Filipe Santos

Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD
Email filipe.santos@insead.edu
Case A describes the creation and growth of Nuru Energy. Starting from nothing, the founder 'bootstraps' a social venture with the goal of providing affordable and effective lighting solutions for 800 million people without access to the electricity grid in sub-Saharan Africa and India.

Published 26 Feb 2013

Reference 5847

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Renewables & Environment

Region Global

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Case A describes the creation and growth of Nuru Energy. Starting from nothing, the founder 'bootstraps' a social venture with the goal of providing affordable and effective lighting solutions for 800 million people without access to the electricity grid in sub-Saharan Africa and India.

Published 26 Feb 2013

Reference 5847

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Renewables & Environment

Region Other Regions

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The case focuses on Gram Vikas, an organisation that develops comprehensive water and sanitation systems in rural villages in India. It describes the story and development of Gram Vikas, and focuses on the challenges of scaling up social innovations by transferring them to other organisations, a common challenge in any innovation process.

Published 28 Jan 2013

Reference 5633

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Asia

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The Mexican microfinance bank Compartamos Banco took the industry by surprise in 2007 with a successful IPO that valued the bank at more than US$ 1 billion.

Published 30 Sep 2009

Reference 5627

Topic Responsibility

Industry Financial Services Banking

Region Global

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Case A describes how Rodrigo Baggio in 1995 developed the first computer and citizen schools in Brazil to address the problem of digital exclusion. By 2005 the CDI network included almost 1,000 schools throughout Latin America. However, with the rapid growth came quality control problems and organisational complexities.

Published 30 Sep 2009

Reference 5597

Topic Strategy

Industry Civic & Social Organization

Region Global

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The case describes the launch, growth and current challenges of two innovative ventures in the nascent social lending market. It shows how these organisations are using the concept of online micro lending to eradicate poverty.

Published 30 Jun 2009

Reference 5595

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Information Technology and Services

Region Global

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Case A describes how Rodrigo Baggio in 1995 developed the first computer and citizen schools in Brazil to address the problem of digital exclusion. By 2005 the CDI network included almost 1,000 schools throughout Latin America. However, with the rapid growth came quality control problems and organisational complexities.

Published 30 Apr 2009

Reference 5597

Topic Strategy

Industry Civic & Social Organization

Region Global

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Please refer to part A for the abstract

Published 21 Mar 2008

Reference 5498

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Recreational Facilities and Services

Region Europe

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This case series of a successful European venture in online hotel booking traces its evolution from its inception in early 2000 to the completion of a trade-sale in 2004. The venture went through many difficulties and changes throughout its development, including funding issues, business model changes and team conflicts.

Published 18 Feb 2008

Reference 5498

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Recreational Facilities and Services

Region Europe

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Please refer to part A for the abstract

Published 18 Feb 2008

Reference 5498

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Recreational Facilities and Services

Region Europe

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Case A describes the creation and growth of Nuru Energy. Starting from nothing, the founder 'bootstraps' a social venture with the goal of providing affordable and effective lighting solutions for 800 million people without access to the electricity grid in sub-Saharan Africa and India.

Published 26 Feb 2013

Reference 5847

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Renewables & Environment

Region Global

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Creation and Growth of New Ventures