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A-Spark Good Ventures


Netherlands

Aqua Spark is an investment fund with a focus on sustainable aquaculture businesses around the world. The small to medium enterprises (SMEs) we invest in are working toward the production of safe accessible aquatic life such as fish shellfish and plants in ways that do not harm our oceans. Our investors value the fact that each investment aims to create triple impactspecifically each investment is chosen for its potential to generate significant financial returns while also activating positive environmental and social outcomes.Our investments start at $250000. We do not seek controlling stakes in our investments. We prefer to be a minority investor holding between 20 49% alongside other investors. Every business we invest in is a reflection of our trust in the entrepreneur to lead their companies development and growth in the most effective way.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Aqua-Spark


Netherlands

Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund based in Utrecht, the Netherlands that makes investments in sustainable aquaculture businesses that generate investment returns, while creating positive social and environmental impact. The fund invests in small to medium enterprises that are working towards the production of safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish and plants, in a way that does not harm the health of the planet.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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Betaspring


United States of America

Betaspring is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs who are ready to launch a company and change the world. Investment :$0-$20,000. Competitive entrepreneurial teams from around the world come to Providence, RI, for our intensive thirteen-week program during which, we help them transform into functional, fundable companies by providing mentorship, kickoff funding, and immersion in an intense startup community of jet propelled entrepreneurs.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: North America Impact: Access to Education

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Bethnal Green Ventures


United Kingdom

Bethnal Green Ventures is an accelerator programme for tech startups working on stuff that matters. Investing amount: £15,000

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Energy

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BiD Network


Netherlands

BiD Network focuses on high growth businesses based in developing countries with a financing need of US$10,000 to US$5,000,000 over the next five years. They provide professional services to entrepreneurs, coaches, investors, business angels and SME service providers. An international network of partners makes this possible.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Uganda Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Bridges Fund Management


Bridges Fund Management (formerly Bridges Ventures) is a specialist fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investment with offices in London New York and San Francisco. Our strategy is to focus exclusively on opportunities where investments can generate investor returns through helping meet pressing social or environmental challenges be it backing businesses that create jobs in underserved areas building environmentally friendly care homes for the elderly to sustain an ageing population or providing flexible financing for innovative social enterprises. Since 2002 we have raised over $1 billion to invest in SMEs properties and social sector organisations that are helping to tackle some of society s biggest challenges with a focus on four themes health & well being education & skills sustainable living and underserved markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Health Improvement

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Calvert Foundation


United States of America

Calvert Foundation harnesses the power of investing to connect cultivate and inspire those who want to shape the world for good.Our work is focused on connecting investors to organizations that strengthen communities and sustain our planet. Through our flagship product the Community Investment Note we offer investors the opportunity to invest with us. Since 1995 more than 18000 investors have invested over $1.5 billion through the Note. Today the Note is available to to both accredited and non accredited investors through our website and hundreds of brokerage firms in the U.S.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Americas Impact: Health Improvement

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Capital Innovators


United States of America

Capital Innovators provides tech startups with the funding, resources, and connections they need to reach the next level. The Capital Innovators Accelerator Program provides $50,000 in seed funding, project-based mentorship from a seasoned pool of knowledgeable entrepreneurs, stellar perks, networking, and follow-on funding opportunities over the course of 12 weeks.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Community Reinvestment Fund


United States of America

Community Reinvestment Fund delivers the capital needed to transform struggling neighbourhoods into thriving communities. Together with their lending partners they finance America's small businesses increase jobs improve housing and help those who need it most.Founded in 1988 Community Reinvestment Fund USA (CRF) is a national non profit organization with a mission to empower people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities through innovative financial solutions. A leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) CRF develops products and services aimed at increasing the flow of capital to historically underinvested communities across the country. CRF has injected more than $2 billion to help stimulate job creation and economic development provide affordable housing and support community facilities.

Type: CDFI Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Cooperative Fund of New England


CFNE advances community based, cooperative and democratically owned or managed enterprises with preference to those that serve low income communities through: · provision of prompt financial assistance at reasonable rates · provision of an investment opportunity that promotes socially conscious enterprise; and · development of a regional reservoir of business skills with which to assist these groups.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Core Innovation Capital


United States of America

Core Innovation Capital invests in the most innovative companies serving underbanked consumers in America. They are passionate about financial services that meaningfully improve the lives of underserved people. They focus on early growth stage for profit companies whose management shares their vision that scalable technology driven solutions focused on delivering the highest value to underbanked people can create great businesses and strengthen the American middle class.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Craft3


United States

Craft3 is a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established in 1994 to support economic ecological and family resilience in Pacific Northwest communities. Craft3 lends capital and provides expertise to people who do not normally have access to financing. It is a regional institution that supports long term place based strategies that link rural and urban communities in the region. Craft3 manages over $166 million in total assets available for investing in high impact initiatives. Craft3 is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors representing the communities and people it serves and 49 staff members deliver expert services from offices in Astoria Portland OR and Ilwaco Port Angeles/Port Townsend and Seattle WA. Over the next 5 years it will expand to another 3 5 offices throughout Oregon and Washington.

Type: CDFI Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Information

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DBL Partners


United States of America

DBL Partners uses venture capital to accelerate innovation in a way that positively affects an organization s social impact as well as its financial success. We strongly believe these two drivers positive social change and a healthy financial performance are inherently connected. DBL invests in and helps nurture outstanding entrepreneurs and companies in Cleantech Information Technology Sustainable Products and Services and Healthcare.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Energy

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Developing World Markets


United States of America

DWM primarily invests in inclusive financial institutions (IFINs) including microfinance institutions (MFIs) small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders affordable housing and education lenders and mobile banking service providers. In many developing countries around the world poor and low income people frequently lack financial products and services such as credit insurance and pensions that could provide security predictability and economic growth for their households. IFINs aim to address these social needs helping people escape poverty while contributing to economic development.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Elevar Equity


India

Elevar Equity a human centered venture capital firm invests in transformative and scalable entrepreneurial ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized essential services for over 20 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into 25 companies in India and Latin America. Elevar is the founding or first institutional capital in several companies focused on financial services agriculture education healthcare and housing. An entrepreneurial emerging markets team based in India Colombia and the US Elevar is widely recognized as a leader in impact investing.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund


Bulgaria

Eleven is a EUR 12 million venture fund that provides financing to early-stage startups using an incremental investment approach alongside iterative development – thereby, starting with many small experiments, filter out failures, and invest in successes. Investment range: Euros 25,000- 175,000.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Education

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Endeavor Global


United States of America

Endeavor is the only non-profit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Their "mentor capitalist" model breaks down economic and cultural barriers to entrepreneurship through advising from their network of world-class business leaders.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Information

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Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator


United States

Located in the heart of New York City Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) provides participant companies with an intensive four month program with the goal of helping early stage companies progress rapidly into exciting viable businesses. Initial funding $40000.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Fledge


United States of America

Fledge is a network of conscious company accelerators educating guiding and mentoring mission driven for profit startups from around the world. Founded in 2012 over a dozen 10 week accelerator sessions have been run so far in Seattle Peru and Barcelona. As of 2017 there are 82 fledgling companies based in 22 countries. All received investments of at least $15000 $20000. Some millions more.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Global Accelerator Networks


The Global Accelerator Network is an invite-only organization of short-term, mentorship-driven with terms-favorable-to-entrepreneurs accelerators. Their members are located in 63 cities spanning 6 continents.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Good.bee


Austria

good.bee Holding GesmbH is the financial inclusion business of Erste Group (60%) and ERSTE Foundation (40%). Set up in 2008 by the ERSTE Foundation and Erste Group its principle task is to develop innovative solutions to break down the barriers to financial inclusion for individuals and enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe. By extending the reach of responsible and suitable financial services to social enterprises and disadvantaged people.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Europe Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Grameen Foundation USA


United States of America

Grameen Foundation helps the world's poorest especially women improve their lives and escape poverty by providing them with access to small loans essential information and viable business opportunities. Through two of the most effective tools known small loans and the mobile phone they work to make a real difference in the lives of those who have been left behind. They create economic opportunities for the world s poorest build large scale easy to replicate solutions to end the cycle of poverty in developing countries around the world and lead the industry in measuring impact and delivering results.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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GreenStart


United States

Greenstart is a design studio and startup accelerator focused on digital cleantech (using software to reduce dirty energy or expand clean energy).

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Northern America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Groundwork Labs


United States of America

Groundwork Labs is a community for selected entrepreneurs to test their idea and get expert guidance before they take their next step, whether that be bootstrapping their company to revenue, getting their first round of funding, or gaining admission to an accelerator.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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GrowLab


Canada

GrowLab is a Vancouver based startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding mentorship collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming. GrowLab brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from the world and connect them with our global network of top tier investors mentors and partners. Initial investment $20000.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Hired By Society


HIRED BY SOCIETY enables young, talented people to start their careers as social entrepreneurs in Austria and supports the implementation of their ideas for positive change in society.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Europe Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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HUB Vienna Incubation


Austria

Impact Hub Vienna is a place that inspires and supports new solutions for the world’s pressing issues. Located in a beautiful loft in the heart of the city, connecting a network of people, organizations and places dedicated to driving positive change, filled with all the tools and trimmings needed to realize impactful ideas and develop ventures – simply a resourceful place for people who want to make a difference to work, meet, learn, connect.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Ignia Fund


Mexico

IGNIA is an impact investing venture capital firm based in Monterrey, Mexico that supports the founding and expansion of high growth social enterprises that serve the base of the socio-economic pyramid in Mexico.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Impact Amplifier


South Africa

Impact Amplifier is an investment, supplier development and sustainability advisory firm whose mission is to accelerate the growth and capital provision of high impact, innovative businesses in Africa.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Education

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Incubate NYC


IncubateNYC is the community for aspiring entrepreneurs transforming their ideas into sustainable business models.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Intellecap


India

Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. The unique positioning at the intersection of social and commercial business sectors allows us to attract and nurture intellectual capital that combines the business training of the commercial world with the passion and commitment of the social world to shape distinctive solutions.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Health Improvement

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Invest2Innovate


United States of America

Invest2Innovate supports early-stage enterprises and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem in untapped developing markets. They have been working in Pakistan since 2011, and plan to scale to other markets in 2015. i2i finds, vets and selects young entrepreneurs for the i2i Accelerator, a four month program that provides business support, mentorship and access to i2i Angels, their angel investor community. By supporting entrepreneurs, engaging mentors & investors, and partnering with local stakeholders, they are working to build a better enabling environment in Pakistan to encourage investment & entrepreneurship, as well as foster economic growth and positive social change in the country.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Asia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Investment Ready Program


Netherlands

The Investment Ready Program is an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and aims to advance social entrepreneurship through capacity building and catalyzing investment into the sector. Investment range: EUR 50,000 - 500,000.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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iStarter


Italy

iStarter is an innovative business incubator/accelerator that provides cutting-edge coaching to startuppers through its unrivalled network of partners and senior advisors. They strive to connect ideas with high potential to the global market for opportunities and investments.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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LIVING CITIES


United States of America

Founded in 1991 Living Cities harnesses the collective power of twenty two of the world s largest foundations and financial institutions to build a new type of urban practice geared at getting dramatically better results for low income people faster. Together we are working with cross sector leaders in cities to develop and scale new approaches to dramatically improve the economic well being of low income people. Our investments research networks and convenings catalyze fresh thinking and combine support for innovative comprehensive local approaches with real time sharing of knowledge to accelerate and deepen adoption in more places.In 20 years Living Cities members have collectively invested almost $1 billion helping shape federal funding programs redirecting public and private resources and helping communities to build homes stores schools community facilities and more. Our members are not simply funders. They shape our work and priorities by participating on the Living Cities Board of Directors and four standing committees.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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m:lab East Africa


Kenya

m:lab East Africa is a consortium of four organizations aiming to be a leader in identifying, nurturing and helping to build sustainable enterprises in the knowledge economy.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Mara Foundation


Uganda

Mara Foundation is Mara Group s social enterprise that focuses on emerging African entrepreneurs. They work to create sustainable economic and business development opportunities for young business owners via their Mara Launchpad incubation centres Mara Launch Fund and Mara Mentor.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Nigeria Impact: Employment Generation

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MicroVest


United States of America

MicroVest Capital Management LLC is a private for profit investment adviser dedicated to reducing global poverty by applying a commercial framework to investing. MicroVest seeks sustainable solutions to poverty by facilitating the flow of international private capital to low income financial institutions.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Mozilla WebFWD


Mozilla WebFWD is a 3-month hands-on accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs from around the globe build healthy businesses.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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NESsT


United States of America

NESsT develops sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in emerging market economies. Invested to date: US $8.090M.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Europe Impact: Food Security

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New Ventures India


India

New Venture promote clean technology innovation in Asia and Africa to serve the needs of the current and future generations in a sustainable manner. New Ventures work with development financial institutions international consultancies think tanks and impact investors to facilitate the flow of capital to green and environmentally safe businesses.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: India Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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NXTP Labs


Argentina

NXTP Labs is the most active early stage fund for tech companies in Latin America. A powerful network for entrepreneurs, investors, executives and organizations who believe in building the best ventures with global impact. Acceleration and growth are part of the DNA.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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OIKO CREDIT


United States of America

A worldwide financial institution that promotes global justice by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. For more than 30 years Oikocredit has proved that entrepreneurs cooperatives and small businesses in developing countries are credit worthy partners. Oikocredit USA was established to raise awareness among Americans of the opportunity to invest in the international cooperative.

Type: Corporate Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Education

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Panzanzee


United States

Panzanzee is Chicago's social enterprise incubator co working space and continuous community. They exist to provide discovery resources trust and traction for entrepreneurs and professionals pursuing social impact.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Northern America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Pipa


Brazil

Pipa's goal is to train entrepreneurs who really have a strong commitment to build business with a positive impact in the world. Pipa do this through the combined knowledge network and years of experience in strategy marketing technology branding and other areas.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Points of Light


United States

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator is the first accelerator program and investment fund in the country focused on civic ventures for profit and nonprofit startups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The three month bootcamp style program convenes 10 15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each startup to seek investments and scale their social innovation. The Civic Accelerator was launched in 2012 in partnership with Village Capital and receives generous support from PwC Charitable Foundation and Starbucks Foundation both founding partners and from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation SAP and their official hotel sponsor Hilton Worldwide.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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Queen City Forward


United States of America

Queen City Forward provides a hub for entrepreneurs who have business ideas that address social needs and work to balance a triple bottom line of people planet and profit. They encourage enable and scale these social enterprises to create a robust cluster of innovation in the Charlotte region.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Northern America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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responsAbility Social Investments AG


CH

responsAbility use investments to empower people at the base of the global income pyramid. They help them realize their economic potential by giving them access to markets information and other services important for their development from which they were previously excluded. responsAbility offers financing to businesses and initiatives in developing countries and emerging markets adapted to their needs and circumstances.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact:

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RockHealth


United States of America

Rock Health supports innovators working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Founded in 2010 Rock Health supports health entrepreneurs through a startup accelerator open source research and public events.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Northern America Impact: Health Improvement

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Shared Interest


United States of America

Shared Interest works as a catalyst for social and economic change in South Africa. Since thier inception in 1994 they have used loan guarantees to bridge the gap between South African banks and marginalized people previously considered unbankable during apartheid.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Affordable Housing

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StarCube


Czech Republic

In just 3 months you could be running your own company! Small teams and individuals enter the 3-month StarCube startup accelerator. Three months later, after intensive workshops, courses and practicals, dynamic, vibrant young companies emerge!

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact:

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Startup Farm


Brazil

Startup Farm love the digital entrepreneurship. Their goal is simple: to train entrepreneurs, transforming ideas into real business, generating positive impact to society.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: South America Impact: Access to Information

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Startupbusiness


Italy

Startupbusiness is a web platform aimed to stimulate and support relationships matching deals share of information among the main actors of the innovation ecosystem.

Type: Corporate Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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StartupYard


Czech Republic

StartupYard is a seed accelerator for technology startups. Its goal is to help companies build viable products, launch fast and successfully raise capital. It follows the philosophy, methodology, and standard of world-class accelerators such as Y Combinator or TechStars.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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SURF Incubator


United States of America

SURF Incubator is a community-supported space for digital entrepreneurs.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Information

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The Growth Hub


United Kingdom

The GrowthHub is a platform, space and learning environment designed to incubate and accelerate startups to success. They help entrepreneurs grow their ventures to strong commercial businesses. Investments: $100,000.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Tree Labs


The Tree Labs is an accelerator of digital startups.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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TreeTops Capital


United States of America

The Treetops team shares a common vision that achieving commercial returns and investing sustainably are not incongruous but rather complementary. Where there is a large social or environmental need a whether it is access to finance for small businesses or need for affordable energy efficient housing there is the potential to make both financial returns and a sustainable impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Unltd Hyderabad


UnLtd India is the only incubator with financial and non-financial support for all types of social entrepreneurs at even the earliest stage of development.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Asia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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UnLtd India


India

UnLtd India finds, funds and supports start-up social entrepreneurs - individuals with the ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills to bring about lasting social change in India. The organisation operates out of Mumbai and works in conjunction with the Social Entrepreneurs' Trust, its fundraising arm in the UK.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Southern Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Unreasonable Institute


United States of America

Unreasonable Institute is dedicated to tackling the world’s biggest problems by arming entrepreneurs who can take them on with the mentorship, capital, and lasting, robust network to make it happen. They do this by running multi-week, in person acceleration programs in Boulder, CO, USA; Kampala, Uganda; and Aguascalientes, Mexico (with more locations to launch soon).

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Wennovation Hub


Nigeria

Located at the ALF provided facility in Ikeja Lagos State the Wennovation HubTM expects to train up to twenty five entrepreneurs within each funding window starting from first quarter 2011 (each funding window is to run from 9 24 months).

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Nigeria Impact: Community Development

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Z80 Labs Technology Incubator


United States

Z80 Labs Technology Incubator's goal is to re-ignite the internet-based technology sector in the Buffalo area, providing a catalyst in building a technology economy in Buffalo and western New York. They are a technology incubator, which allows participants to build technology businesses within an accelerator environment that provides valuable support across a wide range of functions.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact:

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