March 22, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD)


CASE i3 is part of The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) which, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to provide social entrepreneurs in global health with the knowledge, systems and networks needed to succeed.

SEAD brings together interdisciplinary partners through a coordinated effort across Duke University and leverages institutional relationships and networks to create an integrated global health social entrepreneurship hub for diverse stakeholders across the globe. SEAD, in partnership with USAID and the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), is mobilizing a community of practitioners, investors, policymakers, faculty, staff, and students to identify, assess, help develop, build capacity of, and scale solutions, technologies, and business models for global healthcare delivery and preventive services. Through this program, SEAD will capture lessons learned and policy implications to ensure that our work impacts both entrepreneurs on the ground and the broader development community.

CASE i3 is coordinating the process of helping SEAD entrepreneurs get ready for and access appropriate sources of capital.  We also oversee the partnership between SEAD and Investors’ Circle, the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, Investors’ Circle has propelled $168 million plus $4 billion in follow on investment into 269 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community, and is building out an investment program  dedicated to global health ventures as part of SEAD.

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