“The Valley of Death is the chasm between a new social innovation and the market that could greatly benefit from that innovation.” - Professor Gordon Adomdza “The Valley of Death is where all good products go when you don’t have the right business model to carry them across the valley to successful launch.” - John DiRienzo, …
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Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern
Ellie Deshaies, a senior International Affairs major at Northeastern, completed her third co-op at an organization called FACE AIDS. FACE AIDS provides socioeconomic support for youth affected by HIV and AIDS in Rwanda.
Formal and dignified employment eludes billions of people around the world, but Samasource, a highly innovative social business, acknowledges the internet as a democratizing and empowering force that can provide dignified work. Samasource connects women and youth earning under $3 a day to microwork: computer-driven piecework conducted over the internet that provides a fair wage and valuable job training skills to the those formerly excluded from the formal sector.