Canvas is a market development forum within Caspian to help build a sustainable ecosystem that supports innovation and entrepreneurship in the impact space.
It is a platform for Caspian to directly interact with Entrepreneurs and Enterprises engaged in social impact businesses. It is an opportunity for the entrepreneurs and Caspian to exchange notes on the opportunities and challenges in specific sectors. Entrepreneurs share their key successes, the challenges they face and how these have been/are being addressed as well as their future plans. In turn, Caspian will share from its own deep experience over the past several years, of incubating, funding and building institutions of excellence in various sectors. The intent of Canvas is to identify synergies and potential ways in which we can partner and contribute towards filling the gaps/inefficiencies in the ecosystem.
The Canvas initiative is independent of our business verticals and hence these conversations do not focus on funding. However, this does not preclude the possibility of subsequent discussions on funding, should there be a fit between our objectives and the enterprise’s needs.
Participation in Canvas is by invitation. If you would like to participate, kindly contact Emmanuel Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At present, Canvas is focused on institutions in the Food & Agriculture value chain.
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