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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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Important Dates

  • June 14, 2017
    Final day to submit an idea.
  • June 15 - 29, 2017
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13, 2017
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
  • July 14, 2017
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.


A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!



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