Impact Sourcing: Technology Business Ventures in Africa and Beyond


Date and Time 
April 15, 2013
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Green Library, Bing Wing, 5th floor, Bender Room

Free and open to the public

General Public
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries, Graduate School of Business

The Stanford Libraries and the Graduate School of Business SEED and CSI are pleased to present
Impact Sourcing: Technology Business Ventures in Africa and Beyond 
With Sarah Troup of The Rockefeller Foundation
Seating is limited. Please respond to Sonia Lee if you would like to attend email, 650-736-9538.
Impact Sourcing is an innovative way to provide essential business services to companies and institutions, while creating jobs and opportunity for people at the base of the pyramid. Impact Sourcing has the potential to use business as a vehicle to create meaningful employment and lift hundreds of thousands out of poverty in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world.
Sarah Troup, Strategy Associate at the Rockefeller Foundation, will speak about why the Rockefeller Foundation views Impact Sourcing as a critical development lever--and the opportunity for private companies and academia to engage with these ventures. The event will serve as the premiere for a new video, supported by the Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation, that tells the story of Impact Sourcing. The piece features prominent clients--including the Stanford Libraries--talking about their experience with Impact Sourcing. Providers including Digital Divide Data, Samasource, Daproim and TechnoBrain share the impact this work is having in Kenya. The event aims to raise awareness about the opportunity presented by Impact Sourcing--and to engage business and academic leaders in Silicon Valley.