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Short description: SEVEN Fund is a virtual non–profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. (28 words)

Medium description: SEVEN Fund is a virtual non–profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. We do this by targeted investment that fosters thought leadership through books, films and websites; supporting role models – whether they are entrepreneurs or innovative firms – in developing nations; and shaping a new discourse in business, government, the press and the academy around private-sector innovation, prosperity and progressive human values. (77 words)

Long description: SEVEN Fund is a virtual non-profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. SEVEN’s approach challenges the classic pattern of funding top–down projects with government–led conceptual frameworks. Rather than simply throwing money at poverty (a short–term solution that is repeatedly proven ineffective), SEVEN believes in developing and encouraging intelligent entrepreneurialism in poverty affected areas to drive sustainable wealth creation and poverty reduction. Similar to traditional venture funds that seek high return on investment by investing in a number of high risk/reward companies, SEVEN seeks new ideas with high impact by investing in a number of high risk/reward research and thought leadership efforts. SEVEN awards financial grants to researchers who are seeking to unlock and further demonstrate the potential of enterprise–based solutions to poverty. SEVEN’s programs include support for books, films, websites, academic research, the Global Pioneers of Prosperity program, essay competitions, and more. SEVEN’s overarching objective is to ensure that Enterprise Solutions to Poverty are foundational to any development discussion. (163 words)

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Elizabeth Hooper
1770 Massachusetts Avenue, 247
Cambridge, MA 02140

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Entrepreneurs create products, services and jobs. They expand economies, improve people's lives, provide employment (high and rising wages) and bring about competition. A competitive environment, in turn, gives rise to efficiency, meritocracy and further innovations and entrepreneurial drive.

The potent combination of entrepreneurship and technological innovation can forge an environment that is conducive to further enterprise, involving even government policy in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.

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.

Competitions

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.

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