Lessons for Social Enterprises

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Imagine you have devoted the last three years of your life to coming up with a new innovative enterprise to meet the needs of the poor. You came up with the idea, worked tirelessly to prove the concept and put together the best team that you could find. Now imagine that you have 3 minutes to pitch years’ of work to a panel of impact investors who could help you take your business to the next level, equipping it with the financing to reach thousands of more people. This is exactly what a group of four budding social enterprises had to do at the Fourth Annual Sankalp Impact Investing Summit in Mumbai. Last week’s conference brought together impact investors and social entrepreneurs to discuss how the field has moved forward and where it is likely to go; and of course, the conference serves as an opportunity for investors to identify rising stars and make new investments….