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Thursday, June 20, 2024
12pm - 1pm ET / 9am - 10am PT

A Grand Time: What Makes Social Impact Founders Successful

with Bavidra Mohan, Director at Acumen
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Bavidra Mohan, Director at Acumen, joins Anita (Co-founder & CEO), for A Grand Time conversation to share what he has learned over a decade of working with social impact founders.
Acumen invests in entrepreneurs working to solve the toughest problems of poverty, with the aim of building a more inclusive world. Their investment approach combines a rigorous attention to data with the magic of connection and collaboration.
This Grand Time will dig into how Bavidra supports entrepreneurs with tools, community, and capital to develop the leadership skills they need to scale their impact—and the metrics behind the magic.

A Grand Time is our speaker series featuring notable forward-thinking innovators and thought leaders.


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Speaker bio

Bavidra is the Fundraising Director of Acumen Academy, focused on the Global Expansion of Acumen's Fellows program. Bavidra started his career as a Social Strategy Consultant with JWT, helping Fortune 500's create shared value by aligning social impact with overarching business strategy. In 2011, Bavidra was selected as an Acumen Global Fellow where he was placed with d.light design in Shenzhen and New Delhi, working on brand development, product launches and new product innovation. Upon completion of the Global Fellowship, Bavidra co-founded a technology start-up in San Francisco that built mobile products for sustainable urban mobility. Bavidra went on to spend four years in the Acumen Mumbai office, launching and leading the Acumen India Fellows Program as well as heading up Strategic Partnerships. He holds a bachelor's in Sociology for Queen's University and a master's from Kingston University.

Host bio

Anita Hossain Choudhry: My parents immigrated to the US from Bangladesh and found creative ways to share their life lessons through storytelling. I loved the stories so much I decided to share them by performing Bengali plays all around the country. Through these stories I gained valuable perspective and connected with a place my parents once called home.

I lead with curiosity and empathy which empowers others to find their voice. I launched a women's peer group at Deutsche Bank and a storytelling series for Wharton MBAs. Most recently, as the Head of Knowledge at First Round Capital, I helped hundreds of entrepreneurs connect deeply, candidly share their concerns, and learn from each other. My work on creating safe spaces is featured in the First Round Review. I’m also an executive coach formerly with Reboot and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.

The Grand is a culmination of my previous work experiences and inspired by my belief that everyone deserves group coaching and a supportive community.

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