Ashoka: Innovators forthe PublicPrepared for STARTup Live Athens, June 2013
What is Ashoka?Ashoka is the global community of the world’s leading socialentrepreneurs (ASHOKA FELLOWS) — men and women ...
Ashoka FELLOWS Worldwide*204600226681318*as of 2012679437 37839875875North AmericaSouth AmericaEuropeAsiaMiddle East/ East...
Where the needs of the world and your talentscross, there lies your vocation.-Aristotle-Εκεί ποσ τα ταρισματά σοσ σσναντού...
Ashoka Fellows
Ashoka Fellow Criteria•A New Idea: new solution or approach to a socialproblem•Creativity: visionary and a problem solver•...
SELECTED ASHOKA PARTNERS
Ashoka envisions a world whereEveryone is a Changemaker™: onethat responds quickly and effectivelyto social challenges, an...
Ashoka’s Global Impactof Ashoka Fellows have proven their ideasto be so effective that independent groupsand governments h...
Ashoka is building partnerships to launch a chapter inGreece to:Create a powerful network of Ashoka Fellows inGreeceBrin...
Examples of Ashoka Fellows
Norbert Kunz, GermanyFounder of IQ ConsultNorbert Kunz supports youth employment by providingmicrocredit to young entrepre...
Yves Lesenfants, VenezuelaFounder of Fundacion Programa Andes TropicalesYves helps communities utilize their market potent...
Anshu Gupta, IndiaFounder of GOONJ - A Voice, An EffortAnshu Gupta is facilitating an economic bridgebetween urban, wealth...
Rebecca Onie, USFounder of Health LeadsRebecca Onie is building a movement to break thelink between poverty and poor healt...
www.ashoka.orgchangemakers.comstartempathy.orgEveryone A Changemaker™
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Ashoka presentation at Startup Live Athens #3 "Sustainable Entrepreneurship"

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Aphrodite Bouikidis from Ashoka Washington DC was a guest at our closing ceremony sharing with our audience how Ashoka defines social entrepreneurship, making the connection with Greece and sharing some examples of Ashoka fellows.

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Ashoka presentation at Startup Live Athens #3 "Sustainable Entrepreneurship"

  1. 1. Ashoka: Innovators forthe PublicPrepared for STARTup Live Athens, June 2013
  2. 2. What is Ashoka?Ashoka is the global community of the world’s leading socialentrepreneurs (ASHOKA FELLOWS) — men and women withsystem-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent socialproblems. Ashoka sources the best social innovations, mobilizesthousands of people to create change, and enablesbusinesses, the media, policy makers and “changemakers” towork together to create global impact.
  3. 3. Ashoka FELLOWS Worldwide*204600226681318*as of 2012679437 37839875875North AmericaSouth AmericaEuropeAsiaMiddle East/ East AfricaAfrica
  4. 4. Where the needs of the world and your talentscross, there lies your vocation.-Aristotle-Εκεί ποσ τα ταρισματά σοσ σσναντούν τις ανάγκεςτοσ κόσμοσ, εκεί βρίσκεται και ε αποστολή σοσ στεδωή.-Αριστοτέλες
  5. 5. Ashoka Fellows
  6. 6. Ashoka Fellow Criteria•A New Idea: new solution or approach to a socialproblem•Creativity: visionary and a problem solver•Entrepreneurial Quality: totally committed to making thisidea a reality•Social Impact of the Idea: will it change a field? Havenational or regional impact?•Ethical Fiber: is this person trusted?
  7. 7. SELECTED ASHOKA PARTNERS
  8. 8. Ashoka envisions a world whereEveryone is a Changemaker™: onethat responds quickly and effectivelyto social challenges, and where eachindividual has the freedom, confidenceand societal support to address anysocial problem and drive change.
  9. 9. Ashoka’s Global Impactof Ashoka Fellows have proven their ideasto be so effective that independent groupsand governments have replicated themwithin 5 years of election.of Ashoka Fellows have contributed tochanged national policy within 5 years ofelection89%of Ashoka Fellows have changed marketdynamics at a national level.54%57%
  10. 10. Ashoka is building partnerships to launch a chapter inGreece to:Create a powerful network of Ashoka Fellows inGreeceBring global innovations to GreeceEmpower young ChangemakersStrengthen the relationship between private andcitizen sectors to co-create solutions that empoweryouth and impact the social sector.Greece: An Opportunity for Changemakers
  11. 11. Examples of Ashoka Fellows
  12. 12. Norbert Kunz, GermanyFounder of IQ ConsultNorbert Kunz supports youth employment by providingmicrocredit to young entrepreneurs and buildingcollaborative networks of smallentrepreneurs, corporations and public institutions to fuelnascent entrepreneurial activity. To date, Kunz hashelped to create more than 3,500 jobs.His program is now a federal program and has spread toseveral countries through adoption by the EU.Ashoka Fellow: Youth Employment
  13. 13. Yves Lesenfants, VenezuelaFounder of Fundacion Programa Andes TropicalesYves helps communities utilize their market potentialthrough a new methodology that guides communitiesthrough a process of planning and executing tourismenterprises. This gives communities in/near nationalparks and nature reserves complete ownership overthe process of creating tourism products.Government authorities, communities have solicited hisservices, and the Inter-American Development Bank(IDB) has consulted Yves and is replicating hismethodology in several other countries.Ashoka Fellow: Sustainable Tourism
  14. 14. Anshu Gupta, IndiaFounder of GOONJ - A Voice, An EffortAnshu Gupta is facilitating an economic bridgebetween urban, wealthy India and impoverished, ruralIndia by simply sharing the surplus of wealth. To assistvillagers in a way that moves beyond charity, his “Clothfor Work” program links clothes to self-organizeddevelopment activities in villages, includingsorting, repurposing and packaging donated clothing.$550,000 annual budget, 150 employees, hundreds ofvolunteers, 250 NGO partners that will help it assistabout half a million people in 21 states this year.Ashoka Fellow: Poverty Alleviation + CivicEngagement
  15. 15. Rebecca Onie, USFounder of Health LeadsRebecca Onie is building a movement to break thelink between poverty and poor health by mobilizinguniversity student volunteers to provide sustainedpublic health interventions in partnership with urbanmedical centers, universities, and communityorganizations.Since 2010, Health Leads has served over 23,000patients, and 7,000 Health Leads alumni work in andaround the healthcare system.Ashoka Fellow: Healthcare + Poverty Alleviation
  16. 16. www.ashoka.orgchangemakers.comstartempathy.orgEveryone A Changemaker™

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