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Our idea is a social enterprise that tackles the problem of inclusive economic development. We will deliver a platform to individuals and local organisations, that offers a structured startup program, a database of validated business models and local

Our idea is a social enterprise that tackles the problem of inclusive economic development. We will deliver a platform to individuals and local organisations, that offers a structured startup program, a database of validated business models and local

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"Social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society's social interactions. Increasing evidence shows that social cohesion is critical for societies to prosper economically and for deve

"Social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society's social interactions. Increasing evidence shows that social cohesion is critical for societies to prosper economically and for deve

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Simon commented on Open-Source Business Models

Thanks Tom :)

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Simon commented on Open-Source Business Models

Thanks Wekesa, Leigh and Alex, and congratulations to you too! :) Really love the direction you've taken. At some point, when my life is a little more normal, I will take a full read through of your doc and see where I can't add some value.

Wekeza, what did you think of the ashoka hangout?

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Simon commented on Open-Source Business Models

Hi Michael,

Our goal is SME's. I'm keen to have a more in depth chat offline, because I tend to agree with your points.

1 - I think exposing entrepreneurs to "blue ocean" business models and giving them an opportunity focus

2 - I agree with you that education level is important. I'm also keen to explore other metrics to predict entrepreneurial success. Check out http://awethuproject.co.za/

3 - Choice, or opportunity focus will be key. I don't think necessity and choice are mutually exclusive though.

Looking forward to that email.