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Investing for Development E-talk: Myths & Realities of Entrepreneurship Development & Finance in Emerging Countries


Investing for Development E-talk: Myths & Realities of Entrepreneurship Development & Finance in Emerging Countries

Investing for Development 2021 E Talk September Speaker LI

This e-talk is part of a series of EVPA events on Investing for Development.

What is this e-talk about?

Investing in and supporting (social) entrepreneurship development in emerging countries is already an important area of engagement for EVPA‘s investing for development community. In the second theme oft he investing for development event series we would like to explore innovative approaches to finance the “missing middle” and close the financing gap for early stage impact oriented start ups as well as what it takes to support entrepreneurship development, facilitate access to markets and strengthen entrepreneurial eco-systems.

We will discuss myths and realities of business development and financing with members of the EVPA community who are leading practitioners in the field.

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Meet the speakers

Jessie Coates

Jessie Coates - EY

Working with small and growing businesses globally to help scale new technologies and business models that purposefully drive progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Jessie is the EY Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader.

Nicholas Colloff

Nicholas Colloff - Argidius

Nicholas’ career has focused on developing enterprise related solutions to poverty. He was the founder of Opportunity International UK part of the global financial inclusion network, Opportunity International of which he was one of the architects. With Opportunity, he helped start two MSME banks in Eastern Europe and an investment fund for financial inclusion for Eastern Europe.

Wolfgang Hafenmayer

Wolfgang Hafenmayer - SAGANA

Wolfgang Hafenmayer is Founding Partner at SAGANA, a global impact investing and advisory firm that focuses on investing in and supporting financially attractive companies with outstanding environmental and social solutions. ​

Marnix Mulder

Marnix Mulder - Triple Jump

Marnix Mulder is an expert in developing and implementing blended finance strategies with more than 20 years of experience. His passion is to build scalable finance solutions to tackle main societal challenges of today.

With the financial support of

European Commission

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