Mismatched goals between investors and entrepreneurs as well as a potential cultural bias may both prove to limit the positive effect that accelerators have in emerging market contexts. Regardless, accelerators still have an important role to play that can help position entrepreneurs for success. ANDE Executive Director Randall Kempner and Academic Director of Social Enterprise at Goizueta, Peter Roberts, discuss how.
The key to unlocking global prosperity may be right under our noses. Partnering with small and growing businesses can create social wins even for corporations not explicitly focused on social impact. This article explores how with real-world examples.
Better Than Most is a regular feature of The Business of Giving examining the best places to work among social good businesses and nonprofit organizations. This episode features a visit to the ANDE offices, where host Denver Frederick interviewed Executive Director Randall Kempner, and three ANDE staff members about what it's like to work at ANDE.
This article (in Portuguese) discusses a presentation and discussion that ANDE Executive Director Randall Kempner led in Brazil on philanthropic capital and private and social investment. ANDE member ICE also wrote up a summary of the event.
In this podcast episode, Disruptivo speaks with ANDE’s partners at Emory University about the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI), which is evaluating whether or not accelerators have a positive impact on businesses that go through these programs. This episode is in a mix of Spanish and English.
In developed and developing economies, the role of Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) cannot be overemphasized. The Nigerian Tribune covered the ANDE West Africa Chapter's Lagos entrepreneurial ecosystem snapshot launch, identifying trends, challenges, and opportunities.
The ANDE West Africa Chapter was featured in The Nation, a Nigerian newspaper, for releasing the Lagos Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot. This article discusses what is required for a start-up community to thrive.
Ross Baird of Village Capital and Dave Kim of the Gates Foundation address the the Silicon Valley model of investing, arguing that there is a "fundamental disconnect between entrepreneurs and (often foreign) investors in East Africa and India." They cite ANDE in reference to their discussion of human capital.
Endeavor Insight explores the data and summarizes the key findings in the 2017 Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) report, which compares startup acceleration in emerging market and high-income countries.
A new partnership announced in April will see the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Rockefeller Foundation join forces to boost entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia. Devex spoke with Jenny Everett, managing director of ANDE, about the impact and and goals of the new partnership.