Our first year, we are happy to present the award to Rozi Vaczy, the founder of matyodesign.
Alexandre and Vinicius set out to launch an ecological delivery social enterprise. They quickly realized they didn’t have all the right skills to run a company. A good idea and passion aren’t enough to make a social enterprise successful; entrepreneurs need specialized skills and advisory to make their businesses a long-term success.
The start of a New Year always feels like an opportunity for fresh beginnings. If you’re at the start or in the process of your own #socialentrepreneurship journey, we want to motivate you. Here are three traits of successful social entrepreneurs to get you started.
Through the NESsT-Kiva partnership, Suritex has obtained a total of $50,000 of financing as credit that will allow the company to expand its operations and include more smallholders who can sell their alpaca fiber at a fair price. This was achieved over the course of two Kiva campaigns in September and December.
Isabel Medem, CEO of X-Runner, a Peruvian waterless sanitation system used in the slums of Lima, is the first social entrepreneur to be interviewed by the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) about the impact of its efforts on the local community. X-Runner has been a member of the NESsT portfolio in Peru since 2014.
NESsT was recently involved in one of the first reports promoting intelligent failure within the venture philanthropy and social investment sector. Would you like to learn from our mistakes?If so, have a look at the recently published European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) report on failures, which we contributed our learnings to.