Top lessons in engaging funders

Graduation ceremony of BagoSphere's first cohort of students in partnership with Ateneo Center for Educational Development in Metro Manila, Philippines. Photo by: BagoSphere

CANBERRA —  BagoSphere's success story provides an important lesson for other startups with innovative ideas to support developing countries. And lessons from their success is something BagoSphere Chief Executive Officer Zhihan Lee, is happy to share.

He discusses with Devex his top lessons in engaging with funders for increased chances of success.

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    Lisa Cornish

    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.
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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.