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Balyolu: The Honey Road             It’s Adventure @ Its           Sweetest!    GSVC Semi-Finals 2011-2012      London Bus...
YOU: Are looking for sustainable, scalable,environmental social enterprises.WE: Are your match and we’re sticky for social...
1. The Team    Burcu Uzer             Deniz Duygu                     Cat Jaffee     Director                 CFO         ...
1. The Team  Alex Barberis             Sertac Turhal              Our Communities Business Advisor         Operations Advi...
2. The Problem10,000,000 + Rural Women in Turkey
2. The ProblemTURKE                                      Over 80%  Y                                surveyed leave        ...
3. Our Approach:   The Model                               Incubate GREEN                              Rural Women-Led    ...
3. Our Approach: ScalabilitySpread Model Across Silk Road: 70,000,000 Women
4. Implementation:               Proof of ConceptPilot ToursLaunched  Raising Capital  & Selling Trips     Teaming up with...
4. Implementation:A Different Kind of Balance Sheet        ASSETS                 LIABILITIES         Our Team            ...
4. Implementation:    Social Impact          Quantify and measure          impact          Consider unintended          co...
4. Implementation: Finances                                  Breakeven in June 2012$80,000                                ...
4. Implementation:             Balyolu HighlightsOperating expenses have been met for year 1Market has shown an interest i...
Summary: BalyoluThe Problem (pain)• Unemployment and Lack of Opportunities• Migration to large cities leave rural areas un...
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  1. 1. Balyolu: The Honey Road It’s Adventure @ Its Sweetest! GSVC Semi-Finals 2011-2012 London Business School
  2. 2. YOU: Are looking for sustainable, scalable,environmental social enterprises.WE: Are your match and we’re sticky for socialgood. What does this mean?NOW: We will challenge the way you viewtourism, honey, and rural Turkey.
  3. 3. 1. The Team Burcu Uzer Deniz Duygu Cat Jaffee Director CFO CEO Tourism professional, Corporate Relations, Vision, Fulbright Fellow, Luce 6 years experience MBA, Audit experience Scholar, Ashoka Employee.working for Smithsonian w/nonprofit & corporates Lives in beekeeping villages
  4. 4. 1. The Team Alex Barberis Sertac Turhal Our Communities Business Advisor Operations Advisor Local Leaders Finance professional, Operations expert, Community support MBA, experience w/ UNDP Regional Admin from local non-profitsnew ventures & startups for Kars, Ardahan, Artvin & village groups
  5. 5. 2. The Problem10,000,000 + Rural Women in Turkey
  6. 6. 2. The ProblemTURKE Over 80% Y surveyed leave for economic opportunities. Turkey ranks 7th worldwide for highest urban population.TURKEY Lack of Rural livelihoods & Migration
  7. 7. 3. Our Approach: The Model Incubate GREEN Rural Women-Led Businesses Build GREEN Village Hospitality Community Funds for Education, Health, Bu siness... Connect Travelers
  8. 8. 3. Our Approach: ScalabilitySpread Model Across Silk Road: 70,000,000 Women
  9. 9. 4. Implementation: Proof of ConceptPilot ToursLaunched Raising Capital & Selling Trips Teaming up with local/Global partners Vision, Travel, R&D
  10. 10. 4. Implementation:A Different Kind of Balance Sheet ASSETS LIABILITIES Our Team Our Promise to the: Our Network People Our Strategic Alliances Tourists Local Support Environment The Amazing Nature EQUITY The Rich Culture Our Social Impact
  11. 11. 4. Implementation: Social Impact Quantify and measure impact Consider unintended consequences SROI = $3.64
  12. 12. 4. Implementation: Finances Breakeven in June 2012$80,000 Fundraising covers costs Low COGS = high margins Balyolu can still contribute Operating expenses minimized Costs increase yearly
  13. 13. 4. Implementation: Balyolu HighlightsOperating expenses have been met for year 1Market has shown an interest in honey toursHigh SROI supported by strong underlying financialsSelf-sustaining from Year 1, returns 30% that can bereinvested
  14. 14. Summary: BalyoluThe Problem (pain)• Unemployment and Lack of Opportunities• Migration to large cities leave rural areas under developedOur Approach (solution)• Provide vocational/technical trainings to women• Sustainable and scalable operationsImplementation• Provide opportunities for rural women in their villages• Create an eco-toursim experience rooted in all 5 senses
  15. 15. Thank youTeşekkürler
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