Event Video


October 27, 2022
Live Streamed at 10 am ET | 2 PM GMT

Welcome Remarks

Jamey Butcher

President and CEO, Chemonics

Next-Gen Innovators

A more sustainable future means investing in the next generation of big thinkers. Young entrepreneurs, Tatiana Estevez and Sabira Mehrin Saba, join us in Washington, D.C., to deliver live pitches about their respective start-ups, Permalution and Wander Woman.

Tatiana Estevez

Founder & CEO, Permalution

Sabira Mehrin Saba

Founder & CEO, Wander Woman

Fireside Chat

Chemonics President & CEO Jamey Butcher sits down for a special fireside chat with start-up founders and CEOs, Tatiana and Sabira, to learn more about their journeys as social entrepreneurs, the growth they experienced through programs like the UNLEASH Plus Incubator with partners like Chemonics, and the barriers they still face in scaling their ventures.

Jamey Butcher

Tatiana Estevez

Sabira Mehrin Saba

Panel: Driving Locally-Led Development

There are countless barriers that keep good ideas – with the potential for transformative impact – from making it to market. What can the global development and sustainability community do to overcome these barriers? Chemonics’ Senior Advisor for Innovation and Investment Lauren Behr and a diverse panel of social impact experts will explore the different approaches their organizations are taking to help local innovators and entrepreneurs design and scale impactful and commercially viable solutions.

Lauren Behr

Senior Advisor, Innovation and Investment, Chemonics

Richard Crespin

CEO, CollaborateUp

Elizabeth Fustos

Dep. Chief of Party, Future Technologies, Moldova, Chemonics

Grace Kim

Sr. Program Mgr., Development Innovation Ventures, USAID

Victoria Slivkoff

Executive Managing Director, Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)


Global Audience

Closing Remarks

Lauren Behr