Past Globalizers

Submitted on Wed, July 9, 2014
by Rizwan TayabaliA step by step guide leading Social Entrepreneurs and their consultants through the journey of scaling: From making the initial decision through to implementation. Download the Framework>>>Scaling vs. Growth Scaling essentially refers to a form of growth. However, there is an important distinction.Growing typically involves adding resources at...
Submitted on Fri, April 4, 2014
 The Participative Journalism Globalizer Summit was held in Bonn, Germany from June 28th-29th, 2014.Sixteen Ashoka fellows worldwide, all innovators in the journalism field, met to discuss how media can be used to enable citizens to advance their own lives and society. Information access is opening up in many areas, creating a great potential for social impact. At...
Submitted on Tue, June 25, 2013
The Economic Inclusion Globalizer Summit was held in Chennai/India from February 28th to March 2nd 2014.In addition to helping 20 of Ashoka’s leading Fellows from around the world in the field of Economic Inclusion to strengthen their strategies to scale their impact far more broadly and enabling the right connections to implement those strategies, the Summit itself was a...
 Nutrients for All Globalizer SummitConnecting Social Entrepreneurial Innovations Along the Nutrient Value ChainThe challenge: broken nutrient value chainsAround the world, in developed and developing countries alike, neither people, food nor land are being fully nourished. As a result, people's chances of physical and cognitive health are decreasing. Worker capacity...
Submitted on Fri, February 15, 2013
The disability challengeHaving a disability places a person in the world’s largest minority group. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 10% of the world’s population – approximately 650 million people, of which 200 million are children – experience some form of disability. This figure will increase as the population ages. WHO also reports that ”Disability is both...
We are witnessing an explosion of innovation in the media realm, as entrepreneurs seize on massive technological disruption and rapidly changing market demands. The Globalizer on Media Innovation seeks to accelerate the impact of the most innovative solutions, informing them about financing mechanisms and critical strategic resources. Ashoka selected 15 advanced Fellows...
Rural Innovation and Farming Ashoka’s Rural Innovation and Farming (RIF) program in India is focused on increasing incomes of small-holder farmers. Small farmers, who constitute the majority of farmers in India, struggle to earn sufficient incomes because of a variety of reasons -- lack of knowledge, skills, functional infrastructure, effective market mechanisms,...
Globalizer Summit on Rural Innovation and Farming, Nairobi (October 26-28) Building off five successful Globalizer summits over the past three years, the Globalizer initiative now turns its focus towards scaling up the solutions to problems largely affecting rural areas. With support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka supports over 90 social...
Submitted on Sat, October 13, 2012
There are two billion people without a bank account, and many more without access to credit, $167bn of unsafe remittances, small and medium enterprises without working capital, cities unable to fund their social problems. When at their best, banks help more people achieve more. Throughout their history, banks have developed markets from social innovations, driving...
  Building off four successful Globalizer summits over the past three years, the Globalizer initiative now turns its focus towards scaling up the solutions to problems largely affecting rural areas. With support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka supports over 90 social entrepreneurs in this field in Sub-Saharan Africa and India who will...
Ashoka identified digital innovations for solving social problems that are ready for rapid global growth. For example: Irish entrepreneur Mike Feerick's company ALISON is aiming to become the “Google of higher education.” ALISON is a free online community college, offering interactive multimedia courses for basic education and workplace skills. ALISON’s modules are...
Submitted on Tue, June 14, 2011
 The Globalizer Summit got off to a great start yesterday, with 80 participants focused on scaling social impact coming together to help create the architecture for the rapid spread of successful social solutions. We focused especially on new pathways to scale, in particular the roles of open source innovation and the use of smart networks in growing social impact....
Submitted on Mon, February 14, 2011
At the Vienna Globalizer Summit 2011, 15 selected Ashoka Fellows from around the world came together with another 15 global social and business entrepreneurs to explore the future of scaling social innovation. Prior to the Summit, the Globalizer team connected these Fellows with Ashoka Support Network members and McKinsey consultants, forming teams to develop solid...
Submitted on Mon, June 14, 2010
Three days in Vienna: The first Globalizer Panels Imagine you’re a social entrepreneur starting to realize the full potential for your idea. You’ve made the momentous decision to devote yourself full-time to solving a social problem, you’ve won some Fellowships, raised some funding, achieved some initial success in one city or state or even country. But, because of who...