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Don’t be afraid of the big guys – The power of collaboration with mobile operators
Max Cuvellier, GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator
From sending an SMS to your customers to getting your offers promoted by mobile money agents on the ground, there are many ways a start-up or social enterprise can leverage mobile technology or a partnership with a mobile operator on the ground. Start-ups and partners (impact VCs and tech hubs) will discuss these opportunities and provide recommendations and tips for the audience based on their experience. The session will be open to questions from the room in order to make it as interactive as possible
collaboration, emerging markets, innovation, mobile
Max Cuvellier (GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, moderator), Scott Onder (Mercy Corps Social Venture Fund)
The objective will be to include in the panel 2 start-ups who have engaged with mobile operators; other potential panellists include Wale Ayeni (Regional Lead SSA Venture Capital at IFC, former Orange) and Katie Sarro (Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, MEST)
‘Building Synergies: How Mobile Operators and Start-ups Can Partner for Impact in Emerging Markets’ (goo.gl/qFN2Dw), ‘Opening Doors: A start-up’s guide to working with mobile operators in emerging markets’ (goo.gl/xK1ybX), etc.
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN