What is this?
The Nike Foundation & Unreasonable Group have partnered to launch the Girl Effect Accelerator – the world's first accelerator dedicated to entrepreneurs who are positioned to benefit millions of girls in poverty. This is the program's capstone event. 1,000 people will convene at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on November 11. We hope you are amongst them.
Who will be presenting?
In addition to musical performances by Christen Lien, the 10 ventures selected to participate in the Girl Effect Accelerator will take the stage. WARNING: These are not your typical Silicon Valley startups. These companies operate in over 30 countries and averaged $2.2 million in revenue last year from customers living on less than $2 a day. These are the true "black swans" of our time: startups who have significant market traction, are working in the fastest emerging markets of our time, and are positioned to measurably benefit millions of girls in poverty. They range from one of the fastest growing mobile banking platforms in the world (1.8M users in Nigeria), to the largest distributor of solar in the global south (based in India), to the fastest growing mobile education app in Africa. To read about each of the 10 ventures, click here.
It has been shown that an educated girl will reinvest 90 percent of her future income in her family, compared with 35 percent for a boy. And yet 250 million adolescent girls live in poverty and are more likely than boys to be uneducated, to be married at a young age, and to be exposed to HIV/AIDS. Not convinced? Watch this video.
Where do the proceeds from my ticket go?
All ticket proceeds will go towards offsetting the costs of the culminating and investor events.
I already have plans on Tuesday Nov 11... Should I cancel them?