3. Inclusion in Business
2. Pioneer Capital: Taking Social Solutions To Scale | April 4, 2014 | 15:30 (IST)
On the one hand it is heartening to witness a surge in impact investing globally. On the other, it’s not uncommon to hear from social entrepreneurs that radical, innovative ideas usually find themselves hearing that they are too ‘risky for investment’. While getting through the seed stage is considerably easier with friends and family / philanthropic / grant capital, negotiating the challenges that can take these businesses to their transformative potential takes a second wind of capital. Often, this journey to scale requires the destruction of ‘ecosystem’ barriers like assembling the value chain, creating public goods and addressing regulatory issues.
Who is best placed to address these barriers and others along the path?
In a run up to conversations at the Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014, let’s discuss how this pioneer gap may be bridged. Will traditional venture capital models be enough or will it take an entire ecosystem of pioneering capitalized to be mobilized. The “Pioneer Gap” specifically refers to the burden shouldered by enterprises that are pioneering new business models for social
change. Join our tweetchat to discuss this.
- What is holding market-based solution models from reaching scale in transformative ways?
- What is the role of pioneering capital in enabling scale?
- What is the role of social entrepreneurs in this?
- What comes after scale?
Date: April 4, 2014 | Time: 15.30 IST
Panel: Ashish Karamchandani – Deloitte Monitor Group, Sreejith Nedumpully- Upaya Social Ventures, Moderator: Scott Anderson, Editor – NextBillion
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