Accelerating Healthcare Access — In Conversation with Social Entrepreneurs

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Amsterdam or Eindhoven (choose at registration)


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As part of the Accelerating Healthcare Access Summit, Philips Foundation and Ashoka are delighted to invite you to our session ‘IN CONVERSATION WITH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS’ – a 2 hour session where you will hear directly from successful Social Entrepreneurs from around the world, who are increasing access to care for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups through their innovative systemic approaches and models; From innovating on new technology to changing national policies, these Fellows have pioneered solutions that are making health services accessible to the most remote and vulnerable groups.

Join us to be inspired by transformative strategies to create social impact at systemic scale!

Agenda – 2 hours, 1-3pm (same for both locations), Eindhoven starts with lunch at 12 noon:

  • 20m Introduction to Ashoka and the Accelerating Healthcare Access program
  • 30m Ashoka Healthcare Fellow 1 (social entrepreneur) – including time for Qs
  • 15m Introduction to Philips Foundation
  • 15m Philips Senior Advisor, Experiences of supporting an Ashoka Fellow with their scaling strategy
  • 30m Ashoka Healthcare Fellow 2 (social entrepreneur) – including time for Qs
  • 5m Close

Logistics - 2 parallel sessions:

  • Amsterdam; Anthon Philips, HBT; 1-3pm session
  • Eindhoven; Evoluon, Nepture room; 12 noon (lunch), 1-3pm session

Hear from these exceptional social entrepreneurs:

Amsterdam location:

Eindhoven location:

The 'In Conversation with Social Entrepreneurs' sessions take place as part of the Accelerating Healthcare Access Globalizer Summit. Ashoka’s Globalizer program develops practical wisdom on strategies for scaling social impact by challenging participating organizations to think beyond the growth in the traditional sense. Rather than merely expanding operations, social entrepreneurs consider how to open up access to their ideas and truly improve systems for long lasting widespread impact. Click here to watch the highlights of the first Philips Foundation & Ashoka Globalizer experience, which took place in 2016.

This event is open invite for Philips people (employees, contractors and interns). We encourage you to register for the event quickly as we will be operating on a first come first services basis and have limited availability. If you have a query, please get in touch with

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