Do you want to speak at SOCAP23? The SOCAP Open Session Submission Period Is LIVE!

Submit Your Ideas Here by April 1!

The cross-pollination of impact ideas: how the best ideas come from anywhere and scale everywhere

Alexandre Lazarow February 26, 2023

Where do the best ideas come from? How do they scale? Contrary to Silicon Valley’s dominant narrative, it is not about scaling US companies into global behemoths.

The best and most impactful ideas increasingly come from anywhere and scale everywhere. What is critical is less scaling a particular company across geographies, but rather scaling movements – seeing the business model be adopted and perfected by local teams.

This is how ideas from microfinance to mobile banking to b2b marketplaces have succeeded.

In this action-packed fireside chat, the moderator Alex Lazarow, the managing partner of Fluent Ventures and author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs Рfrom Delhi to Detroit РAre Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley will be joined by two leading global entrepreneurs building small business software and marketplaces: the same business models in different geographies, themselves inspired by the success of others across U.S, China and India: Anu Adasolum, a serial entrepreneur based in Lagos Nigeria. She is the co-founder of Sabi and Rensource as well as Mike Quinn, another serial entrepreneur, the co-founder of Boost and before that Zoona.



Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)


Innovation, Small business empowerment, resilience, entrepreneurship,

Purpose and Desired Outcome

We hope this panel leaves the audience with a better understanding of how ideas come up, spread and scale, with tactical advice on how it can be applied across multiple impact verticals.


  • Asset Managers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)


  • NameAnu Adasolum
  • TitleMS
  • OrganizationSabi
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAlex Lazarow
  • TitleMr
  • OrganizationFluent VC
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMike Quinn
  • TitleMr
  • OrganizationBoost
  • StatusConfirmed
Join the SOCAP Newsletter!