TAMER FUND FOR SOCIAL VENTURES WEBINAR SERIES
Portfolio Showcase on Tech & Int'l Development
Thursday, November 5, 2020
12:15–1:15 PM EDT
Webinar details included in RSVP confirmation email.
The Tamer Fund for Social Ventures has awarded grants to over 35 social ventures after completing ten cycles of funding across a variety of sectors. The portfolio showcase features these entrepreneurs by sector to highlight the impactful work they do and discuss the challenges and opportunities they have encountered along the way.
Mehemed Bougsea '17SIPA
Co-founder and CEO of Think.iT
Mehemed is the co-founder and CEO of Think.iT, a for-profit enterprise on a mission to activate the untapped brilliance in North Africa and empower extraordinary minds to shape the future of technology. As an international organization, they connect leading technology companies with the brightest software developers from North Africa. Think.iT received a grant from the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures in Fall 2017.
Mehemed earned a Master of Public Administration in Sustainable Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Jason Friesen '12MPH
Founder and executive director of Trek Medics International
Jason is the co-founder and executive director of Trek Medics International, a 501c3-registered nongovernmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities across the globe without reliable access to emergency care through innovative mobile phone technologies. Trek Medics International received a grant from the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures in Fall 2016.
Jason earned a Master of Health Policy and Management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Tamer Fund for Social Ventures Webinar Series
This discussion series aims to inform and enable social innovation for the entrepreneurial and social impact community across Columbia University by providing information about social entrepreneurship at large and about fund's portfolio ventures specifically. For our portfolio venture members, this series also aims to foster a collaborative community by providing portfolio networking events and access to the Social Venture Advisory Network, experts, and alumni offering relevant insights to early-stage social and environmental enterprises.