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Impact Companies Tag: Social Entrepreneurship 37

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Access Ventures


United States of America

Access Ventures is an impact investment firm that builds more inclusive economies through mission aligned investments that enable communities to flourish. We work with organizations of all sizes from startups to enterprises in the private public and social sector. Our vision is to impact the world by providing capital to the best solutions and organizations with the most significant potential to challenge the status quo. We believe that all people should be valued and honored regardless of race ethnicity orientation economic status gender or religion. We propose an environment dictated not by self interest but by valuing the importance of helping others. We work to accurately identify the essentials needed to create investments that deliver financial social and environmental returns. We step into challenging situations wrestle with their complexity and create or resource solutions that help these ventures succeed. We create tailored investment strategies using a layered and balanced capital approach around the various needs in communities. We believe that when we open up access for the underserved we build the community we all desire to live in.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Ava


AF

We are Ava and we believe total accessibility is possible. We're a small team from around the world and we're breaking down communication barriers between the deaf & hearing worlds.

Information, communication & technology

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Be Social Change


United States of America

Be Social Change is a community driven nonprofit on a mission to educate and connect the next generation of change makers. Through entrepreneurship education community building and resource sharing tools they empower people from all sectors and industries to pursue work they are passionate about and create lives that make the world a better place.

Professional & technical services

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Blue Engine


United States of America

Blue Engine is a New York based non profit that partners with schools to unlock human potential. We bring together teams of teachers working in historically oppressed communities to reimagine the classroom experience for all students resulting in dramatic gains in academic achievement and diverse groups of apprentice teachers prepared for success in the classroom. Blue Engine's team teaching model re architects the traditional classroom by shifting the teacher to student ratio from 130 to 16 in gateway skills subjects. This model embeds teams of three apprentice educators into one classroom resulting in dramatic gains in student achievement and a pipeline of effective culturally responsive teachers. Harnessing the power of teamwork we recruit and develop individuals interested in exploring teaching to serve as Blue Engine Teaching Apprentices (BETAs) for one to two years. Alongside lead teachers BETAs collaborate to provide personalized learning for students while gaining hands on classroom experience. Many of our organization's staff members are former teachers and nonprofit leaders. All of us believe that impact is possible and necessary in public schools. Our team is dynamic diverse and deeply committed to increasing postsecondary achievement in the communities we serve. In pursuit of this mission we hold our colleagues and ourselves accountable to high performance standards and clear measurable results. We value perseverance self awareness collaboration the ability to connect and empathize open and honest communication creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. Personal and professional development is a top organizational priority.

Human health & social work

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Centre for Social Innovation NY


United States of America

CSI is a coworking space community and launchpad for people who are changing the world with three locations in Toronto and a location in New York City. They provide their members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact. Together they are building a movement of nonprofits for profits entrepreneurs artists and activists working across sectors to build a better world.

Other

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Change.org


United States of America

Change.org is the world’s largest social change platform with over 80 million users in 196 countries. Anyone can start a campaign on Change.org and immediately mobilize hundreds locally or hundreds of thousands around the world, making governments and companies more responsive and accountable. Change.org is a \"social enterprise\" - using the power of business for social good, and a certified B-corporation - a new class of companies dedicated to positive impact.

Media, Technology, Digital Access

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Combat2Career


United States of America

C2C is the match.com for military/veterans and higher education programs. Their college search platform & financial calculator app streamline the college search process for veterans by facilitating matches based on relevant & transparent data in order to maximize the ROI on their federally funded GI Bill benefits. In tandem their products offer a unique approach to help colleges improve their veteran services & compliance with federal mandates as well as increase outreach and recruitment of veterans by providing tailored educational and financial information to prospective students.

Education

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Common Good Solutions Inc.


Canada

Common Good Solutions two founders share over 50 years of experience as owners managers board members and consultants in the private nonprofit and public sectors. They have worked from coast to coast to coast in Canada throughout the USA and abroad. Their complementary skills and experience and shared values make for a powerful combination.

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COPIA


United States of America

Feeding Forward now COPIA enables businesses with excess food to instantly feed those in need. COPIA waste management platform provides businesses with an easy reliable and legally compliant way to get rid of their surplus food. This reduces disposal costs generates tax savings and directs food to people not landfills. They harness the power of technology to streamline the process of food recovery and redistribution giving people the power to fight food waste and hunger within minutes.

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Creative Reaction Lab


United States of America

Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB) is creating a youth led community centered movement and professional pipeline challenging racial inequities in the education media health and government sectors. Through real world project based educational programs Black and Latinx youth apply a healthcare racial equity and design lens to community challenges impacting the quality of life and life expectancy of both races. Changing the way youth (and people in general) address systemic oppression CRXLAB has pioneered a social justice form of creative problem solving called Equity Centered Community Design. CRXLAB's vision is a world that embraces the humanity rights and power of Black and Latinx people.

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Dazin


Bhutan

Dazin provides an affordable and sustainable alternative to open fire cooking a major public health issue and driver of greenhouse gas emission and deforestation. They are presently working in Bhutan with inclusive supply and distribution chain of smokeless stoves and fuel made from local forestry waste. Instead of burning the forestry waste in open cooking fires rural households bring it to the Dazin Collection Points (CP). In exchange they receive free Fuel Cookies with a gasifying stove on lease which provides them with a smokeless easy to use cooker & heater. This forestry waste is densified into Fuel Cookies in a local factory.

Energy

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Eatset Blood Transfusion


Nigeria

EAT SET(emergency autotransfusion set) is an organization involved in autotransfusion. Autotransfusion is an established technique for the collection and subsequent reinfusion of the patient's own blood. It not only prevents transmission of diseases but also avoids immunological complications of homologous transfusion. Autotransfusion permits greater flexibility in the use of blood bank supply.

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Evidence Action


United States of America

Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. They only implement cost effective programs whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. They identify innovative appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models. Evidence Action voraciously self evaluate learn and improve their models for scaling effective interventions with a commitment to transparency impact and value for money.

Other

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Fashion4Freedom


Viet Nam

Fashion4Freedom (F4F) strives to solve social challenges with thoughtful designs. Great design is not only about making their lives prettier or simpler. Great designs can solve problems of injustice, create peace and promote economic equality. Fashion4Freedom is a garment industry’s alternative to the current production and sourcing options. Providing a new marketplace for high quality & ecologically minded fashion while fighting poverty through programs for: skill development, infrastructure development and empowerment of women and girls exploited in Vietnam.

Professional & technical services

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Freewaters


United States of America

Based in California Freewaters soaks up the west coast spirit of innovation cruising down the open road and spreading good vibes. Freewaters mantra is 'do some good' a call to make the world a better place little by little step by step.

Other

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Frost Protection Corporation


Uruguay

Provides environmentally and economically superior solutions for the global problem of frost damage for fruit growing producers.

Waste Management & Recycling

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Future of Fish


United States of America

Future of Fish accelerate the widespread adoption of business solutions that end overfishing by supporting collective impact of entrepreneurs and strategic partners. Their collaborations re-frame existing system wisdom, find new market opportunities, and unleash people’s belief in their own power to drive change.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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girltank


Chile

girltank is dedicated to building a dynamic and robust network of high impact female social entrepreneurs and bringing their ventures to scale. They have three pillars of focus Connect Fund and Inspire their entrepreneurs.

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Global Health Corps


United States of America

Global Health Corps (GHC) partners with organizations with proven success but limited resources to host international teams of young professionals for a yearlong fellowship. GHC works with the organizations to identify specific needs and outline a measurable assignment for the fellows. GHC recruits outstanding fellows from the U.S. and abroad who possess skills that will add immediate value to the organization and who show strong leadership potential. GHC provides extensive training and the fellows receive mentoring professional development and social and financial support.

Other

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IdeaMinds


A game app to create a new virtual way to explore cities while teaching the cityAs evacuation plan combining Google Maps Tourism a Running Game and a Prevention Emergency methodology. The objective is to modify the perception of people's brain about emergency's situations to execute more assertive and premeditated actions while they have fun exploring the city and winning rewards in a different way using Google Maps as the massification channel.

Information, communication & technology

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Lowcountry Street Grocery Store


United States of America

Lowcountry Street Grocery (LSG) is Charleston s first community supported mobile farmers market. Their renovated school bus will visit multiple daily locations throughout the week providing local produce sundries and nutrition education improving the convenience & accessibility of buying local food. Bus stops will include area schools community centers churches businesses neighborhoods as well as low income areas that lack access to healthy affordable food.

Other

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Musana Carts


United States of America

Kampala's street vendors work in what is known as an Informal Economy they are not officially registered and do not pay taxes. They are essentially illegal businesses. Approximately 2/3 of the workers in the world are employed in the informal sector which represents a market of $10 trillion dollars worldwide. In this sector where government usually sees chaos and uncertainty we see opportunity and entrepreneurial spirit. We believe in creating legitimate employment in these economies and in so doing creating a more egalitarian world. Because it is in the informal economy where most individuals are currently able to earn money to live and to prosper it is our mission to help co create that more egalitarian future with them. Musana Carts are solar powered modular eco friendly financially inclusive and provide legal business opportunities for individuals currently operating in the informal sector.

Other

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Promise or Pay


Australia

Promise or Pay is a mobile application and website that uses small personal promises to drive real wide scale social change. Promise or Pay increases the chance of achieving a goal by enabling people to make a public promise to do something and if they fail to follow through pay a nominated amount of money to a charity. The first of its kind Promise or Pay ensures a win win outcome is always achieved and people are left feeling satisfied. Either you keep your promise thereby benefiting yourself or you contribute towards solving a pressing social problem via your donation.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Qorax Energy


United States of America

Qorax is a solar asset financing and distribution company that unlocks value for investors and consumers in frontier markets. Qorax work through local management teams to create access to vital electricity service for the people who need it most. Their portfolio companies operate in Somaliland Somalia the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are expanding quickly.

Energy

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Re:Coded


Iraq

Re Coded is a coding boot camp for refugees and displaced youth the first of its kind in Iraq and Turkey and digital pioneers in the MENA region. We provide technical and language training to incredible motivated people who would not otherwise have access to first rate materials mentorships and opportunities. We open new career pathways and empower our fellows to reach their full potential. We believe in the strength of diversity the beauty of the code and the power of education. We believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit the doors of which should be closed to no one. We believe in equipping refugees with the tools to create their own solutions.

Other

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Rebuild Globally


United States of America

REBUILD globally is a non profit organization fighting poverty in Haiti through education and job training programs. We address the complex issues of poverty by identifying the most vulnerable populations in Port au Prince and targeting the root problem the lack of job readiness and long term employment. Our goal is to replace the conventional methods of charitable aid with a thriving social entrepreneurial ecosystem. We have been measurably improving the lives of those most affected by poverty and devastation in Haiti for six years through comprehensive training and education programs with a pipeline to guaranteed employment. After years of working on the ground we have found the most impactful way to respond to a disaster and lessen the effects of poverty is to combine the efforts of our non profit with the for profit sector.

Other

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Reentry Solutions


The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that the number of parolees has risen to 4.3 million and that an additional 630000 persons will be released from state and federal prisons in the next year. Researchers Christopher Uggen Melissa Thompson and Jeff Manza estimate that number of current and former felons exceeds 13 million which constitutes 6.5 percent of the adult U.S. population and a staggering 37 percent of Black males. Despite this few resources have been devoted to develop an infrastructure to support community reintegration or address the institutional roadblocks that prevent ex prisoners from re entering their communities in healthy and productive ways. Discrimination against former prisoners in employment housing education and benefits contributes to high rates of recidivism. Reentry Solutions promotes the reintegration of former prisoners through community education leadership development and policy reform. Based in Oakland California it builds organizational networks and initiates statewide reentry justice organizing campaigns in California Texas and New York states that account for more than one third of all former prisoners.

Other

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School for Social Entrepreneurs


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) was founded by the British Social Entrepreneur Michael Young also known as the Lord of Dartington in 1997. Michael Young was a social innovator who had previously launched the Consumers' Association the Open University and around 40 other organisations. The School opened in the summer of 1997 and welcomed its first cohort of students in early 1998. Since then over 1000 social entrepreneurs between the ages of 17 and 74 have completed the SSE programmes. Today the SSE has active schools in Cornwall Devon Liverpool London Hampshire Suffolk West Midlands Scotland and Yorkshire as well as international schools in Australia and Canada.

Education

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SOCAP 2018


United States of America

SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is a world renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Our annual flagship event in San Francisco is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs. We take a unique approach that emphasizes cross sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to catalyze unexpected yet impactful connections. From the leading edge to established players SOCAP brings together global innovators investors foundations governments institutions and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations. We actively seek out opportunities to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning and in pursuit of that goal have convened more than 13000 people since our founding in 2008. In addition to the annual SOCAP conference we offer year round events to continue important conversations around money and meaning via SOCAP 365. Sign up for our newsletter and join the Social Capital Markets Group on LinkedIn to get updates about local events in your area to make connections gain inspiration and create a more sustainable economy for all.

Other

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Solstice Initiative


United States of America

Our mission at Solstice is to build awareness about community solar and to enroll households and local organizations in nearby solar gardens particularly in lower and moderate income areas.The result is good for everyonemore Americans enjoy the benefits of solar power stronger communities and a better chance for the planet s future.

Energy

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Ticket for Change


France

Ticket for Change goal is to help young people in search of meaning to discover their way of change agent. They want to awaken the entrepreneur in every one of us and help everyone realize their potential. Ticket for Change is an activator of talents in the service of society.

Education

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Tonguespank Spice Company


United States of America

Tonguespank Spice Company is a social food company with a mission to bring the world together through shared food experiences. Through their products they offer experiences that bring people together strengthen social ties create and maintain friendships and business relationships and center families.rnrnOur process is to a) build our community of adventurous food lovers b) find products that fit our criteria of asocial fooda and c) deliver those products to our community.

Other

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Trundle


Trundle believe that if kids feel empowered to change the walls in which they live for the better they will feel empowered to change other aspects of their lives as well. Trundle empowers children through design by transforming where they study and sleep. A hybrid model consultancy they teach design through an immersive in person and online process that aligns with STEM (science technology engineering math) initiatives. They will expand to urban centers by partnering with local businesses to ensure every kid has a decent bed and an inspiring cheerful place to sleep and study.

Education

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Two Degrees Food


United States of America

A one for one food company. For every gluten free vegan bar you buy they give a meal to a hungry child. Their bars are available nationwide in Whole Foods.

Other

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Unite for Sight


United States of America

Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) non profit global health delivery organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. Unite For Sight supports eye clinics in Ghana India and Honduras by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care.

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Vava Coffee


Kenya

Vava Coffee is an exclusive coffee company in Nairobi Kenya. Vava Coffee prides itself with hand crafted coffee products each roast is individually tailored to the unique aroma and flavour of each particular bean offered. Also they aim to make a difference by ensuring that all of their coffees are ethically sourced and that the relationships they form with coffee farmers benefit their communities.

Other

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World Merit


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

World MERIT is a global platform for talented and collaborative millennials. Their strength is based in fantastic diversity and their desire for positive impact. MERIT strives to connect talent with opportunity.

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