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WHO ARE WE? <ul><ul><li>My name is Kevin Parcell - I’m from the US. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m here networking resourc...
PEOPLE POWER STATIONS <ul><ul><li>My particular focus with this 1BpP pilot project is my own social enterprise, called  Pe...
BICYCLES TRANSFORM LIVES AND NATIONS <ul><li>We’ve had the wheel for more than  5000 years , about the same amount of time...
PLEASE HELP ME WEAVE YOUR SUPPORT INTO A SUCCESS FOR PUNE! <ul><li>Share local knowledge or facts to help me determine if ...
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1BpP - Using social enterprise to bring bicycles to the base of the economic pyramid

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Presentation given by 1BpP (www.ibpp.net) at "Get Started and Make an Impact" a speed networking event organized by Net Impact Pune (www.nipune.org) to enable professionals to learn, network and contribute to various social organizations.

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  1. 1. WHO ARE WE? <ul><ul><li>My name is Kevin Parcell - I’m from the US. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m here networking resources to launch a pilot project for our One Bicycle per Person global initiative . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1BpP is a new group - just begun in December - and we’re based on the internet at Acumen Fund Community, where we are building a global value web of acumen to support using social enterprise to bring bicycles to the base of the economic pyramid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can find links to our group and blog at 1bpp.net </li></ul></ul>www.1bpp.net GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG
  2. 2. PEOPLE POWER STATIONS <ul><ul><li>My particular focus with this 1BpP pilot project is my own social enterprise, called People Power Stations , which is serving as a template for how our group will help other bicycle-centered social enterprises. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People Power Stations will pay people to pedal bicycles to generate electricity, pump water, thrash maze, and any other pedal-powered applications suited to their particular community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We let the workers accept their pay in either national currency or our own local currency , or both. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We give a discount on water, electricity, bicycles, etc, when purchased with our local currency. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In this way we create a demand for the local currency that will * build local marketplaces founded on delivering money and essential commodities to the poor .* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using bicycles, local money, and the water and electricity we produce, these marketplaces will expand to include agriculture, sanitation, ICT centers to facilitate libraries, schools, and diagnostic centers, and many other vital services. </li></ul></ul>www.1bpp.net GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG
  3. 3. BICYCLES TRANSFORM LIVES AND NATIONS <ul><li>We’ve had the wheel for more than 5000 years , about the same amount of time we’ve had money, but most people who have both wheels and money still don’t understand that these two tools are key to ending extreme poverty for the other 60% of humanity . Instead, most people believe that lack of money and transportation is the definition of poverty, when in fact it is the cause because healthy marketplaces need cash and affordable personal transportation to function. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, half the world’s one billion bicycles are in China today, but just 20 years ago, bicycles were no more common in China than in India. China used bicycles to transform itself into an economic superpower in just one generation. Can you imagine China’s success without bicycles? 1BpP wants to see that success duplicated in India and everywhere. </li></ul>www.1bpp.net GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG
  4. 4. PLEASE HELP ME WEAVE YOUR SUPPORT INTO A SUCCESS FOR PUNE! <ul><li>Share local knowledge or facts to help me determine if a ‘People Power Station’ demonstration project could be successful in Pune and then serve as a model for scaling to all of India and the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute time or resources to this endeavor </li></ul><ul><li>Connect me to a good resource </li></ul><ul><li>Every kind of help is welcome because social enterprises are businesses with the full range of business needs </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your time, and thank you Net Impact Pune for the opportunity to speak to everyone here today. </li></ul>www.1bpp.net GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG
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