AVPN July Friday Session: Building a marketplace for the Base of the Pyramid

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)



Date & time

31 July 2015



31 July 2015


About this event

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AVPN’s Friday sessions are casual get-togethers once a month for our community and friends, whereby we choose a topic of interest, and have a key speaker start the conversation off. For the month of July we will be talking about how to provide better goods and services to the Base of the Pyramid (BoP).

BoP Hub is a non-profit venture that aims to provide a global platform to forge strategic partnerships between the private sector, social enterprises, subject matter experts and the BoP community to give individuals at the base of the pyramid a chance to participate in the marketplace activities as consumers and entrepreneurs.

Come and join us and find out more about the BOP Hub platform and the impact that it can create.

To register please email patti@avpn.asia

About the Speaker

 Jack-Sim-pro-shot-450x330Jack Sim is the founder of BoP Hub and the World Toilet Organization. Between the age of 24 to 40, Jack launched 16 businesses in Singapore. However, after experiencing the futility of focusing only on financial gain, he retired from the business and dedicated himself full-time to humanitarian causes on a pro bono basis. As an Ashoka Global Fellow (2007), a Schwab World Economic Forum Fellow, and a Synergos Senior Fellow (2013), Jack’s boldness, insight and perseverance has been widely recognized.

Among his many accolades, Jack was named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006; Asian Development Bank Water Champion in 2007; TIME Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008; Channel News Asia Asian of the Year in 2009; and Reader’s Digest Asian of the Year in 2011.

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