Three experienced social entrepreneurs share valuable insights – 3 steps to understand your business, 4 steps for success, and 5 steps to create sustainable ventures in a panel hosted by Suresh Kotha, Professor of Management and Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Director, University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Listen to leaders from Lumana, Village Reach and Nsansa as they discuss how they developed their good ideas into ventures that are changing the world!
In this first session of the Global Ventures Workshop, Samantha “Sammie” Rayner, Founder, Lumana (and GSEC 2009 participant) shares her life long journey towards social entrepreneurship and discusses the top challenges of institutional funding, nation perception and a lack of business distribution infrastructure for Ghana.
John Beale, Strategic Development Director, Head of Social Business at Village Reach has spent the last three years applying his extensive business background to solve social enterprise challenges such as access to capital, access to quality management and really understanding what the market needs and how you would get it there. He sees a big opportunity to enhance the Sub Saharan Africa transportation systems to support public sector activity and better commerce.