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Lauren Kickham, Vulcan Inc, Senior Project Developer

Catalyzing investment into entrepreneurial solutions that have the potential for large-scale social impact has been Lauren’s focus for the past decade. Lauren leads Vulcan’s work in sub-Saharan Africa to identify market-based solutions to rural electrification, broadband and fresh water access.  She manages a portfolio of investments, grants and projects in Eastern and Southern Africa that demonstrate viable models for achieving social, environmental and financial objectives across these program areas. Vulcan Inc. is the private, Seattle-based company that manages Paul Allen’s business and philanthropic interests.

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Interested in meeting: Entrepreneurs who are looking to solve challenges in Africa, specifically around water, electrification, broadband, mobile, heating/cooking and waste management. Also looking to meet with potential co-investors with the same investment focus and attention to social impact.


Lauren Kickham, Vulcan Inc, Senior Project Developer


Oct 6
9:30am – 11:45am

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