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“Nearly every problem has been solved by someone, somewhere. The challenge of the 21st century is to find out what works, and scale it up.” The Ashoka Globalizer Summit was established to discover the world’s most exciting social innovations, and this year Tyze was selected from 2500 fellows in more than 70 countries, as one of the social innovations that is “ready to globalize.” After defining and developing the practice of social entrepreneurship around the world, Ashoka is now leveraging its global network of social and business entrepreneurs to link initiatives ready for global scale to the financial, strategic and intellectual support they require. Tyze CEO, Vickie Cammack, and Senior Advisor Al Etmanski showcased Tyze Personal Networks at the Globalizer Summit,  held in Stockholm from March 26-28. The summit matched Tyze and the other “ready to globalize” innovations with the resources they need to rapidly and effectively achieve global scale. “It is an honour to share our Tyze approach with this illustrious group of world leaders,” says Vickie. “We know that Tyze helps to improve health and well-being outcomes by connecting people to a caring, supportive network. I’m eager to explore how we can extend this approach around the world – after all, there is nothing more universally shared than how we connect with, care for, and contribute to one another.” Tyze Board Chair, Jim Fletcher, says “we are very proud that Tyze has been selected as a leading social enterprise to participate at this year’s Ashoka Globalizer event. It is testament to both Vickie’s vision and the critical global need to find new tools that can bridge formal and informal systems of care.” Ashoka is the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs – extraordinary changemakers, who find new solutions for social problems. www.ashokaglobalizer.org

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