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Turn the Table: Rapid Prototyping a Better World

Lucia Burtnik May 12, 2021

What if impact investors had to pitch to social entrepreneurs? Can Impact Investors and Social Entrepreneurs create solutions in less than an hour?

Role playing and rapid prototyping are at the core of this session aimed to help participants explore the barriers and gaps between young social innovators and impact investors. Following a create-first-think-later methodology, facilitators will encourage teams to prototype solutions to challenges based on SDGs, and then guide the conversation to tap into the knowledge of participants, so multiple perspectives can be included. To enrich the conversation, five young social entrepreneurs from different countries, alumni of the Social Innovation Warehouse, will join the groups to add some grassroot perspectives from their local experiences. 

But beware! Everyone will be encouraged to participate and assume a role, so be ready to take part!


Radical Collaboration

Meta Themes

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Impact Investing

  • Equity & Inclusion


Impact investment,SDGs, Environment, Climate Action, Refugees, Gender Equality, Disabilities.

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Enable a space for impact investors and entrepreneurs to work together and understand each others perspectives, so more bridges can be built between priorities and needs of impact investors and young social entrepreneurs


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameStephen Odhiambo Ogweno
  • TitleFounder and CEO
  • OrganizationStowelink Inc
  • StatusInvited
  • NameSarah Hayes
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationStudio Kunukku
  • StatusInvited
  • NameYiRan Li
  • TitleFounder and CEO
  • OrganizationInnovating Environmental Health
  • StatusInvited
  • NameBrandon Pinto
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationAbled
  • StatusInvited
  • NameAlejandra Carrasco
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationWawa Laptop
  • StatusInvited
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