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Scaling a social enterprise globally: Can it be done successfully?

Sheila Warren, TechSoup

A collaborative discussion with practiced social enterprise leaders on the A to Z of scaling globally. Why are there so few truly global social enterprises? What are the hurdles that social enterprises face in scaling globally? How does one navigate the legal and cultural complexities beyond the border? The panel will discuss the lessons learned, sensitivities, and different ways of thinking about how to successfully scale worldwide.
country context, design-thinking, equivalency determination, finance, global, Impact Investing, law, legal, market, philanthropy, scaling, social enterprise, technology
Sheila Warren | TechSoup Lynn Van Housen | TechSoup

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2018 Important Dates

  • May 1 - June 15
    Period for submitting ideas.
  • June 16 - 29
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.