Accelerating Female Entrepreneurship in Brazil: Launching AMEI in São Paulo.

According to a survey by the Brazilian Federal Government, 3 out of 4 households are headed financially by a woman and 41% of them own their own business. Female entrepreneurship has become an important tool for social transformation and has directly contributed to the growth of Brazil’s economy. But despite this growth, it’s still apparent that few women are prominent in the sector.

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Investment Readiness Programme in Colombia with The Boston Consulting Group

Since 2016, our team in Colombia has been running an accelerator programme in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The goal of the programme is to build the ecosystem around social business in Colombia and help those with a high potential to become ‘investment ready’.  At YSB Colombia - we curate the entire programme and provide tailored advice on social impact for each entrepreneur. Leveraging the networks and tools of both YSB and BCG, the goal of the programme is to help the start-ups maximise their social impact while reaching financial sustainability. 

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Harnessing the Power of Networks: Part III – Creating Communities

In our previous blog posts, we have said, building a network requires processes, structure and lots of alignment. But in order for the network to truly work, it requires trust and deep-felt human connection around a common purpose. For over 10 years, YSB has built a strong network and every year we are learning more about the effects of communities and networks. This has allowed us to address social problems in bold new ways…

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Supporting Growth. How does YSB support one waste management social business in Brazil?

It’s difficult to measure exactly how non-financial support affects the bottom line of a business. However, since our partnership with Muda over the last 18 months they have been able to reach three times the amount of subscribed clients then they had in the previous nine years before our intervention. A tremendous amount of growth! Our support is not only about money - but it is really helping Institudo Muda to grow financially. 

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CURAFA™ integrated points of care: An integrated primary healthcare platform in Kenya 

People in rural and peri-urban Kenya are lacking access to high-quality healthcare and medication. Less than 5% of Kenya’s GDP is spent on healthcare and only 17% of Kenyans have health insurance coverage. With 46% of the country’s population living below the poverty line, Kenyans are particularly vulnerable to financial catastrophe when facing health issues. 

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The Social Business Revolution: Why is Venture Philanthropy the Most Effective Form of Giving?

In the world of giving, the question of how to give effectively is becoming increasingly important. How should we give? Along with the issue of how much, questioning the model into which we donate our money is becoming more and more pertinent in the modern age. As we seek to optimise the way we spend and invest our money, it’s not surprising that we are also looking to optimise the way we give. There is a scarcity in the philanthropic capital available - so it’s important that it is spent well.

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Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact : Part I

YSB Corporate Innovation is launching a series of blog posts about their organizational structure. Did you know they are network geeks? They believe in the power of networks so much they adapted it to their internal network. Through their work, they aim to connect more and more dots between different stakeholders and create communities to maximize their social impact.

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Delivering Health Services to the People who Need Them Most

Everyone’s familiar with the ‘last mile’ problem in distribution. It’s easy to get a large amount of goods or data very close to the consumer but the last step of getting it precisely to their front door is often the longest and most expensive stage. Applied to the healthcare system, this relates to the billion people around the world who lack access to care due to the distance they live from a clinic.

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Tickets are LIVE – MIA #2 Closing Ceremony

We invite all intrapreneurs, startup entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, or journalists in Munich to celebrate the success and journey of our program at the MAN Impact Accelerator Closing Ceremony on June 25th at the MAN Truck Forum. This day will mark the end of an exciting journey of 8 social business startups from Europe, India and South Africa addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time in the fields of transport & logistics.


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