Technology can be a powerful driver to push forward humanity’s development. Hardware Pioneers — inventors and entrepreneurs creating breakthrough products tailored to the needs of developing countries — are leading this charge.
From milk chilling machines to solar home systems, insecticide-treated bed nets and automatic irrigation systems — hardware pioneers are pushing the frontiers of technology and business to create and scale innovative hardware technologies.
What are some unique challenges faced by hardware social entrepreneurs? How can we as an ecosystem best work to support these new solutions and help pioneers to achieve truly scaled impact for the benefit of people across the poorer world? What roles can venture philanthropists or impact investors play in this journey?