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How do you create innovation for inclusive impact?

The question above was posed constantly during the recent Innovation for Inclusive Impact Asia Forum 2018. It is indeed a tall order to create innovations that enable inclusive impact, and yet here we are now having all these technologies and developments taking place that gradually make this a reality. 509 more words

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The power of innovation ecosystems

“The future is already here–it’s just not evenly distributed.”
– William Gibson (August 31, 1993)

I was delighted to have participated in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Startup Workshop 2018 (MIT GSW 2018) held in Bangkok, Thailand last March 26 to 28. 711 more words

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Social Enterprises in the Philippines

After having spent over a month here in Manila, we have not only met inspiring people like Edwin from True Manila or support organizations like… 653 more words

99.57% of PH businesses are MSMEs--how do we make the most of that?

We hear time and again on how the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) consist of around 99.57% of the total number of businesses in the Philippines, at least according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. 365 more words

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How do you create a data-driven culture in PH social enterprises?

Data makes the world go round and round–that’s one of the main competitive advantages nowadays, even among social enterprises.

But data is not easy to come by with if the entire organization is not accustomed to such practice. 675 more words

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Resurrecting a positive role for the much-maligned notion of ‘social capital’

‘Social capital describes the networks together with shared norms, values and understandings that facilitate cooperation within or among groups’ (OECD, 2001)

I want to put out a call for the rehabilitation of what we understand by ‘social capital’. 1,215 more words

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Going beyond cities, urban areas for startup development in rural areas

The startup scene in the Philippines is growing, no doubt about that. But why do these startups focus on e-commerce and technology when there is a vast amount of other untapped opportunities in the country, one being agriculture? 463 more words

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