Yellowberry case study This case describes a start-up in the field of teenage clothing and highlights a number of themes including user-led innovation.
This is an interview with Richard Philpott, founder of TheInnovationExchange and MyGreatIdea as two platforms to enable open innovation. He talks about the underlying ideas and some of the challenges facing a start-up entrepreneur. A transcript of the interview is below: Richard Philpott I: We’re very lucky today to have with us Richard Philpott
This case describes the emergence of a social enterprise. The origin of the organization was in providing low cost radios to improve education and communication amongst disadvantaged populations and this was reflected in the earlier name, Freeplay. Currently the organization provides a wide variety of support in the field – see their website for more
David Hall transcript
David Hall on entrepreneurship A transcript of this interview is here
This TED Talk video offers a good example of user needs driving innovation in low income contexts. When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly “supplies,” Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad.
Anil Gupta is the founder of a network supporting entrepreneurs in India and encouraging them to develop ideas for solving some of the major social challenges facing the country. In this TED talk he explains his approach.
Victor Cui – One FC transcript This is a transcript of the video interview with Victor Cui.
This is a video of a talk given at Maastricht School of Management in 2008 in which he sets out some of the strategic opportunities opened up in the bottom of the pyramid space.