SE Track: Identifying the Market for Social Ventures
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Boston, United States
Social Entrepreneurship Track: Identifying the Market for Social Ventures with Miguel Granier
Co-sponsored by HBS Social Enterprise Initiative and Harvard i-lab.
Join us for a discussion on the difference between identifying a market need and understanding actual demand when developing a social venture. Facilitated by Miguel Granier, Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development, social entrepreneurs and impact investors will discuss how social entrepreneurs can truly understand social need and the demands of the impact economy, as well as how to skillfully and resiliently adapt their models as their understanding of these needs changes.
Miguel Granier is Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development, an impact investor that invests in seed stage, for-profit social enterprises with innovative solutions to poverty in mobile technology and alternative energy in underserved and emerging markets, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Latin America.
We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.
Note: Harvard Shuttles have a stop directly across from the i-lab, and you can track the shuttles online here: http://harvard.transloc.com/ If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here: http://i-lab.harvard.edu/parking).
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Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.