Hi Shane, Thank you for your input! Now that I think about it, I actually think GMIP can even have a broader impact with the help of MBA students. So the system will work like this: the entrepreneurs of the developing world will sign up on GMIP and they will pair up with MBA students from all around the world via the online platform (obviously the students will pick the projects they are most interested in). And then our wealthy philanthropists will look at the idea & entrepreneur & MBA student combination and decide which one to invest in.
So, the entrepreneur of the developing world will receive funding + top notch business advising. MBA student will have hands on experience on building a business in a developing country. The wealthy philanthropist will hopefully grow his investment and also feel good about making a meaningful contribution to the world.
I have a pretty economics & finance focused background and I think that financial concepts are very difficult to grasp if you're not familiar with them. That's the reason why I built my idea around a mentorship structure that is focused on practical business solutions and results.