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AFRILINK


United States of America

AFRILINK provides mentors recruited from USA and Africa to assist young African entrepreneurs in growing their small businesses. We are focused on Kenya for next several months. Fight Youth unemployment in Africa through creation of enterprises by College educated Youth through the provision of business skills training mentorship access to financial resources and markets.

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

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Agora Partnerships


United States of America

Agora Partnerships accelerates the growth of early stage impact companies in Latin America. They are a global community of entrepreneurs investors mentors and individuals dedicated to using the power of business to effect positive change in their communities. They work only with early stage entrepreneurs where the right kind of support can significantly accelerate their ability to create impact. Their aim is to help build a more just sustainable world primarily though Impact Accelerator program which provides entrepreneurs with access to social human and financial capital.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Mexico Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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Alliance of Angels


United States of America

Alliance of Angels (AoA) is a group of more than 120 investors who fund and mentor early stage companies based in the Pacific Northwest. It is recognized as one of the most active angel groups in the nation, having invested over $100 million in more than 200 early stage companies since 1997.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Argidius Foundation


Switzerland

The Argidius Foundation explicitly followed a strategy of support for international, market-driven, business development initiatives to alleviate poverty, with a current focus on the creation of sustainable employment “plus” for the poor in developing countries.

Type: Foundation Geography: Switzerland Impact: Capacity Building

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Band of Angels


United States of America

Band of Angels is a venture capital firm specializing in start up seed series A and early stage investments. It does not invest in non high technology startups. The firm seeks to invest in high technology companies with a focus on internet web services life science biotechnology software energy communications semiconductor telecom and networking. It primarily targets companies located within the Silicon Valley. The firm may also consider investments in the Louisiana and San Diego areas.

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

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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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Better Ventures


United States of America

Better Ventures provides funding and support to companies creating scalable solutions to some of the world s biggest challenges. They believe in the power of technology to address the most important issues of our time from education and work to health and the environment. Given the magnitude of the world s problems and the enormous market opportunities they represent it takes the best and brightest minds armed with the best resources to address them.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Community Development

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Clean Tech Open


United States of America

The Cleantech Open is a not for profit organization that runs the world s largest accelerator for cleantech startups. Our mission is to find fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today s most urgent energy environmental and economic challenges.There mission is to find fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today's most urgent energy environmental and economic challenges. We provide the infrastructure expertise and strategic relationships that turn clever ideas into successful global cleantech companies. Fueled by a global network of more than 2000 volunteers and sponsors the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making the cleantech sectors a thriving economic engine around the world.

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

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Compartamos con Colombia


Colombia

Compartamos con Colombia is a multi enterprise corporation nonprofit organization that focuses on developing leaders transfer knowledge and build capacity in organizations in order to increase its contribution to social development. Compartamos con Colombia is a non profit organization that based on a multi purpose collaborative model seeks to promote support and promote high impact social initiatives. Its purpose is to strengthen the social sector channeling the knowledge of leading professional services firms that believe in the importance of its contribution to the social transformation of Colombia.

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

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Conscious Venture Lab


United States of America

What would happen if businesses around the world started caring as much about people as they do about profit?This question is at the center of our task. Conscious Venture Lab is an early stage business accelerator with the goal of developing companies and leaders who embrace capitalism as a powerful catalyst for good in society.We believe there is a way to practice capitalism that allows it to be the greatest power for human improvement and also eliminates the rough edges and massive inequalities that are now being laid upon society.We work to help extraordinary entrepreneurs in their quest to build companies with societal purpose at their core to give them all the tools and support they need to create engaged happy employees loyal and joyful customers deeply authentic partnerships caring and safe communities and financial wealth for all their stakeholders.Our program is a 6 month immersion program aimed at accelerating conscious entrepreneurs to traction and revenu

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

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First Round Capital


United States of America

First Round is a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies, including Uber, Square and Warby Parker. Through custom-built software, incredible in-person experiences, and a host of other unique services, First Round helps tiny companies get big while constantly reimagining the role of venture capital.

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

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Flat6Labs


Egypt

Flat6Labs is a leading startup accelerator and seed stage investment company that fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas in the MENA region. It provides seed funding, strategic mentorship, a creative workspace, a multitude of perks, entrepreneurship-focused business training, and directly support its startups through an expansive network of partner entities, mentors and investors. Flat6Labs currently has three established accelerators program in Cairo, Egypt, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, the UAE, an upcoming fourth in Beirut Lebanon and with plans to expand into more location in the MENA region soon.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Iran (Islamic Republic of) Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Founder.org


United States of America

FOUNDER.org is an investor and company building program for student entrepreneurs at leading universities around the world. FOUNDER.org intense 8D Company Building Program fast tracks your team through the challenges of building a high impact company while you re doing it. And they provide you with the funding you need to get started. FOUNDER.org hands on transformative experience is designed to increase your odds of survival and to help you grow your new venture faster and take it further than you ever imagined. FOUNDER.org is a team of serial Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who have built billion dollar companies.

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

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Fundemex


Mexico

The Business Foundation in Mexico AC (Fundemex) is a nonprofit organization created in 2004 by the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) and business organizations that comprise it.It invests in territories and sectors to develop a development route with impact potential. It works to boost free market democracy social responsibilities and equal opportunities.

Type: Foundation Geography: Mexico Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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Generation Enterprise


United States of America

Generation Enterprise is a youth led network of small business incubators and community hubs that equip street youth to leave life on the streets start sustainable businesses and create jobs. Each site acts as an engine of economic development integrating so called unemployable young people into the formal economy as entrepreneurs employers and community leaders.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Nigeria Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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i3 Latam


Mexico

i3 Latam is the initiative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Ashoka Hystra and New Ventures Mexico closes its call on 15 June 2014. The program looks at the top 10 social entrepreneurs in Latin America based on its high impact and trajectory to link them with the best opportunities support them to structure their strategic plan its impact catalyze and turn them into success stories in the region.

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

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ICCO Investments


Netherlands

The ICCO Cooperative has over ten years of experience in deploying different investment instruments to contribute to its core mission poverty alleviation and social justice. The strategy of the ICCO Cooperative is focused in two main areas 'Securing sustainalbe livelihood' and 'Empowering justice for all'. With their investment instruments they try to leverage the work they do with partners in their Grants based programs. By offering a range of financing instruments ICCO is also able to support their partners in all phases of their development until they are financially stable and have access to mainstream financial markets and systems.

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

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Impact Lab


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Impact Lab is committed to supporting entrepreneurs whose ventures address societal environmental or economic challenges. Impact Lab structured mentoring programme offers groups of corporate professionals the opportunity to collaborate with selected entrepreneurs in order to build their social ventures.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Information

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International Diaspora Engagement Alliance


United States of America

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched IdEA at the inaugural Global Diaspora Forum in May 2011. IdEA is a non partisan non profit organization managed via a public private partnership between the the U.S. Department of State the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).IdEA opens opportunities for diaspora communities to give back to their countries of origin or ancestry. IdEA s activities are organized around five principal pillars entrepreneurship volunteerism philanthropy social innovation and diplomacy.Diaspora communities make vital but little recognized contributions to the progress of their countries of origin or ancestry. They often share goals with governments businesses and NGOs.

Type: Government Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Interplay Ventures


United States of America

Interplay Ventures cofounds and invests in companies. The firm is vertically agnostic focusing on disrupting industries through the use of technology and design. Interplay is located in New York City with offices around the country.

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

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Lester Center for Entrepreneurship


United States of America

The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship is internationally recognized for providing leading edge entrepreneurship education and scholarly research in innovation at the hub of the UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area’s collaborative, multidisciplinary startup community. Their offerings include Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad class, the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps, their partnership with the Skydeck Accelerator plus many more. They are an integral part of the innovation ecosystem at UC Berkeley.

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

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Lune Rouge


Canada

The guiding principle of Lune Rouge founded by Guy Laliberte in 2015 is to promote innovation creativity and entrepreneurship. The company develops projects and invests in funds with a focus on technology the arts entertainment and real estate as well as on initiatives that generate positive social and environmental impacts.

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

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Nexus India Capital Advisors


United States of America

We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs in the US and India. Our team comprises ex entrepreneurs who are strong bottom up thinkers and sleeves rolled up operators. With decades of experience in building and funding globally leading companies we manage USD 1.2 billion across funds. Our footprint in world s two leading markets positions us uniquely with global insights and ability to serve entrepreneurs.

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

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Opinno


Spain

Opinno is a global innovation consultancy. They transform organizations through design, prototyping and validation of new products, services and business models, using lean development and open innovation methodologies.

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

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Phoenix Venture Partners


United States of America

We look for transformative Advanced Materials innovations including novel engineered materials new device architectures and advanced process technologies and tools. We invest in innovations that enable entirely new products dramatic performance improvements of existing products enhanced efficiency and/or greener manufacturing processes for major industries such as Consumer Electronics Drug Delivery Chemicals Energy Generation Energy Storage Solar Water and Building Materials to name a few.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Health Improvement

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Point Nine Capital


Germany

Point Nine Capital is a Berlin based early stage venture capital firm primarily investing in Software as a Service (SaaS) marketplace lead generation and eCommerce startups. The fund and its managers have backed a number of highly successful Internet companies including Zendesk DeliveryHero DocPlanner and DaWanda.

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

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Primary Venture Partners


United States of America

Primary Venture Partners formerly known as High Peaks Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund based in NYC. The firm is run by Brad Svrluga and Ben Sun who have a combined 30 year track record as successful investors and operators. We make seed investments in industry transforming technology companies and reserve capital to follow our initial investments across multiple financings. We focus on NYC and the Northeast leveraging proximity to closely support our founders and connect portfolio companies to each other.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America 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: Capacity Building

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SAB Foundation


South Africa

The SAB Foundation is focused on igniting a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa with a focus on women the youth persons with disability and persons in rural areas.

Type: Foundation Geography: Africa Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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SEED SPOT


United States of America

SEED SPOT is a social impact incubator educating accelerating and investing in entrepreneurs building products services and technologies that improve lives. SEED SPOT is nationally ranked by Gust as one of the Top 20 Accelerators in the World and in 2015 was named by Cisco & UBI Global as one of the Top 3 Social Impact Incubators in the United States. SEED SPOT runs two impact areas Communities and Schools. SEED SPOT Communities supports local ecosystems empowering adult entrepreneurs through two programs the 2 Day Launch Camp and the Impact Accelerator. SEED SPOT Schools empowers high schools to teach social entrepreneurs with Explore Intro to Impact Driven Entrepreneurship and Build Designing an Impact Driven Business. For more information visit seedspot.org.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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Sinapis Group


Kenya

Sinapis Group's mission is to empower aspiring entrepreneurs in the developing world with innovative scalable business ideas by providing them with a rigorous Christ centered business education world class consulting and mentoring services and access to seed capital. Through these means they strive to create ethical business leaders sustainable employment and an improved quality of life for many that they may glorify God in service of His people.

Type: Corporate Geography: Kenya Impact: Capacity Building

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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Skoll Centre is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. They foster social transformation through education research and collaboration.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britai Impact: Access to Education

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Startup Weekend


United States

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire educate and empower individuals teams and communities. Come share ideas form teams and launch startups.With events in over 400 cities and 110 countries around the world Startup Weekend is the world's biggest educational movement for entrepreneurs.Startup Weekends are 54 hour events where developers designers marketers product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas form teams build products and launch startups! We are on a mission to educate entrepreneurs empower communities and cultivate leaders around the world. We are committed to delivering the worlds premier experiential education for entrepreneurs supported by a community of amazing volunteers

Type: Corporate Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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The Founder Institute


United States of America

The Founder Institute is an early stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part time four month program existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training feedback and support from experienced startup CEOs while not being required to quit their day job.

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

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Tie Network


United States of America

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs corporate executives and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13000 members including over 2500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Generate Funds for Charitable Giving

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Transist


Transist (Tech Impact) is a social enterprise incubator based in Shanghai China. Our mission is to create find and scale companies that lie at the intersection between technology and social enterprise.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Impact:

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VentureWell


United States of America

Venture Well provides venture development support and seed investment to entrepreneurs creating scalable market oriented solutions to social and environmental problems.

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

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VLab


United States of America

VLAB is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum a non profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas technology and people. They provide a forum for San Francisco and Silicon Valley s leading entrepreneurs industry experts venture capitalists private investors and technologists to exchange insights about how to effectively grow high tech ventures amidst dynamic market risks and challenges. In a world where markets change at breakneck speed knowledge is a critical source of competitive advantage. Their forums provide an excellent opportunity to network and learn about pivotal business issues emerging industries and the latest technologies.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Wadhwani Foundation


India

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani the Foundation s primary mission is economic acceleration of emerging economies. The Foundation embarked upon its mission in India first and subsequently the Foundation has expanded into the U.S and other countries.In India with an expected growth of 250 300 million people joining the workforce by 2022 large scale job creation has became the primary imperative for the country. Also as India s population grows young most advanced nations of the world are growing old offering India an opportunity to become the global talent supplier. Catalyzing job creation and skill development become the two primary target areas of focus for the Foundation.

Type: Foundation Geography: India Impact: Community Development

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