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Alexandra is a Design Researcher, Service Designer and Strategist with more than 7 years experience in the social impact space. She holds a Masters in International Development from UC Berkeley and has worked in Latin America, Africa and South Asia with UN, NGOs and some of the world's top design studios. She is currently Director of SINGA Spain, an association focused on building social cohesion between migrants and locals through design and entrepreneurship and helping businesses benefit from diversity in their design processes.
Hi Gayanjith, Agreed that is one of the key challenges. There are several ways it will be addressed. There will definitely be some backend matching based on analysis of personalities and passions, however co-founders will essentially self-select into verticals reflecting their interests. Then, throughout the program they will be engaged in mentoring sessions together to address any conflicts and emotional leadership and storytelling for empathy modules to build their understanding of each other and their value of each others unique view points. However, I'm sure there will still be issues that will come up but overcoming those will be one of the key impacts of the program as well and the plan is to learn iteratively from what I see during a pilot.