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Black Girls Code


United States of America

Black Girls Code addresses a very serious problem in today s world the lack of females in technology focused roles and industries. From a young age many girls develop a negative connotation or very male oriented association with technology resulting in an extremely low presence of female professionals in the technology sector.

Information, communication & technology

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Bridge International Academies


KE

Bridge International Academies operates a franchise like network of ultra low cost for profit private schools delivering high quality education for less than $4 per student per month.

Education

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Creative Generation


Creative Generation the first company a student Yemeni specialized for the production of alternative energy for electricity Solar energy a renewed free Its non enforceable health environmentally friendly products at affordable prices to suit all classes of society the company on the production of solar powered products as an alternative for electricity and avoid the problems of continuous electricity outages and damage Health because of electricity.

Energy

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Develatech


Reach out to the billions of people still using open fires for cooking with new innovative products that transform cooking into an all

Other

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Diagnostics For All


United States of America

DFA was founded in 2007 by a group of scientists and entrepreneurs with a shared commitment to saving lives and alleviating disease in developing countries and other resource poor settings through low cost innovative practical diagnostic devices. DFA is developing low cost easy to use diagnostics for the developing world. DFA's mission is to save lives and improve health in the developing world through pioneering technological innovation. Using our elegantly simple and low cost patterned paper technology to create diagnostic devices DFA strives to meet the needs of those living in resource poor regions.

Human health & social work

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Eco-fuel Africa


Eco fuel Africa empower communities in Africa to use tailor made technology helping them convert locally sourced farm and municipal waste into clean cooking fuel and organic fertilizer. This helps to solve a myriad issues it slows the rate of deforestation by reducing the dependency on fuel wood reduces indoor air pollution by substituting smoky wood with cleaner burning fuel improves educational opportunities among girls and women by eliminating the need to search for wood and reduces malnutrition by providing farmers with access to organic fertilizer.

Energy

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Ecologic


United States

Eco­logic Brands is a next-​​generation pack­ag­ing com­pany that is com­mit­ted to mak­ing “pack­ag­ing that the earth can live with”. The company’s first prod­uct is a bot­tle for liq­uid con­sumer pack­aged goods: com­prised of a recy­clable molded fiber shell (made from recy­cled paper and card­board) with an inner pouch and spout made from recy­clable plastics. In addi­tion to DBL Investors, investors include: Cata­mount Ventures.

Other Environmental Technology

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Econet Education


Zimbabwe

Econet Education aims to research develop deploy and launch overlay services designed to reach and impact learners through mobile and tablet based applications. For education this means offering a trusted and branded educational service in providing quality Education solutions promoting technology in education enabling access to educational material and creating strategic partnerships for a sustainable education ecosystem.

Education

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Educate2Envision International


United States of America

Educate2Envision International invests in youth from underserved areas to be their own innovators in tackling poverty starting in Honduras. Educate2Envision go beyond donating school supplies and building schools to create an education movement that positively transforms access to education community wide. By creating first generation high school students Educate2Envision establish the precedent that ignites confidence and ideas among the youth to further develop their communities.

Education

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Embrace


United States of America

Embrace sells low cost incubators ( mini sleeping bags ) for premature birth babies. The product costs less than 1% of current alternative incubator solutions and seeks to address the 20 premature birth weight babies who die per year.

Human health & social work

Company

Empower Generation


Nepal

Empower Generation (EG) is a social enterprise that connects renewable energy technology (RET) suppliers with female entrepreneurs at the base of the economic pyramidthose living on less that $2.50 per day. EG provides women with business and technical training and support and provides energy consumers with microfinancing for RET purchases increasing local economic opportunities promoting gender equality and combating the root causes of poverty

Energy

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Found in Translation


United States of America

Found in Translation carries out its mission though a 12 week Medical Interpreter Certificate program. The course is offered at no charge to eligible women and includes common sense supports such as on site childcare transportation assistance and mentoring. Hands on Job Skills and Financial Literacy education is integrated into the program to help women to achieve new professional and economic heights. rnrnMedical Interpreters have a median annual wage of $43380 and can expect 42.2% job opportunity growth by 2020 (Source Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Education

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G3Box


United States of America

G3Box aims to improve access to maternal health care by providing greater access to clean well equipped medical facilities. G3Box converts steel shipping containers into durable semi mobile stand alone medical and maternity clinics in developing countries. Through this innovation the enterprise hopes to help millions of women around the world give birth in sanitary and safe conditions.

Other

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Ghana Bamboo Bikes


Ghana

The Ghana Bamboo Bikes is a socio ecological green initiative that addresses the quadruple problems of climate change poverty rural urban migration and high unemployment amongst the youth in rural Ghana by creating employment opportunities and sustainable livelihood job skills for the youth through the building of high quality handcrafted second generation bamboo bikes for the international export markets.

Transportation & storage

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Global Health Media Project


United States of America

A 501(c)(3) public non profit corporation headquartered in Vermont. Our founder and directorDeborah Van Dyke NP MPHhas 25 years experience as a clinician trainer and humanitarian aid project coordinator primarily with MSF/Doctors Without Borders. Pediatricians and midwives with extensive experience in the developing world provide content review. Videos are produced with the assistance of professional filmmakers and editors. Our Advisory Board provides support on medical issues film production and direction technology legal matters and marketing

Information, communication & technology

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Greenlight Planet


United States of America

Greenlight Planet is a for profit social business that develops and manufactures honest reliable solar products designed to help people living off the electric grid.Greenlight Planet is owned and operated by engineers sales force experts and operations gurus who love to solve difficult problems that change our customers lives before our eyes. Our offices across the world are cultural melting pots of technological and grass roots innovation.

Energy

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Happy Family


United States of America

Launched on Mother s Day 2006 and founded and operated by moms Happy Family is a leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. In 2011 founder and CEO Shazi Visram earned the title of Ernst & Young s Entrepreneur of the Year for New York. Happy Family has been named as one of the fastest growing organic food companies in the nation by Inc. magazine for two years running and was named Rockstar of the New Economy by Fast Company in 2012.rn

Other

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Instabeat


Lebanon

Instabeat is the first waterproof heads up monitor that tracks stores and displays instant feedback of the heart rate during the workout. Getting rid of the chest belt Instabeat's revolutionary design fits on any type of swimming goggles with minimal intrusion to optimize the training and help professional and fitness oriented athletes to monitor their progress and achieve their peak performance.

Information, communication & technology

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Instiglio


United States of America

Instiglio\'s mission is to empower leaders in the social, public, and private sectors to improve the impact of social programs in developing countries by linking funding to results.

Financial Services: Advisory Services

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Jayashree Industries


India

Arunachalam Muruganantham is an inventor from rural Coimbatore in the southern state of Tamil Nadu India who uncovered the need for an inexpensive solution to unsanitary and unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. He created and patented a machine which could manufacture low cost sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads. Muruganantham founded the company Jayashree Industries which markets these machines to rural women all over India and provides them employment and a way to uplift them from poverty. His innovation has been praised for its simplicity and cost effectiveness and his commitment to his society has earned him several awards. Despite offers from several corporate entities to commercialize his venture he has refused to sell out and continues to provide these machines to self help groups (SHGs) run by women all over India.

Other

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Kangu


United States of America

Kangu is a new crowdfunding platform that aims to decrease maternal and child mortality and morbidity by funding safe births worldwide specifically among marginalized pregnant women (mamas). Kangu lets a user (donor) search profiles of expectant mamas give $10 or more towards a specific mama's healthcare costs and spread the word through social networks to fully fund the mama. Kangu is currently partnering with local maternal and child health providers in Uganda and Nepal and rapidly expanding to other regions.

Human health & social work

Company

Kranti


India

Kranti puts the life choices of girls rescued from sex work back into their hands letting them choose their career goals and provide them with the resources to achieve those goals.

Other

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Kuli Kuli


United States of America

Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa a unique superfood to the U.S. food market. Kuli Kuli s first product is a gluten free nutrition bar full of simple wholesome ingredients and a nutritious burst of moringa. Kuli Kuli supports women owned farming cooperatives in West Africa to grow moringa and use it to improve the health of their communities.

Other

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LALLITARA


United States of America

LALLITARA is an environmentally conscious apparel and accessories brand. We create stylish colorful one of a kind products by breathing new life into vintage sari fabrics. Our functional pieces allow you to showcase your sense of style while benefiting others. In particular your purchase allows us to provide fair wages to India s informal recycling community and support the 'Made in America' movement by manufacturing domestically.

Other

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LEAP Africa


Nigeria

LEAP utilizes multi media videos case studies and out door activities for transferring skills. The organization believes that using these methodologies allow for more active learning as opposed to pure classroom presentations and lectures which is the methodology utilized by existing organizations in Africa.rnrnLEAP is committed to enhancing mindsets and skills and recognizes that this process only occurs through on going support. As a result LEAP plans on maintaining at least a one year relationship with its beneficiaries ensuring that the training and support provided through the organization has had and will continue to have an impact on their lives and their organizations. This methodology differs significantly from the short term ad hoc training program currently provided in Nigeria and in other African countries.

Education

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Liberian Women’s Sewing Project


LR

The Liberian Women s Sewing Project (LWSP) is a sustainable apparel manufacturer based in Monrovia Liberia. Established in 2009 by Liberian American entrepreneur Chid Liberty the company is part owned and operated by Liberian women. The organization directs 75 percent of its profits toward community development projects. The remaining 25 percent of profits remain within the enterprise allowing each worker to build equity over time.

Retail

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Marine Gifts Social Enterprise


Marine Gifts is an award winning social enterprise that works with low income women in Vietnam to conserve threatened marine and coastal environments. The enterprise aims to protect biodiversity promote gender equity and alleviate poverty by providing women with alternative employment opportunities that benefit conservation efforts. The Marine Gifts model includes organizing conservation expeditions to coastal environments selling handicrafts made from by products of marine areas and running vocational life skills and conservation trainings for women in Marine Protected Areas.And the marine eco tour at sea FB Discover Vietnam Nam is one coastal waters with 3200km of coastline and more than 1 million km2 territory is water. Vietnam Sea annually attracting 3 million tourists than 6 million international and domestic tourists with lots of beautiful beaches and diverse ecosystems. However behind the high end resorts sumptuous beaches beautiful women living around MPAs must live below the poverty unemployment information life skills the right decision ... Their lives become increasingly difficulties in the context of the fact that coastal Vietnam and other affected heavily by CLIMATE CHANGE. Every year marine tourism brings income to hundreds of millions of dollars. However less than 1% of the profits from the cruise to be invested in the lives of the locals ng coastal and marine resources conservation in MPAs.

Other

Company

New Incentives


US

Help pregnant women give birth to healthy babies. Conditional cash transfers that save lives in West Africa.

Human health & social work

Company

OpenTrial


By harnessing modern technology the internet in particular to reduce the scope for corruption and violence in legal systems OpenTrial tackles the root cause of poverty and abuse in developing countries. Through fostering greater transparency our activities empower others to bring about legal system reform in support of the rule of law justice and thus social political and economic development.

Other

Company

Pagatech


Nigeria

We are a team of passionate Africans determined to tackle what we consider a critical issue paramount to Africa's development the availability of financial services to all Africans. Paga was founded early 2009 on the simple belief that the ubiquity of mobile phones can be leveraged to bring financial services to all Africans. We aim to accomplish our mission by working in partnership with select Banks Microfinance institutions and all Mobile Network Operators.rnrnInnovation is at the core of our company we strive to develop appropriate technology suited for the local markets where we operate. We also work hard to ensure our services are low cost and accessible via our agent network in doing so we can strive towards universal access.rnrnPaga works on the most basic SMS enabled phone and on all mobile networks so customers have the liberty to have their Paga account available at their finger tips regardless of what phone or network they are using.rnrnFor consumers our core offering is a money transfer service with Paga you can send money to anyone with a mobile phone. You can either use Paga by yourself (if you own a Paga account) or by going to any Paga Agent. We also offer several other products such as buying/sending airtime credits bill payments and retail payments. For ultimate convenience we provide several channels for consumers to use Paga SMS Online a mobile application USSD or IVR (automated line).rnrnPaga Merchant Services allows businesses to collect payment from all spectrums of the population whether banked or not. By leveraging the Paga e widget businesses can integrate a world class online checkout process on their own websites. Businesses can also leverage our agent network to collect payment for goods and services or provide customers the convenience of paying via SMS or online at Paga's customer portal.rnrnOur current services are the beginning of a journey. Through our innovation lab Paga labs and in conjunction with our partners we will continue to develop and deliver valuable offerings to our customers. Together with our partners we will achieve our mission and bring financial services within reach of millions of Africans!

Financial & Insurance activites

Company

Revolution Foods


United States of America

Rev­o­lu­tion Foods trans­forms school food ser­vice by pro­vid­ing healthy food, nutri­tion edu­ca­tion, and oper­a­tional sup­port for schools in Cal­i­for­nia. The mis­sion of Rev­o­lu­tion Foods is to dra­mat­i­cally improve the food and food ser­vice expe­ri­ence in schools, by being the first com­pany to pro­vide the com­bi­na­tion of tasty, qual­ity food, nutri­tion edu­ca­tion, and oper­a­tional sup­port to schools at a price that fits the require­ments of the National School Lunch Pro­gram. The impact of Rev­o­lu­tion Foods in com­mu­ni­ties it serves is to reduce the preva­lence of child­hood obe­sity, to improve over­all health among chil­dren, and to enhance the edu­ca­tional expe­ri­ence for all stu­dents. In addi­tion to DBL Investors, investors include Oak, Cata­mount Ven­tures, New Schools Ven­ture Fund, The Westly Group and Physic Ventures.

Food Products & Organics

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SOKO


United States of America

Soko employs technology to empower and provide equal access to opportunity for marginalized artisans. Our supply chain innovation uses the mobile phone to connect independent artisan entrepreneurs to Soko in an ethical and transparent virtual factory. With Soko s mobile tools artisans have access to an entire world of consumers expanding their business horizons and entrepreneurial prospects.

Other

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Spark MicroGrants


United States of America

Spark offers a dynamic model for community organizing and granting. process taps into the knowledge and imagination of communities in need. Spark work with local facilitators (often university students or NGO leaders) with connections to under resourced communities. With Spark guidance the facilitator organizes a series of meetings where the community develops a project proposal. Spark arrange for comments on each proposal from field advisers. When proposals are well developed we help fund them with a microgrant of around $5000. Rather than come up with ideas to help a specific community from the outside.

Real estate, design & building

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SuperMama


Supermama is the first online parenting community for mothers in the Arab World addressing topics from pregnancy and parenting to balancing households and careers and even cooking advice. And the great thing about this website is that it isn t exclusive to women alone 10 to 15% of the visitors are men! This helps them better understand mothers and mothers to be.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Takhfifan


Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Takhfifan is the first Group buying website founded on 2010. Takhfifan was selected as the Entrepreneur of the Year in that Year and has been successfully getting the Best Group buying website award in the last 2 years. Takhfifan is Offering 50 90% daily deals at restaurants retailers and service providers. Currently functional in 4 big cities of Iran.

Other

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Tataowar Coaching & Consulting


Qatar

Tataowar identifies and empowers high potential women in organisations & community. They coach them to leverage their potential take up leadership roles if they wish make their voices heard on boards and in C suites. They encourage women to find their own authentic leadership style sit among the decision makers add a female perspective. They consult companies on how to create a more attractive environment for female employees and how to better leverage the potential of the women on their staff. They promote an attitude of appreciation and gratitude a belief that they should work together towards a common purpose breaking down barriers between genders & cultures.

Education

Company

Tiossan


Tiossan offers skin care products based on ancient Senegalese recipes sold online and at high end boutiques.

Other

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Torath Production


Qatar

Torath Production is a Qatar based visual storytelling company led by an experienced and creative team of filmmakers and producers who are indigenous to the region and fully cognizant of the culture language and norms of the Arab World.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Violet Health


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Iron deficiency is a silent epidemic that disproportionately harms women and girls including over 40% of all pregnant women. Its effects are devastating maternal and infant mortality impaired cognitive and physical development and lifelong diminished productivity. Violet Health aims to break this destructive cycle through culturally appropriate iron fortified products specifically developed with these girls and women in mind.

Company

VOICE 4 Girls


India

VOICE 4 Girls envisions that all girls will be decision makers in their lives and work towards breaking harmful cycles of economic social and gender inequality in their communities. VOICE enables marginalized adolescent girls in India to take charge of their futures by imparting critical knowledge spoken English and life skills through activity based camps. Our girl focused curriculum features topics such as health safety rights future planning and self awareness while building skills such as leadership interpersonal skills critical thinking and problem solving.

Education

Company

Women@TheFrontier


United States of America

WF connects the catalysts at the frontier of their industries to build a new community of multi generational trailblazers. These pioneers develop cutting edge technology design global solutions and launch innovative initiatives. WF is the platform amplifying the voice of a new generation of women and girls.

Other

Company

Zoona


ZM

At Zoona they dream of a Cashless Africa where organisations from all sectors can transact electronically with unbanked and even unconnected consumers. Building a business model backed by a proprietary technology and innovative operational model on the ground that grows deep roots in the countries where they operate but can scale seamlessly across borders with existing and new organisational clients who have a pan African footprint.

Other

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