U.S.: Global Innovation Hub

U.S.: Global Innovation Hub

Dalberg Media was commissioned by one of the world’s largest global development institutions to conceptualize and test the feasibility of and an online knowledge platform and funding facility for social entrepreneurs. The platform and facility are aimed at increasing the likelihood sustainable development ideas will be implemented. Qualitative expert interviews with social entrepreneurs helped inform a landscape analysis, which served as the basis for the content of the online knowledge platform.

The platform’s goal is to help social entrepreneurs develop economies to overcome start-up and scale-up challenges. The platform was conceptualized with functionalities that include a showcase of promising initiatives, peer-to-peer communities, access to experts and mentors and a knowledge bank. The associated funding facility is designed to support the most promising social entrepreneurial ventures based on a thorough application system.