ABOUT THE PROJECT
What is it about?
Konexio advances socio-economic inclusion for society’s most vulnerable groups by empowering refugees, migrants, and disadvantaged youth with employable digital skills. Lack of digital skills causes both social isolation and difficulty securing income, so vulnerable groups on the losing end of the “digital divide” are increasingly left out of a rapidly digitizing society.
In 2016, Konexio launched programs in Paris’ immigrant-dense neighborhoods, and in 2019 launched a pilot program in the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi. By bridging the digital divide, Konexio fights unemployment and integrates vulnerable groups into society.
Creation date: 2016
Country of origin: FRANCE
Staff: 20 people
have since found jobs, started their own entrepreneurial projects, or enrolled in further education
feel more integrated in their communitiess
say they’ve gained valuable digital skills that they use daily
Konexio is a non-profit social enterprise which relies on grants but which also develops other revenue streams to balance its model.
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ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Jean Guo is the co-founder of Konexio and one of the few women listed by Forbes and Elle as one of the top women entrepreneurs to follow in France.
She is specialized in migrant policy - especially in health care and social services for at-risk populations. An immigrant herself, Jean is deeply committed to supporting the needs of refugees and migrants globally.
Background & awards
Stanford University with dual degrees in economics and human biology
Paris School of Economics
Named a recent Rubenstein fellow at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
In our Discovery program you will learn in details about:
Konexio (Vision, Story, KPI's, Impact, Business model)
Jean's entrepreneurial path & mindset (First steps, Main learnings, Pivots)
Her partnership proposal (Long term vision, Collaboration terms, partner's profile, etc.)
What it means to replicate the same concept (Daily life, Possible business models, Necessary skills)