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Episode 18: Dr. Oliver Rothschild

Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Podcast Overview: On May 21st, 2013, Dr. Oliver Rothschild spoke to the students of THINK Global School about his experiences in social entrepreneurship and the benefits involved in taking a businesslike approach to solving the world’s problems. Over the course of the 45 minute talk, Dr. Rothschild explains how social lending has begun to mirror venture capitalism in that philanthropists such as Bill Gates now take larger financial gambles on individuals in hopes that the investee’s vision can solve issues on a global scale. Dr. Rothschild closes the session by simulating questions that a potential investor might ask an entrepreneur when evaluating a product — useful information for anyone looking to capitalize on an idea.

Learn more about Oliver Rothchild’s project Generation Rwanda

 

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