Miguel Heilbron is Director of Outreach for VC4Africa. In this position, Miguel manages the content development and outreach for the VC4Africa platform. Miguel is an economist and engineer with work experience in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. In 2002 he was sent to the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (Rio +10). In the Netherlands he worked on sustainability projects for various organizations, and in Brussels he worked for a delegation in the European Parliament on files around CSR and fair trade.
Innovative early stage ventures that potentially have a high social and environmental impact, but require less than €1 million in capital are the most difficult segment of the SME pipeline to reach. Yet their potential for growth is immense.