Devex: Scale X Design: Is this the accelerator the aid sector needs?

Devex: Scale X Design: Is this the accelerator the aid sector needs?

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Posted
2/16/18

Devex featured CARE’s Scale X Design pitch night celebration at Stanford, describing it as “not your average Silicon Valley pitch competition.” 

Through its Scale X Design accelerator program, CARE is disrupting the timeline for humanitarian aid and global development solutions and bringing innovative ideas to scale faster.

The coverage also included a video featuring interviews a participating team dubbed AloWeather, from Vietnam that provides forecasts and advice to farmers through SMS and voice messaging system and Chomoka, a team from last year’s Scale X Design cohort

Michelle Nunn, CARE’s chief executive officer, was quoted in the article: “Even programs that we know are highly successful can sometimes take 10, 12, 20 years for us to actually replicate. So how do we expedite that?”  

Read the story here.

 

A team from India makes their best pitch during CARE’s Scale X Design Pitch Night. Credit: Carey Wagner/CARE

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