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Social change designers looking to bring together different worlds to create 1000 social enterprises in hard to reach places. Their pilot took place in Eldoret, Western Kenya with the aim to test whether human-centred design and social enterprise training could prove viable for long-term sustainability and social impact in developing countries. _SocialStarters believe that it’s through social entrepreneurship training that some of the world’s most pressing challenges can have solutions found for them. By now, _SocialStarters runs various programmes for career breakers and career changers (i.e. skilled professionals, freelancers, aspiring social changers) in developing countries such as India, Brasil, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

180 Degrees Consulting

Student led consultancy that provides socially conscious organisations around the world with high quality and affordable services. They work with organisations to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to whatever challenges they are facing.


Ampion enables entrepreneurs to launch businesses in Africa and use technology for innovation. They empower entrepreneurial minds to become successful changemakers in their communities and boost private sector growth for development.

The heart of Ampion’s operations begins with 7-day innovation bootcamps, which take place on the Ampion Venture Buses across 14 African countries. Each Venture Bus is lead by Ampion trained staff, who are accompanied by both expert international experts and mentors. In addition to the Venture Bus and in partnership with Microsoft, Ampion offers an extensive Incubation Program along with mentoring and advisory services.

The Ampion Fellowship, is an international program designed to guide and equip the most promising startups from the AMPION Venture Bus as well as other high potential startups across Africa and prepare them for growth. By bringing together a diverse, experienced and dedicated team of seasoned entrepreneurs, the Fellowship challenges young startups to complete a successful launch of a concept through the provision of structured training courses, mentorship and access to a global investor and advisory network.


Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.

Behold South Africa
South Africa

Behold is a social enterprise of entrepreneurial professionals. They  are dedicated to helping companies do business that results in economic benefits WHILE ALSO having a positive effect on identified societal needs. A place where ‘pure corporates’ blend with NGO’s to create a new entity with a significant new approach.

Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Cape Town
South Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. It was established as a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business in late 2011, in partnership with the Bertha Foundation, a family foundation that works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.

Today the Centre is a dynamic space, with several programme areas in Advancing Social Innovation, Education Innovation, Inclusive Health Innovation, Innovative Finance and ScaleShift with a strong focus on South Africa and Africa.

The Centre also works closely with the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, and the MTN Solution Space which are also part of the GSB.

Physical Address
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Graduate School of Business
University of Cape Town
8 Portswood Road
Green Point
Cape Town

Postal Address
Graduate School of Business
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa
Bertha Foundation
South Africa

The Bertha Foundation supports activists, storytellers and lawyers that are working to bring about social and economic justice, and human rights for all.

Bertha envisions a society in which activists build collective power, stories come from many different voices and law is used as a tool for justice.

While powerful on their own, Bertha has learned that - if given the resources to connect and collaborate - their combined power is much greater than the sum of its parts. Bertha creates and responds to opportunities for the network to work together and exchange strategies to amplify.


The BMW Foundation aims to facilitate global dialogue and to drive social innovation. They bring together people from across cultures, countries and communities around selected key areas. The key areas they concentrate on are Europe and its role in the world, social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, pro bono, and venture philanthropy. They provide financial support to selected social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations that are part of our own programs.

Centre for Entrepreneurship TU Berlin

Startup incubator of the TU Berlin.

TU Berlin
Sekr. AM1, Abt. VA
Hardenbergstr. 38
10623 Berlin

Cogite is a hub for impact-driven, entrepreneurial individuals and organizations that would like to actively contribute to sustainable development in Tunisia. It's a vibrant space for collaboration and knowledge sharing. A place with a true sense of community where exciting projects and initiatives are created.

1 place Tahar Haddad, Berges du lac, 1053 Les Berges du Lac, Tunis