Through series of Match-Up Meetings, the Big Bet Initiative seeks to identify radical ideas and Big Bets that can be transformational in the realization of the SDGs. The Match-Up Meetings intend to match investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropist and civil society organizations and to inspire co-creation efforts around impactful ideas. In other words, we want to launch a platform for action that includes untraditional participants and that is based on dialogue, research, and experimentation.
The purpose of the initiative is to create fertile ground for civil society and private sector partnerships that have the potential of resolving local challenges, but the initiative can also serve as a blueprint for others and hopefully result in truly transformative initiatives.
The first Match-Up meeting took place in Delhi, India on February 23rd 2017. The theme was to explore the potential of distributed models of production and service delivery.
Read more about the first meeting here.