Cathy Clark of CASE i3 was invited by the US State Department as a delegate at the Obama Administration’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi in July, 2015. While there, she moderated a panel on global health in Africa entitled, “Enabling Scale: Building a Global Health Ecosystem for Impact.”
The panel explored the unique challenges faced by global health entrepreneurs developing, introducing, and scaling innovations. It also explored strategies and business models for successfully developing and delivering products to serve the health needs of the poor and enhancing business growth. Panelists included growing social enterprises, a multi-national company experienced in scaling, a technology-based innovator and an in-country incubator:
- Samuel Agutu – Changamka
- Dr. Santorino Data – Mbarara University of Science and Technology
- Bright Simons – mPedigree
- Patricia Odero – Social Entrepreneurship at Duke (SEAD)
Devex Impact interviewed Cathy while she was in Nairobi for their recent article: What the Social Entrepreneurship Revolution Needs Now. In it, she talks about how scaling patterns for social entrepreneurs are rarely linear, and other learnings from CASE, CASE i3 and SEAD’s work. Read more here.