SEAD's approach to supporting social entrepreneurship for improved global health outcomes was to:
- Spark, select, and scale new solutions and technologies to address global health challenges, including many from low and middle income countries
- Engage in building an ecosystem of networking support and access to investment capital to help entrepreneurs scale their enterprises
- Assess the effectiveness of SEAD, the development problems it engages, and the solutions it supports
- Disseminate practical and academic knowledge and evidence about scaling health innovations globally, especially among actors on the ground in developing economies.