials, corporate innovators and CEOs from Africa, Asia, LATAM, CEE and the MENA regions.

    Get ready for breakout sessions, panel discussions and specialized workshops on fintech, edtech, digital health, agritech, IoT, hardware, social networking, clean tech – and much more.

     

    Tags
    Conference
  • Oxford, UK - 1 Day
    Thursday
    April 12
    2018

    The Art of Social Franchising

    There is growing interest in using social franchising in the global development sector as a means to scale:
    • NGOs see franchising as a way to add proven program to their work without reinventing the wheel.
    • Donors see franchising as a tool to reduce the costs of each group having to invent their own program.
    • Groups/Organizations with a proven and scalable model use social franchising to develop an earned income stream to lessen their dependence on philanthropic funding.

    Join us over a pint as we examine social franchising with a case study on how to scale impact of a program proven to alleviate poverty. Through aligned partnerships, Street Business School (SBS) shares how it has successfully scaled its proven model of entrepreneurial education for women living in poverty from Uganda to seven countries across East Africa within the past two years. This example of social franchising has operationalized through funder and NGO partnerships in which locally led organizations are joining a movement to achieve ambitious global impact.

    Come with your questions, ideas and experience to this highly interactive session. We will rely on YOU, the audience, to ponder the challenges, surprises, and greatest opportunities that exist in social franchising. We will also hear from panelists who have experience using Street Business School’s franchise model to magnify their own impact. Panelists include:
    • Segal Family Foundation CEO Andy Bryant who will share how Segal leverages the partnership with SBS to scale impact while supporting other Segal grantees and grassroots led organizations.
    • Street Business School CEO Devin Hibbard who can speak to the strategy of social franchising and the execution of this specific case and these strategic partnerships.
    • Dandelion Africa Executive Director Wendo Aszed who can speak to the franchise customization process as she is currently implementing SBS in Dandelion’s community as both a Segal grantee and an SBS Global Catalyst Partner (franchisee).
    • Fourth panelist – to be announced at Skoll World Forum
    • Moderator, Joahim Ewechu Street Business School Board member and Founder of Unreasonable Institute East Africa.

    Refreshment and gifts provided at 4:00. Come early for a drink and chance to network. The panel will begin at 4:15. Thank you to Segal Family Foundation, Moxie Foundation and Street Business School for their fiscal sponsorship of this event.

    Tags
    Conference, Workshop
Subscribe to NextBillion Notes
NextBillion's top articles, jobs, events – and free giveaways – delivered to your inbox each Wednesday.
No Thanks
Thank you for signing up to receive the NextBillion Notes newsletter.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×