For the last blog posting of this 8 part series, after sharing with you the fundamentals of Social Impact Venture Building, I would like to introduce you to the one venture builder that I am closest to, as a member of its management team, and lift the lid on some of its projects. Impact Tank was founded in
Author Elzine Mushambi
Despite only recently gaining traction as a viable alternative means to reach impact, Social Impact Venture Builders around the world have started to find success in their efforts to build, launch and scale ventures that promise to solve massive problems that affect the world. Here, I would like to highlight some of the issues being
You may have come across Social Impact Venture Builders and their work at events or within your social media universe and wondered how you can get involved. To provide some inspiration and hopefully spark an idea or two, I have compiled a few ways in which you can directly support this new way of achieving
So far in this series I have tried to share the fundamentals of social impact venture building: the whys and hows. Now in this blog post I would like to make it practical and share a story of actually launching the beginnings of a social impact venture. This is the story of E-Express. Ideate. The
In recent years, Social Impact Venture Building and Impact Investing have begun to draw increased interest from both the general public and professionals. However, given both are relatively new entrants into an already rich, diverse and complicated landscape, and both have the word “Impact” in their respective names, often they are confused with each other.
Grassroots impact is the underlying motivation for Social Impact Venture Building. For all the models, presentations, frameworks and methods that we use, the goal is to uplift and empower communities. It is this grassroots focus that fuels the work and is fundamentally why Social Impact Venture Building promises so much success. In this week’s blog
Funding! Funding! Funding! The time has come for lift off. So you have started your social venture, proved the concept, told friends and family about it and now it’s ready to go to market. The biggest thing you need now is funding – the ever-elusive element that all businesses need to kick off. In all
Changing the world seems like an overwhelming task but new ways of approaching this are becoming more successful and gaining traction. Social Impact venture building is a relatively new approach on how to tackle the most difficult problems that people face in their daily lives, such as unemployment, food security and the impact of pollution.