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Rehana Nathoo

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Rehana Nathoo is the Founder and CEO of Spectrum Impact, a strategy firm that supports organizations looking to expand their impact investing footprint. Her work has been shaped by a decade-long learning journey in impact investing. Rehana previously led the impact investing portfolio at the Case Foundation and worked with Bank of New York Mellon […]

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Fay Horwitt

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Fay and I have moved in the same circles of Startup Champions Network and the ESHIP community for a little over a year now but it wasn’t until I moved to the Research Triangle area in November that we had the opportunity to sit down and have an actual conversation about the work and interests […]

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logbook January 2020

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We don’t have time. Not in a the-world-is-going-to-implode-kind of way, but in a don’t-waste-your-days-doing-meaningless-things kind of way. In the last four weeks, we have lost two of my icons in the world of social impact and ecosystem building – one arguably a little  more famous than the other; but both equally appreciated, celebrated and missed […]

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Dana Bakich

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Relationships. If I there was ever a person that could be described in this one simple word, it would be Dana!  Dana and I were introduced through Hannah Gay and over the course of our conversation realized that we both are huge fans of Michelle Martello (aka Smartello) in Richmond, Virginia, even though Dana lives […]

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Rick Turoczy

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The first thing I learned about Rick Turoczy was that he would be hosting the spring Summit of Startup Champions Network in Portland, OR, in March 2019. The second thing I learned was that he is an incredibly calm and kind person who went out of his way to ensure I had childcare for my […]

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Ann-Christin Kortenbrede

Ann-Christin Kortenbrede

“I came to Guatemala to volunteer and learn Spanish. Now I’m engaged, have a family and work as an investor at Pomona Impact.” Ann-Christin tells me from the rooftop of Impact Hub Antigua. Three volcanoes, one of which is active, is the backdrop to our conversation about Ann-Christin’s work in Central America. “I studied economics […]

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logbook December

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When I started working on Social Venturers in October 2018, I had about 20 contacts to talk to and an idea of how I wanted to go about it. I knew I would apply the Lean Startup Method best I could with an initial focus on customer discovery and as many experiments as possible to figure […]

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