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We encourage rigorous researchers to tackle the questions of enterprise solutions to poverty, and find the role models and artists that embody the experience of innovation in the world's poorest countries.

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What Does SEVEN Stand For?Investing in Innovation

The SEVEN Fund invests in the most innovative voices in Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, including Dambisa Moyo, Michael Kremer of Harvard University, Mark Milstein of Cornell, The Acton Institute, Microrate and Tanguy Bernard of the International Food Policy Research Institute.

SEVEN co-funds the global Pioneers of Prosperity program, which identifies, highlights, and invests in the world's top entrepreneurs in Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. Learn more about our active competitions.

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity

Andreas Widmer’s new book on servant leadership and finding and living your life’s purpose: “The Pope & The CEO:  John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard.”

Entrepreneurial Solutions for ProsperityMichael Fairbanks writes the foreword to a new book by African strategist Eric Kacou entitled “Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation.”


In the River They Swim

You Can HelpSEVEN Fund principals contributed to recent book, In the River They Swim: Essays from Around the World on Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, now in its second edition.

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SEVEN's Global Footprint

We invite you to explore SEVEN’s Global Footprint, our Latest News, and a selection of Resources related to enterprise solutions to poverty.


SEVEN is a leader in the field of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. We ask the question, “How do we support those who are self-determined, action-oriented, and effective?” We find and invest in the innovations of pioneering thought leaders and entrepreneurs inside the world’s poorest nations; we support contrarian research, films, books and competitions that spotlight new role models and diffuse their best ideas. More

Conferences & Speaking Engagements

SEVEN hosts and participates in several conferences and speaking engagements each year.

View our Staff Speaking Engagements & Upcoming Conference Schedule