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Amy Smith Discusses Challenges Of Social Entrepreneurship

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  • Date Added : 3/23/2007
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Amy Smith

  • Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1962 (Age: 57 years old)
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
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Biography

Amy Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, she is the founder of the International Development Initiative at MIT and has taught courses related to the subject for 10 years.

She served in the US Peace Corps in Botswana for four years before working in Senegal, South Africa, Nepal, Haiti, Ghana and Hondouras.

In 2004, she was selected as a MacArthur Fellow, recognizing her efforts in creating technologies to improve lives in the developing world and for her finding opportunities for students to do the same.

Amy Smith received her B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT and is currently working toward an M.S. in technology and policy.

So I think it's challenging and especially if you take social entrepreneurship in the international sense because the business models don't tend to work there. The market is very fragmented. It doesn't run as smoothly as things do here and so it's a challenge but it's a really exciting journey. Y...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 10 Amy Smith Discusses Personal and Professional Background
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
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Video 2 of 10 Amy Smith Provides Overview of D-Lab
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
  • 3/23/2007
  • Amy Smith
  • 1 min. 57 sec.
Video 3 of 10 Amy Smith Discusses Challenges Of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
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Video 4 of 10 Amy Smith States People Who Lack Formal Education Can Still Have Brilliant Ideas
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
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  • Amy Smith
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Video 5 of 10 Amy Smith Discusses Cultural Challenges Facing Entrepreneurship In Africa
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
  • 3/23/2007
  • Amy Smith
  • 1 min. 27 sec.
Video 6 of 10 Amy Smith States She Is Great With Invention But Has Difficulty In Scaling A Business Up
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
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  • Amy Smith
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Video 7 of 10 Amy Smith States There Is Very Little Process To Her Invention Development
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
  • 3/23/2007
  • Amy Smith
  • 1 min. 20 sec.
Video 8 of 10 Amy Smith Discusses Importance of Developing a Profitable Value Added Chain
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
  • 3/23/2007
  • Amy Smith
  • 1 min. 26 sec.
Video 9 of 10 Amy Smith Discusses Importance of Transparecny of Design
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
  • 3/23/2007
  • Amy Smith
  • 2 min. 13 sec.
Video 10 of 10 Amy Smith Discusses Support Received From NCIIA
  • Amy Smith - Interview - MIT
  • 3/23/2007
  • Amy Smith
  • 1 min. 2 sec.

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