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Gazaab Social Ventures
Catalyzing the creation of social entrepreneurs as the beacons of hope who will inspire and lead their communities out of poverty.
B1G1 unleashes the power of giving within SMEs around the globe with its unique business model, high-integrity projects and giving 'platform'. It creates 3 things: Impact, Habit and Connection like never before through a range of online resources that transform companies. In B1G1 100% of the giving goes to projects the members choose. And already, B1G1 has been responsible for 21 million giving impacts across 600 projects in 30 countries.
1. Why do you consider yourselves 'unreasonable'?
Because we're determined to create a world that's full of giving (because that's a happier world) and to do that by making it possible for every transaction to give back in an impactful and measurable way.
2. What are your key countries for growth or new market entry? Australia, UK, New Zealand and USA.
3. How much giving transactions have you facilitated? 21 million over 600 global projects.
4. How long has your product/service een in the market? 4 years.
5. How long has your company / start-up been incorporated? 5 years.
Masami Sato was born in Japan yet her desire to expand her horizons took her on a journey of exploration travelling throughout the world. Her way of travelling was about connecting with people to gain insights and understandings of different cultures, lifestyles and environment. In the past 16 years, she has lived in Canada, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore and travelled to more than 30 countries in 5 continents. Since 2001, she has co-founded and run commercial enterprises aiming to transform the way businesses are operated today. And by taking a completely new look at the power of connection and business giving, she founded B1G1 in 2007—to create a world that’s full of giving. B1G1 now works with more than 600 businesses globally supporting projects in 30+ countries.She is also an author of two books, ‘JOY - The gift of acceptance, trust and love’ and ‘ONE - Sharing the joy of giving’. And being around her is always inspiring — she has an uncanny ability to get you to look at things through a wonderful, inspiring lens every time.
We believe that people at every level of society and status has the potential and ability to create amazing things and make a great impact to their community. At the forefront of change is economic empowerment. We create social entrepreneurs who are economically empowered and intrinsically motivated to solve problems for their community through business means. We are micro-social venture capital fund that provide resources and a platform to help create social entrepreneurs as the beacons of hope who will inspire and lead their community in the fight against poverty. Through a business competition in rural communities, we provide hope, knowledge, networks, business help, technologies and funding in a profit sharing agreement to discover and help rural entrepreneurs start their own business and lift themselves and their community out of poverty.
1. Why do you consider yourselves 'unreasonable'?
We work with people who few would work with, providing crucial resources in cases few others would do seeding hope in the most desolate of environments in order to create a generation of change from bottom-up
2. What are your key countries for growth or new market entry? Nepal, Cambodia, India and Indonesia.
3. How much giving transactions have you facilitated? USD589.
4. How long has your product/service been in the market? 5 months.
5. How long has your company / start-up been incorporated? 7 months.
6. Share he most vital metric you have achieved to date that's core to your company's mission. We successfully seeded 22 entrepreneurs in Nepal & India
7. Are you seeking investors? Yes
Jamon Mok is an entrepreneurial zealot who practices and preaches entrepreneurship. After founding Project Gazaab 3 years ago, he has never looked back. He studies business management in his remaining free time at Singapore Management University.
Akash Gurung is native Nepali who hails from the mountainous village of Manang. Akash inherently understands the plight of his people and is a great advocate of democratizing poverty alleviation. He understands the situation on the ground best and his ability to connect with people and convince them of the value of Gazaab is a prized possession. His entrepreneurial streak comes down from a long line of family entrepreneurs and is himself an enterprising individual intent on conquering his endeavours.
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