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When is the right time to fund innovation to unshackle equity?

Shelly Helgeson July 13, 2022

Some funders take a strong stance on when is best to fund innovation. Whether it be in a promising entrepreneur, early stage only, or at scaling, each funder believes in their course to achieve the greatest impact. For innovators, ill-timed funding can slow progress or speed it up too fast. Both can be risky when lives are at stake. Investment at the right time can liberate innovators to get it right, working with beneficiaries to design and iterate. Funders and innovators will represent each side in a lively debate with the audience deciding when is the right time to fund to unshackle equity.



Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Power and Capital

  • Accountability

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


catalytic capital, impact investing, funding, innovation

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To shed light on the value of getting the timing right on funding


  • Asset Managers

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameKrista Donaldson
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationEqualize Health
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKristin Gillis
  • TitleChief Operating Officer
  • OrganizationMulago Foundation
  • StatusConfirmed
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