About the speaker: Hasina Kharbhih is the Founder and Managing Director of Impulse Social Enterprises. She is an Ashoka Fellow and Aspen ILI Fellow. For 31 years, she has been working to provide sustainable livelihood in a safe environment for women and children. She created the Impulse Model to address human trafficking which received the Japanese Award “For Most Innovative Development Project”. The organization has scaled its work in Myanmar, Nepal, and Bangladesh. She has also gained multi-sector expertise, including leadership, institutional management, human rights, livelihood and rural development, anti-human trafficking, migration, gender-based violence, child rights, HIV/AIDS education and intervention, substance abuse, and adolescent health.
What will you learn: In this session, you will learn about:
- Practical tips for aspiring social entrepreneurs to start and scale up the venture
- Understanding the difference between social enterprise and regular business
- How to get access to capital in order to scale up
- How to amplify the impact of your work
- Programs and opportunities that support women social entrepreneurs
Key highlights from the event
- Regular business vs Social enterprise: In regular business, one looks for achieving profits, to oneself or the company to have independent security. While a social enterprise goes beyond that as it looks to change the ecosystem, supporting the communities and make them financially viable.
- On tips to start your own venture: Young people should come forward to make a difference and change a situation that is not progressive and make people go forward to live their rights.
- Factors that successfully helped in scaling the Impulse venture: Connecting people with the products they buy with the consciousness and understanding of the reasons behind it.
- Managing finance for a social enterprise: Social businesses don’t work with the mindset of wanting quick money but diving deeper into the problem and scaling in and out the solution. Finance will come naturally when people start purchasing your products because they like what you are selling.
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