How BagoSphere is navigating the funding world — and succeeding

Students graduating from the Job Preparation Program at BagoSphere's training center in Bacolod City. Photo by: BagoSphere

CANBERRA — Frontier Innovators is the first part of a 15 million Australian dollar ($11.3) initiative supporting social entrepreneurship in the Indo-Pacific through innovationXchange — an ideas hub operating within the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The 15 winners announced in April were chosen from more than 700 applicants as businesses that could impact the Indo-Pacific region. Each received up to AU$100,000 in funding, as well as support to help scale their business and create a greater regional impact.

Among the winners of Frontier Innovators was a name that is becoming familiar in funding circles — BagoSphere.

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    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.