Spark Workshop on Funding Sustainable Health Programs in Urban Slums with Health For All, Dianne Heiler, Ame Igharo, Krystal Lin, Danielle Sack, Christina Wong, Columbia University 2013 -2014 Hult Prize Team
Tuesday, February 4
6:30pm – 8:30pm EST
Columbia University, Warren Hall, Room 209
1125 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, United States
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Spark: A Space for Social Innovators to Combine Ideas with Networks
Presented by the Social Enterprise Program, the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, and the Social Enterprise Club at Columbia Business School
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early.
Columbia University, Warren Hall, Room 209, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge.

Health For All, representing Columbia University for the 2014 Hult Prize, was formed by five Columbia students who came across these astonishing statistics from India’s Bharat Health Organization: "More than 61 Indians go below the poverty-line every MINUTE due to spending on treatment for diseases already occurred.” At the same time, WHO indicates that at least 80% of premature deaths in India are from cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.[1] Recognizing the potential to improve the lives of generations to come in slum communities across India and the world, Health For All brings communities together to enjoy the health benefits of dance while learning strategies for healthy living and tracking their impact. The goal is to reach 25 million slum dwellers by 2019. Building on the popularity of television dance competition shows like Dancing with the Stars, Health for All aims to use dance competitions to promote health, scholarship and work opportunities to those living in slums.

This break-out discussion workshop will focus on Health For All’s value proposition, growth strategy and funding model, as well as impact measurement. The Health For All team will outline the business model, explain the goals for Health For All’s future and discuss their thought process as it relates to the value proposition of the business.

Areas of discussion:

  • What unique value proposition of Health For All will appeal to potential funders and target customers?
  • What five-year growth strategy will enable Health For All to reach its goal of impacting 25 million slum dwellers by 2019?
  • Will the funding model be donation-based, revenue-generating, or a blend?  
  • How will Health For All measure its impact?

Spark provides Social Innovators with an opportunity to explore resources, connections and potential solutions to help their social ventures, by tapping the collective knowledge within Columbia University, and the larger entrepreneurial and social impact community in the New York area and beyond.

This workshop is open to all who are willing to bring their ideas, experience, and connections to help solve social and environmental challenges that these social innovators aim to address.

Find out about the social innovators who will be presenting at this workshop by joining the Spark mailing list, please go to:

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For more information regarding this event, please contact Diana Rambeau at

Where & When

Columbia University, Warren Hall, Room 209
1125 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
United States

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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