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Impact Investors Tag: Innovation 16

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Alcoa Foundation

United States of America

Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$22 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa s thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company s signature Month of Service program in 2013 a record 62 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1300 events across 24 countries benefiting more than 505000 people and 1900 nonprofit organizations

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development


BMW Foundation


The BMW Foundation brings together people from across communities cultures and countries to drive social innovation facilitate global dialogue and promote responsible leadership .We focus on global leaders who we want to enlist as active players in a vibrant civil society. At the heart of our work is our Responsible Leaders Network. It connects the some 2000 individuals from business politics and society who have participated in our young leaders programs and major events to date.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Community Development




BongoHive, based in Lusaka, Zambia, was set up in May 2011. BongoHive is Zambia’s first Technology and Innovation hub that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to address the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow, through technology, innovation and the power of business.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Zambia Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation


BOP Innovation Center

The BoP Innovation Center develops, learns about and accelerates market-led sustainable innovations in these low-income markets. The Base of the Pyramid (BOP) is the poorest consumer group worldwide. With over 4 billion people, it is also the largest. The BoP Innovation Center enables the development of new business models, encompassing all areas of the supply chain from sourcing and production to new products and services sold on the market. They do this by developing sustainable innovations, capturing and sharing learnings and working to improve the enabling environment. This creates a win-win-win situation, wherein organizations and consumers all benefit.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Disease Specific Prevention and Mitigation




Enviu starts world changing companies which aim to solve social and ecological issues in a sustainable way. Companies aimed at creating environmental and social impact. The products and services of their start ups aim to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible in a sustainable way.

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



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


Heart Capital

South Africa

Heart Capital is a boutique social investment company based in Cape Town South Africa. They work in partnership with heart South Africa s first social enterprise incubator. Their goal is to drive significant social change in a financially sustainable way. They achieve this by combining the humanitarian mindset of philanthropy the value creating capacity of entrepreneurship and the time proven model of venture capital.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South Africa Impact: Community Development


MaRS - Investment Accelerator Fund


The Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) helps build and strengthen Ontario based businesses in the cleantech ICT and life sciences & healthcare sectors.MaRS is a non profit organization that partners with entrepreneurs researchers business and government to build the next generation of high growth companies in Canada s knowledge economy.

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


MARS Discovery District


MaRS is where science technology and social entrepreneurs get the help they need. Where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas. And where a global reputation for innovation is being earned one success story at a time.MaRS is more than a building it s building on MaRS co founder Dr. John Evans vision for the future. Great minds may not think alike but they like each other s company a brilliant idea in isolation is not enough to create a real breakthrough. MaRS is a leader in the trend toward urban innovation districts which allow entrepreneurs access to corporations investors mentors university institutions and labs to test their concepts. We are where inspiration meets realization.

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


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



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


SE Forum - Social Entrepreneurship Forum


Since 2004, SE Forum has been promoting social entrepreneurship and supporting entrepreneurs making an impact. Their members and partners work around the world to improve society’s pressing problems.

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




Seedstars is a global organisation with activities in key emerging markets. Seedstars connect stakeholders within these ecosystems build companies from scratch with our public and private partners and invest in the top entrepreneurs. Through the different activities of startup scouting company building and acceleration programs they now have access to entrepreneurs investors incubators corporates and government officials.

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




Finnish National Fund is the future of an organization that works to Finland's competitiveness and promote the welfare of the Finns. They anticipate social change looking for promote new operating models and stimulate businesses aimed at sustainable well being. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is a future oriented organization That promotes Finland's Competitiveness and the well being of the Finnish people. They also anticipate societal change try out new operating models and Accelerate business activities Aimed at creating sustainable well being.

Type: Government Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development



United States of America

Since its launch at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in 2005, Telecentre.org has been instrumental in creating telecentre networks in about 40 nations. Efforts in this period have also resulted in evolving a strong knowledge sharing program and the establishment of the Telecentre.org Academy to support and improve the knowledge and skills of telecentre operators.

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




Villgro envision that once a model is established to transform innovative ideas into reality, a virtuous cycle will set in naturally, encouraging further innovation and wealth creation in rural areas. It is thriving eco-system that inspires, recognizes, nurtures and transforms innovation and enterprises to impact lives. They believe it is possible because India is the world's largest democracy and is globally recognized for its intellect and scientific temper. It has an active private sector, a free and vigilant media and a bold and growing middle class.

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