ANDE is all about identifying and supporting businesses that are often too large for microfinance, but too small for traditional financing (AKA: the missing middle). But "missing" implies this sector doesn’t exist, when in fact there is a thriving ecosystem of small and growing businesses. Today, we’re launching video series that spotlights them.
When it comes to compelling videos valuable to the NextBillion audience, we just know it when we see it. Trouble is, it takes a lot of time to find relevant video on development through enterprise. Today, we start to remedy this quandary by teaming up with ViewChange.org, a new multimedia site that brings gripping stories from the developing world.
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.