To create impact in a sustainable way at scale, we prioritize building local systems that support inventors and entrepreneurs and promote financial innovation as a powerful tool for change.
We strengthen ecosystems by:
- Funding local business enablers such as incubators and accelerators with a robust network of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, industry experts and investors, and the resources to help build pathways for businesses to grow and scale.
- Identifying additional approaches to strengthen the ecosystem to jumpstart industries, scale enterprises or advance beneficial services and policies.
- Addressing gaps in access to capital for invention-based enterprises by utilizing both grants and Program-Related Investments (PRIs) to invest in early-stage impact funds, test new financial vehicles and share those new models to unlock more capital.
- Uncovering the challenges and opportunities for invention to address the needs of the poor at scale through market studies, research, convenings and competitions.