Development Sector Leadership Conversations (Session - 29) with Kate Cochran, CEO, Upaya Social Ventures
For our next session, we have Kate Cochran, CEO, Upaya Social Ventures.
Kate is a fierce believer that global poverty is not inevitable, and that entrepreneurialism is one of the sharpest tools to fight it. She is currently CEO at Upaya Social Ventures, a nonprofit organization that accelerates and invests in early-stage companies that create lasting jobs for the poorest of the poor in India. Previous roles include COO for Vittana, an organization creating student loan markets in developing countries and a range of executive roles at Unitus, a microfinance accelerator. She is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship and the intersection of markets and mission at business schools and conferences. Kate holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.