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Mitra Ardron

I don't think we met there Jessica. I was one of the judges of the Global Ideas track.

One point I think distinguishes this space from Impact spaces (e.g. SoCap, Investors Circle) is that investors at CTO are primarily $$$ focused. I've spoken to two companies that had potential investors try and talk them out of their social mission, or try and talk them into focusing on the western ($$$) rather than developing country (impact) version of their product.

I was also helping a company with a really interesting water treatment project talk to investors, and it was disappointing how little the investors were interested in the potential impact of their product.

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