Entrepreneurs face unequal challenges even before getting in an investor's door. Data illustrates disparities in the social innovation sector.
One clear way to drive change is to invest in leaders who have a direct connection to the communities they serve.
Echoing Green focuses on finding stellar individuals who can carry their ideas and explain why they have what it takes to succeed.
Nathan Sigworth on the Echoing Green Blog
It seems like everywhere we turn, there's another incredible opportunity for our Fellows. So much so, Echoing Green is declaring the summer of 2012 the "Summer of Social Entrepreneurship." Read more.
Founded by 2008 Echoing Green Fellows, Nathan Sigworth and Taylor Thompson, PharmaSecure uses mobile technology to reduce the sale of counterfeit drugs. Here's a look at their work in the field. Read more.
According to the World Health Organization, 25 percent of medicines consumed in developing countries could be counterfeit or substandard. A $200 billion industry, counterfeit drugs cost little to manufacture and clearly result in huge profits.