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Acceleration and incubation – The Village by CA Positive impact Entrepreneur

CLIMB — A Launch That Sets the Tone!

More than a hundred people were present at our base camp to celebrate the launch of the calls for applications for CLIMB! In a co-production with the Village by CAAP, 10 international start-ups will be hosted for a three-month incubation program. Among the investors, artists, entrepreneurs and business executives present that evening was Leila Janah, one of the program's two ambassadors, who had come along to share her experiences as a social entrepreneur and to present her new book entitled Give Work. The event ended with another "climb" – the symbolic ascent of the Sainte Victoire Mountain! Leila is an American entrepreneur and former Harvard student who founded Samasource in 2008 to provide training in digital trades to people in difficulty. Since its creation, the association has helped more than 8000 people find new jobs in India, Kenya, Haiti and Uganda. "These people have injected 10 million dollars into the local economies, elevating their communities without waiting for wealth to trickle down from rich to poor." - Leila Janah. To ensure an income for the association, in 2015 Leila launched LXMI, a fair-trade luxury cosmetics business. Samasource is today considered one of the pioneers of Impact Sourcing!