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Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School Event

Spark Workshop on Kangu with Casey Santiago '07, Founder, Kangu; Co-Facilitator: Anu Khosla, Marketing and Community Director, Kangu

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early.

Reception to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Warren Hall, Room 208

1125 Amsterdam Avenue (between 115th and 116th)

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This workshop will focus on finding solutions to the challenge of financing and customer growth.

Areas of discussion:

1. Financing to support growth and scale: angel investors, impact investors, foundations, and business development

2. Customer growth: driving footfall and conversion

Leveraging the power of technology, Kangu is a crowdfunding start-up that aims to reduce the 250,000 women that die each year from pregnancy and childbirth globally. Nearly all of these deaths are preventable when women have access to basic healthcare services. At our website,, anyone with $10 to give can connect with a specific high-risk pregnant woman in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and sponsor her access to care. Kangu is making the world a smaller, healthier, safer place for women and their babies. In less than 3 months, Kangu brought together 1000 people who funded healthcare services for over 150 women.

Spark provides Social Innovators with an opportunity to explore resources, connections and potential solutions to help their social ventures, by tapping the collective knowledge within Columbia University, and the larger entrepreneurial and social impact community in the New York area and beyond. This workshop is open to all who are willing to bring their ideas, experience, and connections to help solve social and environmental challenges that these social innovators aim to address.

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