Photo Credit: Barbara Kinney / Clinton Global Initiative..There is no shortage of proven solutions to many of the world’s most seemingly intractable problems. Yet rather than scaling up existing programs with established track records, many funders and fo

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    Photo Credit: Barbara Kinney / Clinton Global Initiative.
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    There is no shortage of proven solutions to many of the world’s most seemingly intractable problems. Yet rather than scaling up existing programs with established track records, many funders and founders continue to launch new organizations and spearhead new initiatives in search of the next game-changing startup or breakthrough idea. How can social innovators better recognize opportunities to join forces with organizations that possess the existing infrastructure and similar theories of change? If measurable impact is the ultimate goal, should students focus less on starting up and more on scaling up? Are solutions to illiteracy, climate change, or HIV/AIDS truly transferable from one location or community to another in the way that a fast food franchise can expand across a region? This session will bring together grassroots entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, and private sector representatives to explore the challenges, costs, and benefits of scaling up successful solutions..
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    Moderator:.
    Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation.
    Participants:.
    Bill Drayton, Chief Executive Officer, Ashoka.
    Katie Smith Milway, Partner, Head of Knowledge, The Bridgespan Group.
    Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Village Health Works.
    Rosario Pérez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pro Mujer

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