Recently, I attended a talk by Acumen Fund Fellow and Harvard Kennedy School alumna, Catherine Casey, who worked in Kenya with the Sustainable Healthcare Foundation, a micro-franchise healthcare and drug distribution chain based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Acumen Fund fellowship is a relatively new program, with a vast array of opportunities in India. Just this past year, 3 out of 7 of the Acumen Fund Fellows were placed in India:
Chris Walker, Dial 1298 for Ambulance, India
Chris is working with Dial 1298 for Ambulance, the Mumbai-based provider of emergency medical services. Chris is developing and implementing a marketing strategy to raise awareness about the ambulance service as well as providing assistance on business development.
John Tucker, VisionSpring, India
John is developing the vision entrepreneur channel for VisionSpring, Acumen Fund’s investment in low-cost reading glasses in India. In addition, he is designing marketing tools and incentives for micro-franchises.
Tricia Morente, LifeSpring Hospitals, India
Tricia is supporting LifeSpring Hospitals, an expanding chain of hospitals that provide high quality health care to low-income women and children in India. She is creating and implementing LifeSpring’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategy, which includes the company’s community outreach work.
Interested? You have until October 20th to submit your application, so don’t waste another minute re-considering – apply!