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1871


United States

Founded in 2012 1871 was created to support Chicago s digital startup community. Since that time it has become the hub for the city s thriving technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Today 1871 is the home of more than 400 early stage high growth digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart this 150000 square foot facility is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators industry specific incubators tech talent schools the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition the state s leading technology advocate a number of Chicago based VCs and satellite offices for Northwestern University University of Illinois University of Chicago Loyola University Chicago Illinois Institute of Technology DeVry University and DePaul University.

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

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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: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Health Improvement

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AGRA


Kenya

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a dynamic partnership working across the African continent to help millions of small scale farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger. AGRA s mission is to trigger a uniquely African Green Revolution one that transforms agriculture into a highly productive competitive an sustainable system that assures food security and lifts millions out of poverty.AGRA is an African led alliance focused on putting farmers at the center of our continent s growing economy. AGRA advances uniquely African solutions to sustainably raise farmers productivity and connect them to a growing marketplace. Together with its partnersincluding researchers donors African governments the private sector and civil societyAGRA seeks to create an environment where Africa feeds itself. AGRA works across 18 countries in sub Saharan Africa and maintains a head office in Nairobi Kenya and country offices in Ghana Mali Mozambique and Tanzania. Learn more at http//agra.org/

Type: Foundation Geography: United Republic of Tanzania Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Anavo


Anavo comes from the Greek word to light . We strive to light the pathway for entrepreneurs who deliver products and services that meet basic human needs. We take risks on supporting innovative delivery and distribution models because we believe the returns are enormous for democratizing access to life improving services. We believe that there is no better time than the present to optimistically set high expectations for the quality of life for 7 billion lives on the planet.

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

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Angel Ventures Mexico


MX

Angel Ventures Mexico leading early stage venture capital firm founded in August 2008 in Mexico City Mexico. Its creation was derived from a clear lack of funding opportunities in the early stage sector in Mexico and a need for investors to look out for new ventures and small businesses with high potential that are in search of capital. The model was inspired by the traditional model of angel investing which led to the development of some of the biggest companies in developed countries.

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

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Aspiring World Ventures


United States of America

Aspiring World Ventures LLC (AWV) is a venture capital firm investing in profitable and leading development oriented businesses among aspiring peoples primarily in Africa Asia Latin America and Eastern Europe. AWV's investment approach takes into account the financial social and environmental dimensions the concept of triple bottom line investing. In addition to capital it will provide technical assistance in strategic planning structuring implementation governance and management.

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

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B Revolution Capital


United States

B Revolution is a B Corporation consulting firm providing turnkey solutions for ventures seeking to earn the B Corporation certification. From optimizing assessment performance to legal adoption and compliance to securing mission aligned capital B Revolution helps ventures achieve high impact profit driven success.

Type: Corporate Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Blue Ridge Foundation


United States of America

Since 1999, BRF have supported great entrepreneurs with ideas that create a meaningful social impact, especially for people living in high-poverty communities. Over the years, they have provided these start-ups with support ranging from seed funding and co-working space in their offices, to hands-on support to help them build, launch, and test their concepts.

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

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Center for Social Innovation


United States

The Centre for Social Innovation is a social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and around the world. We believe that society is facing unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. We also believe that new innovations are the key to turning these challenges into opportunities to improve our communities and our planet.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Canada Impact:

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Citizen Engagement Laboratory


United States

CEL is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society. We support, start, and connect individuals and organizations that use technology-fueled approaches to close the gap between the world we live in and the more just and equal world most of us want.

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

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Common


COMMON accelerates the launch and growth of businesses that take care of the planet and all the creatures on it.

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

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Commons Capital


Commons Capital is a venture capital firm founded to realize competitive rates of return by investing in promising young companies whose products services and corporate cultures promote a sustainable economy and deliver market solutions to major social and environmental problems. Commons Capital believe that business can be a powerful force for good in the world and that early stage companies due to their creativity flexibility and energy have a unique capacity disproportionate to their size to generate positive solutions.

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

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Creas


Argentina

Founded in 2000 Creas is a network of Christian professional men and women from different fields. It is an ecumenical organization that seeks to strengthen the capacity of the ecumenical movement churches and social organizations to promote civil political economic social cultural and environmental human rights.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Argentina Impact: Community Development

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Creation Investments


United States of America

Creation Investments Capital Management LLC is a leading alternative investment management company with a focus on private equity investments in Microfinance Institutions Small and Medium Enterprise lenders Emerging Market Banks and other BOP Financial Services Providers. Named a leading Impact Investment fund manager by ImpactAssets50 in 2011 Creation Investments currently manages 4B Capital Fund A L3C Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund II and specialized managed accounts with over $100 million in assets under management from individual family office and institutional investors. Together with our portfolio companies we provide access to capital and needed products and services for those living in poverty to engage in small business activity and income generation significantly impacting those living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. We seek to maximize financial and social returns on investment creating significant we

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

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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 Financial Services

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Earth Capital Partners


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Earth Capital Partners is part of the SET3 global group of specialist investment managers each with differing regional and sector focus but with a common focus on sustainability. For some investments they use the resources of broader group where they are better placed to source and manage those investments. ECP is focused towards sustainable technology venture and growth capital. Responding to increasing investor demand for transparent sustainable investment products ECP has developed the Earth Dividend TM an annual reported measure of the contribution investments make to sustainable development.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Empowerment Group


United States

Empowerment Group is a nonprofit organization committed to building a better Philadelphia by spurring economic growth. We recognize that innovative thinkers and business owners are the cornerstone to any vibrant business community, and we can give each entrepreneur the tools to thrive.

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

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Entrepreneurs Organization


The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a global business network of 9,500+ business owners in 131 chapters and 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Our vision is to build the world's most influential entrepreneur community, which aligns with our mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Impact:

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eVentures Africa Fund


Netherlands

eVentures Africa Fund was launched in 2010 since 2016 we re fully invested so eVA Fund I is officially closed. We re currently considering the launch of a 2nd Fund. Further announcements can be expected by mid 2017.eVA Fund is dedicated to mobilize capital and sustainable tech experience to invest in small and medium sized African internet related companies. eVA Fund focusses on development in terms of capital and business development support i.e. knowledge experience access to proven business concepts/applications and network.The target region is sub Saharan Africa. eVA Fund has done 12 investments in Ghana Kenya Zambia and South Africa. 4 have been liquidated 4 exited and currently 4 are still actively managed.eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) was launched as a private pilot fund in January 2010 and is currently managed by its founder Vincent Kouwenhoven.The ultimate goal of eVA Fund is investing capital and knowledge to strengthen small and medium sized internet related enterprises thus securing and creating jobs and income for large African communities and with that generating attractive financial returns for investors.

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

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Fair Food Network


United States

Fair Food Network is a non-profit headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI. We work at the intersection of food systems, sustainability and equity to guarantee access to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food, especially in under-served communities.

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

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Ferd Social Entrepreneurs


Norway

Ferd is a family owned Norwegian industrial and financial group that takes a long active ownership in strong companies with international potential and operate financial business through investments in a broad range of asset classes. In addition to commercial operations the Group has an extensive involvement in social entrepreneurship.

Type: Corporate Geography: Norway Impact: Access to Financial Services

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First Hill Partners


United States

Our principals have significant experience in a variety of company sales mergers acquisitions and divestitures. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with strategic insight and analysis a deep rolodex of relationships and senior level attention and execution on every transaction. For our company sale/divestiture clients this approach has helped us to strategically position our clients to a broad base of potential buyers (including those not immediately obvious to all parties) enabling us to exceed expectations for consideration and service received. For our buy side clients our broad relationships allow us to present proprietary acquisition targets that enable those clients access to strategic targets.

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

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Fortify Ventures


United States

Fortify is an early stage investment fund leveraging the proven experience of our team and our network to provide portfolio companies the community and capital they need to succeed.

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

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Good Capital


United States of America

Good Capital is an investment firm that increases the flow of capital to innovative ventures creating market-based solutions to inequality and poverty. Using a high engagement model, it invests in the most promising social enterprises and give them the tools and guidance they need to succeed. In addition, Good Capital actively leads the development of the emerging social capital market. Good Capital shares a deep commitment to the creation of a new, informed, and passionate world of investing that strategically moves more capital to good. It's first financial product, the Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, is seeking to fill the risk-taking expansion capital gap for social enterprises while providing investors with an attractive blend of financial and social returns. Its innovative model enables a new class of investors to put their money to work to change the world.

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

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GoodCompany


United States of America

GoodCompany Ventures catalyzes start-ups with innovative solutions to big, unmet social needs. GoodCompany entrepreneurs get a great place to work in Philadelphia, a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, and access to a network of capital sources and expert advisors. They champion models that offer investors both financial return and social impact.

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

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Gray Ghost Ventures


United States of America

Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV) is an impact investing firm dedicated to providing market-based solutions to entrepreneurs who are addressing the needs of low-income communities in emerging markets. GGV focuses on serving these low-income communities in developing nations through for-profit investment in operating companies or investment funds, ecosystem development and capacity building.

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

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GroFin


Mauritius

GroFin is a pioneering SME development financier assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to access tailored finance and experienced business support to start and grow successful businesses creating jobs and driving socio economic development. Their proven SME fund management ability and viability based investment model enables them to identify mitigate and manage the risks associated with investing in the SME sector and deliver targeted financial and development returns for their fund investor partners.

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

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Haykin Capital


United States of America

I am a serial entrepreneur angel investor and venture capitalist located in the Bay Area. My career spans 30 years in Consumer Enterprise and Infrastructure businesses in both technology and consumer services areas.

Type: Individual Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Energy

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Herbert B. Jones Foundation


United States of America

The Herbert B. Jones Foundation believes that entrepreneurism and small business are the backbone for the strength of the economic system. Herbert B. Jones Foundation promote this belief through the initial and temporary support of new business programs managed by post secondary educational entities in the state of Washington. Herbert B. Jones Foundation desire the business community to be a vibrant and productive environment and the recipients of the Foundation's support to positively impact the greater business community.

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

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Impact HUB Amsterdam 60 Day Challenge


Netherlands

The 60-day challenge is specially designed to faciliate 25 impact-driven entrepreneurs to accelerate their business idea. Are you one of them? Are you looking for a challenge? Then this is the course for you.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Netherlands Impact:

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Injaro Agricultural Capital Holdings


Ghana

Injaro Agricultural Capital Holdings Ltd. (Injaro) has been established with the aim of carrying out investment activities for advancing the social objectives of alleviating poverty and revitalizing distressed regions in West Africa. Injaro makes investments in debt, quasi-equity, and equity in small-and medium-sized enterprises along the agricultural value chain in designated countries of West Africa. The agriculture value chain encompasses the full range of activities and participants involved in moving agricultural products from input suppliers to farmers' fields, and ultimately, to consumers' tables. The countries Injaro is focusing on are Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone.

Type: Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Food Security

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Insitor Management


Cambodia

Insitor Management is an impact investment firm with operational headquarters in Phnom Penh Cambodia and offices in New Delhi India and Yangon Myanmar. It invests in companies operating in access to energy water housing health and education in Southeast Asia and India. Insitor Management is the investment advisor of Insitor Seed Fund and Insitor Impact Fund an investment company organized into two sub funds Insitor Poverty Alleviation Fund and Insitor Energy Access Fund. The Insitor Management team has extensive operational experience with early stage businesses in Developing Asia and brings expertise as entrepreneurs strategy consultants and finance professionals. As a 100% locally based management team it takes an active role in supporting its entrepreneurs and growing its companies.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Asia Impact: Health Improvement

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Invested Development


US

Invested Development is an impact investment network. They invest in seed stage for profit social enterprises with innovative solutions to poverty in mobile technology and alternative energy.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Global Impact: Access to Energy

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Jacana Partners


Ghana

Jacana is an African private equity firm that invests in SMEs to deliver sustainable financial and social returns.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Ghana Impact:

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Kiva


United States of America

Kiva has developed the world's first ever online peer to peer microfinance lending platform for connecting lenders with small to medium enterprises in developing countries. Lenders all over the world can loan to micro businesses in developing countries with 'deal flows' developed through local partner organizations in micro finance.

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

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LAUNCH


LAUNCH is a global initiative to identify and support the innovative work poised to contribute to a sustainable future and accelerate solutions to meet urgent challenges facing our society. NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE joined together to form LAUNCH in early 2010 in an effort to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to global challenges through a series of forums. LAUNCH searches for visionaries, whose world-class ideas, technologies or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts on society.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Southern Asia Impact: Health Improvement

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Launch Academy


Canada

Launch Academy is Vancouver’s leading entrepreneurship facility, housing more than 65 startups and 120 entrepreneurs. We help entrepreneurs execute on their startups through education, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Launch Academy has established an environment where ideas are vetted, business models are tested and successes are celebrated.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Canada Impact:

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Mac6


United States

MAC6 represents a new breed of business incubator. We’re defenders of free enterprise and the free world. We fuse together principles of Conscious Capitalism with creativity, collaboration, community and change to help early-stage companies achieve long-term profitability while making a positive social impact on society.

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

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ManoCap


United States

ManoCap is a private equity fund manager that makes equity investments in small to mid cap enterprises in West Africa.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Sierra Leone Impact: Employment Generation

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Mass Challenge


We help early-stage entrepreneurs win. We connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately. Our primary activities include running an annual global accelerator program and startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Impact:

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Mix and Stir


United States

We work with entrepreneurs to build and grow design driven companies. If you have a vision you want to make real and the gumption to make it happen, we’re looking for you. The key requirements are a passion to address real customer needs, the ability to collaborate well and the drive to create something extraordinary. A knack for thinking big gets you bonus points.

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

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New Cycle Capital


United States of America

New Cycle Capital is a venture capital firm that specializes in early stage investments of businesses. It invests in capital efficient businesses in the first round of institutional capital often as the only fund alongside angel investors. Portfolio businesses of the company are GOALSPRING OPOWER RENEWABLE FUNDING SABEResPODER TerraPass and VILLA. New Cycle Capital is located in the United States and it is founded by Josh Becker and Benjamin Black.

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

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Oikocredit USA


United States of America

Oikocredit is a worldwide financial cooperative that promotes global justice by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. As a social investor Oikocredit's work is guided by the principle of empowering people to improve their livelihoods. Oikocredit offers a triple return to its investors social environmental and financial. In addition to earning a modest return investors are secure in the knowledge that their money is being used to improve livelihoods promote fair trade and respect the planet's natural resources.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Outlook Ventures


United States of America

Established in 1996 Outlook Ventures actively invests in promising early and growth stage industry transforming information technology companies on the West Coast. We are passionate about working with talented entrepreneurs toward a shared vision. The firm applies its depth of industry experience and resources unique among early and growth stage firms to building each individual portfolio company. As a result Outlook has delivered returns in the top quartile of all venture funds and more importantly has helped entrepreneurs achieve profound impact on their industry sectors.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Peery Foundation


United States of America

The Peery Foundation is a Palo Alto based family foundation established in 1978 by Richard Peery. Peery Foundation mission is to strengthen youth and families to build lives of dignity and self reliance. Peery Foundation do this by investing in and serving social entrepreneurs and other leaders who are working to empower youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.

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

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Physic Ventures


United States of America

Physic Ventures provides capital and support to entrepreneurs focused on building exceptional science based consumer directed health and sustainable living companies. Physic Ventures approach capitalizes on the major economic social and political trends shaping the rapidly evolving landscape of personal and planetary health.

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

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Pomona Impact


United States

Pomona Impact is an angel investment group that targets small to medium sized impact businesses across Mexico Central America and Ecuador. These firms contribute significant benefits to people and communities at the bottom of the economic pyramid.Founded in May 2011 Pomona Impact has made some initial investments and is actively seeking additional opportunities to invest. They value the collaborative nature of impact investing and encourage individuals organizations and companies to reach out to them and share ideas on how to create meaningful impact in Central America and Ecuador through impact investing.Their limited experience has been both eye opening and inspiring the potential for impact investing in Central America and Ecuador is enormous and they are excited at the opportunity to help lead the way in putting social capital to work!

Type: Investor Network Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Capacity Building

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Regmifa


Switzerland

REGMIFA is an open ended debt fund dedicated to providing microfinance institutions in the region with a broad range of key financing instruments including long term debt quasi equity and guarantee schemes. Regmifa will finance approximately 50 financial institutions which in turn will lend to over 300000 small businesses in local currency (approximately 80% of the Fund s exposure) and aims to develop a credit portfolio of about USD 200 million by 2015.

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

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RSF Mezzanine Fund


United States of America

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a pioneering non profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of investors and donors RSF provides capital to non profit and for profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture Education & the Arts and Ecological Stewardship.

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

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Science Center Port Business Incubator


United States

Founded in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. We support technology commercialization and technology-based economic development on our campus and in the Greater Philadelphia region. Our 31 nonprofit shareholders include many of the distinguished colleges, universities, hospitals, and research institutions located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

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

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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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Sitawi


Brazil

The SITAWI is part of a new and important global movement that seeks to give civil society activities a high standard of excellence and efficiency. Thus the time and resources that are available to achieve maximum impact. Be in the financial field whether in the management SITAWI is an example to follow.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Brazil Impact: Community Development

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Small Enterprise Assistance Funds


US

SEAF is an SEC registered investment adviser of international private equity funds through which it invests growth capital and provides business support to growth-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") in frontier and emerging markets. With assets under management ("AUM") of USD 435 million, SEAF's funds support promising entrepreneurs while seeking to provide returns to investors and also produce significant social, environmental, and governance benefits for local communities. SEAF manages its funds through a network of 22 offices around the world, with its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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

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Social Venture Fund


Germany

The Social Venture Fund was initiated by Johannes Weber and founded together with the experienced entrepreneurs Dr. Monika Roell (former owner of the Hugendubel Publishing House) and Sylvie Mutschler (Mutschler Real Estate AG Mutschler Ventures). The aim of the founding team was the creation of solutions for positive social change which is not dependent on traditional donations but rather on a structured and market orientated approach. Through affiliated organizations and individuals the Social Venture Fund creates a unique network which shares the common approach that the solution for many social problems is entrepreneurial creativity energy and the willingness to perform.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development

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Solstice Capital


United States of America

Solstice Capital seeks superior venture capital returns for its limited partners through investments in seed and early stage companies in the industry areas of alternative energy education the environment life sciences and information technology.

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

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Stanford Startup Garage


United States

Startup Garage, offered by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is an intensive hands-on and project-based course in which students apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance, business and organizational skills to design and test new business concepts that address real world needs . Their aspiration is to help teams identify an unmet customer need, design new products or services that meet that need, and develop business models to support the creation and launch of startup products or services. Even those teams that do not successfully launch a venture or decide not to move forward will learn critical techniques about starting and launching a venture. Over the two quarters, teams will interact extensively with the teaching team and a handful of seasoned advisors they chose.

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

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StartUp Chile


Chile

Start-Up Chile is a program of the Chilean Government to attract world-class early stage entrepreneurs to start their businesses in Chile.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Chile Impact:

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TBL Capital


United States

TBL Capital provides growth capital to help companies succeed and support entrepreneurs as they manage the many opportunities and demands of a growing business.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Information

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The Business Center


United States

The Business Center for Entrepreneurship created 'Member Networking' as a vehicle for encouraging increased business networking opportunities and participation in special events.

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

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Weathervane Music


United States

Weathervane Music is a non-profit that creates community supported projects that support independent music. Founded in 2009 by Philadelphia Producer Brian McTear and high school friend Bill Robertson, Weathervane envisions a healthy music ecosystem where audiences and artists are equally committed and equally important to bringing music to our culture. Weathervane produces Shaking Through, a visionary series that documents the birth of a song by select musicians, sharing every part of the process with music fans around the world.

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

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Willow Impact Investors


United Arab Emirates

We empower people be they investors or entrepreneurs who recognise that it is both possible and necessary to achieve more than just financial return.

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

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XSML


Netherlands

XSML was founded in 2008. The managing partners have an extensive background in emerging markets in the areas of asset management corporate and development banking and corporate restructuring. Our experience have shown that demand for finance from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remains largely untapped despite increased interest in emerging markets from international investors. XSML bridges this gap between the international investors and the SMEs in emerging markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Uganda Impact: Access to Information

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