Sankalp Dialogues & Finding XY - Supporting SMEs in Uganda Survive COVID-19 & Unlock Opportunities
This is our 1st Sankalp Dialogues & Finding XY / SEED Uganda Series. The focus of this webinar is to help SMEs in Uganda move past the COVID-19 crisis, figure out what business changes they need to make, as well as figure out financing options for their businesses. Speakers in this session are on misinformation and communication are Franc Kamugyisha from EcoPlastile, Christine Meyer from SEED Global, Edirisa Sembatya from Finding XY, Phil Walton from ICCO, and George Murage from Intellecap (Sankalp). The session was moderated by Linde Wolters from SEED Global. Resources: You can access the presentation here - https://bit.ly/2YzkeGy
Sankalp Dialogues & AVPA - Crushing The Curve 09: Supporting SMEs During COVID-19 And Beyond
This is our 9th webinar under the partnering to crush the curve series - a collaboration between AVPA and Sankalp Dialogues. The focus of this webinar is a discussion on how we can all collectively support SMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic to help them weather storm, become more resilient, and eventually re-invent themselves for a better tomorrow. Speakers in this webinar on misinformation and communication are Mark Kaigwa from NENDO in Kenya, Ebun Feludu from Jam Coconut from Nigeria, and Jason Goldberg from The 10X Entrepreneur and a Director at Edge Growth in South Africa. The session is moderated by Arielle Molino from Intellecap, and Toyin Adegbite-Moore from AVPA. Resources: You can access the presentation here - https://bit.ly/3fuaYcR
Sankalp Dialogues & AVPA - Crushing The Curve 10: Rebuilding The Ecosystem
This is our 10th and final webinar under the partnering to crush the curve series - a collaboration between AVPA and Sankalp Dialogues. The focus of this webinar is a discussion on how the investment community can help rebuild the entrepreneurial ecosystem after Covid-19 through infusing more impact investments and grant financing to help the ecosystem in Africa recover. Speakers in this webinar include Brian Odhiambo from Novastar Ventures, Meghan Curran from Acumen, and Sibonakaliso Mavuka from Tshikululu Social Investments. The session is moderated by Arielle Molino from Intellecap, and Frank Aswani from AVPA.
Sankalp Dialogues & AVPA - Crushing The Curve 08: Mental Health & Wellness During COVID-19
This is our 8th webinar under the partnering to crush the curve series - a collaboration between AVPA and Sankalp Dialogues. The focus of this webinar is a discussion on mental health and wellness during COVID-19, how to identify mental health challenges in one's self, within the family and workplace setup, as well as what steps to take to get assistance for self, family, friends, and colleagues affected by mental health challenges & distress. Speakers in this webinar on misinformation and communication are Nomfundo Mogapi from the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Olayide Odediran from Dyslexia Nigeria, Bright Shitemi from Mental360, and Dr Wanjiru Kaigwa who is a Harvard Medical School Clinical Research Fellow. The session is moderated by Arielle Molino from Intellecap, and Nancy Kairo from AVPA. Resources: You can access the presentation here - https://bit.ly/2ZbKupB
Challenges Only Conscious Consumer Brands Face
When businesses align their purpose with being conscious they have the opportunity of building deeper connections with their stakeholders and in turn, amplify the company’s relevance. But budding businesses and brands today are faced with the conundrum of bringing a balance between profitability and #sustainability. Which leads to the question: ‘What does it take for a consumer brand to be conscious?’ We at Sankalp in association with Dextrus bring yet another insightful discussion with industry experts and brands that have tread on the conscious path and been successful. We have Tanushri Shukla along with Srinivas Krishnaswamy (Krya Consumer Products), Arshiya Bose (Black Baza Coffee Co.), Dhimant Parekh (The Better India and The Better Home) and Sahar Mansoor (Bare Necessities Zero Waste Solutions ) as they discuss the ‘Challenges only Conscious Consumer brands face’.
Sankalp Dialogues: A Gendered Approach To Designing Agriculture Technologies
This Sankalp Dialogues focuses on A Gendered Approach to Designing Agriculture Technologies. The session seeks to answer this question - "Gender norms are playing a central role when it comes to access and use of agriculture technologies. How can we make these technologies more gender sensitive/neutral?" The speakers for this session are: Shreejit Borthakur - Intellecap Advisory Agribusiness Team (Moderator) Carolyn Kirabo - Investment Professional and Gender Equality champion Soma KP - National Facilitation Team, MAKKAM, Advisor, Policy Analyst Kunal Rao - Co-founder and COO, Cropin
Sankalp Dialogues & CAIF: Early Stage Fundraising In A Post-COVID World
This Sankalp Dialogue with CAIF explores how MSMEs should approach early stage financing in the post-COVID era, covers these key points: 1. How will the way investors evaluate enterprises evolve post-COVID? 2. How are valuations going to move? Are there expectations for valuations to fall? 3. What are some common mistakes founders should be aware of and avoid in these times of crisis? 4. How will valuations move in a pre-revenue proof of concept stage? 5. How long does the fundraising activity typically take for a pre series A round? How will this timeline change?