A capacity provider, an entrepreneur, and an investor will speak about the most important characteristics of an entrepreneur that determine whether they will succeed in due diligence.
Nicole Etchart, Founder at NESsT, faces the tough decision of selecting the social enterprises that will receive capital and business mentoring support as part of the NESsT portfolio. How does Nicole determine which social enterprises should proceed to due diligence and be considered for investment?
Alex Mendez is an entrepreneur, investor, and founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on Mobile, SaaS, and Cloud. Alex wants social entrepreneurs to be equipped to approach investors, and also to make decisions that will lead them to achieve the highest probability of success.
Simone Pisu is a marine biologist turned social entrepreneur. Growing up near the oceans led him to a career in marine research that eventually exposed the challenges small-scale fishing communities face in accessing dignified incomes for their work. Simone co-founded Sustainable Fishery Trade, and through the NESsT due diligence process, he and our teams uncovered that he had the core competencies to lead the enterprise.
How does a burgeoning social entrepreneur navigate the close examination of their business and most importantly, of their skills?
Three different perspectives, one goal.