The floating bridge of dreams

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Published on November 27, 2009

Author: sunitshrestha



Suggests that to support social enterprises properly is to be like a bridge of dreams.

Sunit Shrestha, founder

e bridge of dreams Floating on a spring night Soon breaks off: Parting from the mountain top, A bank of clouds in the open sky. Fujiwara no Teika (1205)

e Floating Bridge of Dreams

About us

Our service: Social innovation design Social enterprise investment

Our clients & partners:

Key design impact

2.5+ million people access to high quality health information via the Internet.

Mobile/Internet disease surveillance systems

Socially responsible investment (SRI)

Community bio-gas facilities

Key investment impact

Number of social enterprises 27 15 5 2007 2008 2009

PIPELINE: Examples of portfolio social enterprises (mix of seeding, start-up and scale-up cases) BANGLADESH PHILIPPINES Padma Ideal!s Provides critical information on agricultural best- Provides high-quality communications solutions for non-profits who practices to farmers through information kiosks. cannot afford commercial service. XayanIT Let IT help Provides IT training, education and jobs within the enterprise to provides capacity building on PAKISTAN underprivileged youth. specific IT skills that are in market demand and match trainees to job opportunities. Youth Engagement Service Provides seed financing and incubation Youth Works for youth-led micro social enterprises in Provides microfinance services to youth entrepreneurs in rural remote rural areas. communities Kaarvan Rural Light Channelling women groups handicrafts Provides rural electrification solutions at the small community level. around Pakistan to shops in big cities employing fair-trade model. Mobile Telecentres Provides on-site training and career opportunities for students through 3 wheeler trike mobile telecentres. THAILAND INDIA Grassroot Innovation Network School and Community Hoticulture Provides micro organic agriculture methods and (SCHE) inputs to over 1,000 poor rural farmer families Provides nutritional supplements to that improve multi-crop farm productivity by mid-day meals in schools in India over 400%. MALAYSIA through poly-houses. OpenDream SOLS-24/7 Provides web, online application and virtual SOLS 24/7 provides life-skills education to Online jobs placement and aggregator in the communities services to non-profits. underprivileged youth in Cambodia, East Timor and micro-finance sector in India. Thoth Media Malaysia. Krishak Mitra Provides video podcasting and viral clip services Elevyn Improving the livelihood of marginal farmers in and news platform for citizen journalism, non- Online platform that links the selling of India by using agriculture decision-making profit and social groups. handmade products to the support of social and software at various rural knowledge centers. Chivalry Silk environmental causes. Source wholesale unique silk products from poor rural Community Friendly Movement families and conducts sales overseas. CFM sources hand-made crafts from artisan communities in India and conducts sales to wholesale craft buyers overseas.

Areas Micro-finance Sustainable agriculture Information and communication technologies (ICTs) Community-scale renewable energy Development communications Fair-trade and cultural preservation ink-tank

Our method; the flow Social entrepreneurs / Change Fusion Process innovators Attraction Finance Innovation partners Incubate Social Innovations Social Enterprises Investors / donors Co-design

Social Enterprise Cases



One world health

Participant media

Doi Tung

ai cra fair trade


Trends and situation

A rising global trend

the funding gap

Social enterprise investment gap in Asia.

Some interesting development Regional infrastructure in Hong Kong and Singapore. Emergin social enterprise support interest in ailand. ailand will launch ‘Social Enterprise Committee’ chaired by the PM.

e Essence of Social Enterprise

OUTCOME Economic Social SE Environment

DISCIPLINE Compassion Capacity SE Market

PROCESS; Sensing > Innovating > Testing > Scaling

ACCELERATION METHOD Full potential analysis > Game plan > Focused performance > Capacity > Exit

Cases from the Portfolio

Community Friendly Movement (CFM)

Ideals Creatives

Let IT Help

Open Dream

Grassroots Innovation Network (GIN)

Supreme Renewable Energy

Volunteer opportunities

Business development Business plan Connection Marketing Strategy Finance Legal

Approach Respect Simplicity Harmony Emptiness

or just be a bridge

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