Meet & Multiply

Fostering the Replication of Inclusive businesses

At the Base Forum, Mexico City, 29 June 2015

A chance to meet potential business partners

Bringing together originators and adopters

Originators are inclusive businesses with successful and replicable models. They seek partners to adopt or replicate their business model.

Adopters are entrepreneurs or businesses with an interest in bringing proven inclusive businesses to their region.

Meet & Multiply brings both together to explore how to successfully bring in and adapt the originator business models to Latin America.

This invitation only event will:

  • feature a well-curated participant list
  • facilitate the brokering of partnerships between companies
  • create links to valuable ecosystem partners that can help fast track the process of replication.

More than just the event. We will continue to follow up with throughout the year with originators and adopters and continue to link them with relevant partners and support replication.

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Proven models from around the world

Who you'll meet

The originators are inclusive businesses that are operational, profitable, and have demonstrable social and economic impact. They seek potential partners and collaborators to replicate their model in Latin America.
Jain Irrigation

Jain Irrigation

Dr. Dilip N. Kulkarni
President, Agri-Food Division

From micro-irrigation systems to an integrated farming system

Jain Irrigations Systems (JISL) provides smallholder farmers with an integrated farming system with a focus on micro-irrigation systems (MIS). They help farmers to achieve annual yield increases between 60%–130%, and income increases between $500-$6,000 per farm.


KC Mishra
Founder of eKutir

Using ICT to link smallholder farmers to markets and service providers

Currently eKutir reaches around 70,000 marginalized farmers with major impacts on income, nutrition and sanitation of farmers. Farmers earn at least 200 USD per month by working with eKutir to increase yields and reduce costs.
Ross Clinics

Ross Clinics

Dr. Devashish Saini
Founder of Ross Clinics

Reviving the family physician model for all socio-economic levels in India

Ross Clinics is bringing back the family physician model to India. The small clinics provide primary care to families at all levels of the socio-economic spectrum. 90% of their clients are low or middle income.
Narayana Health

Narayana Health

Dr. Devi Shetty
Founder of Narayana Health

Bringing low-cost, high-quality specialty care to the masses

Narayana Health is a multi-specialty hospital chain in India, headquartered in Bangalore. The company’s mission is to provide affordable high-quality specialty care for all.


Apply to be an adopter

Meet and Multiply is an exclusive invitation only event. We are accepting applications from entrepreneurs and organizations who are interested in attending as adopters of one of the business models outlined here.

  • View the detailed profile of the model that interests you
  • Check if you match the adopter profile for the model
  • If you do, apply early!

The deadline to apply is June 12. However, there are only 10 seats available per model and applications are approved on a rolling basis so apply early to avoid disappointment!

Meet & Multiply is a team effort


Meet & Multiply is backed by various partner organizations. The event itself takes place at the IDB's Base Forum, a conference that brings together leaders in the area of market solutions targeting the base of the pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Experts in accelerating inclusive business innovations.


The IDB is the main source of multilateral financing in Latin America. It provides solutions to development challenges and support in the key areas of the region.


The Inclusive Business Action Network creates a vibrant and dynamic global pivotal point for the global inclusive business community.
BoP Innovation Center

BoP Innovation Center

The BoP Innovation Center facilitates sustainable inclusive business in low-income markets.


SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands in 1965.


Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific.


Connovo is a social business builder. We scale the impact of successful social businesses through a unique replication process.

Results for Development

Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- and middle-income countries from realizing their full potential.
Minka Dev

Minka Dev

Marketplace of business opportunities with high social environmental impact.

More about our work

Publications and Articles

Multiplying Impact
Multiplying Impact: Supporting the Replication of Inclusive Business Models
Endeva | 2015
Providing 12 actionable recommendations, this report shows how a variety of actors can support companies in identifying, replicating and ultimately growing successful inclusive business models.
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BOP report
Access to Food and Nutrition at the BoP
BoP Innovation Center | 2015
Five business interventions to achieve social impact, financial sustainability and scale. The interventions will ultimately contribute to improving the availability of and access to nutritious food and food products.
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Active Ingredient
Identifying the Active Ingredient: Promoting Adaptation and Global Exchange of Innovation
Results for Development | October 2014
This Framework builds on CHMI’s database as a key resource for identifying innovative approaches, and flips the traditional approach of assessing adaptation based on “innovative program models” on its head.
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Event information

Meet & Multiply

Meet & Multiply is a side event taking place at the IDB's Base Forum in Mexico City. The Meet and Multiply event is by invitation only. Adopters should apply to attend and relevant ecosystem partners should contact us directly. The Base Forum is open to all participants. Please visit the website to attend the main Forum.

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