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City: Wiesbaden
Country: Germany

Social-startups.de is an information platform for everyone interested in social entrepreneurship and sustainable innovative business concepts. You can find everything from articles, interviews to job offers.

The Roll-a-Hippo Foundation
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada

A simple tool. A massive need.

For many, clean water comes with the twist of a tap. But in rural underdeveloped countries, access to water requires hours of walking, waiting in line and heavy lifting. On average, a woman spends six hours a day collecting and transporting water to supply her family’s daily needs. The time spent on this basic necessity keeps many children out of school and prevents women from engaging in more empowering activities and income-generating opportunities.

But there is a simple solution: The simple design of the hippo water roller allows the transport of water more easily and efficiently by placing the water inside its “wheel.” A full hippo roller holds 200 lbs of water – five times the amount possible using traditional methods. But because the weight is borne on the ground, it has an effective weight of just 22 pounds allowing even children to easily manage a full roller over most types of terrain.

This simple tool will change the lives of millions of women and children in rural communities. A single hippo roller carries enough water to meet the basic needs of five people per day. Fewer trips to collect water means women and children can spend their time on productive educational and economic opportunities. It gives them access to better hygiene and living conditions, and it's now possible for families and schools to collect enough water to grow their own vegetables gardens.

Address: 521 Reid Road,
Box 235
Gibsons, BC Canada V0N 1V0
City: Tunis
Country: Tunisia

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.

Address: 1 place Tahar Haddad, Berges du lac, 1053 Les Berges du Lac, Tunis
City: Trivandrum
Country: India

kanthari is an accredited 'leadership for social change' training institute located in Kerala, in southern India. With a residential campus in Trivandrum, kanthari offers a 7 month leadership training program for those who carry a plan for social change. This course is also accessible for blind, visually impaired and/or people with physical disabilities.

Address: Vivekananda Nagar,
Ookode, Nemom P.O,
Trivandrum 695020
Kerala, India
Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA)
City: Munich
Country: Germany

In 2010, the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA) was established as a joint initiative by the four university-based entrepreneurship centers in Munich. Under the slogan „Education for societal change“ this unique network organization educates social entrepreneurs or social changemakers. It also instills entrepreneurial thinking in all disciplines and makes social impact a decision category in organisations.

Their focus areas are:

Education & Integration
Society & Participation
Health Care & Social Challenges
Environment & Sustainability
Intrapreneurship & Innovation

City: Mumbai
Country: India

TribesforGOOD is a mission-led organisation developing the potential of individuals as changemakers, through our culturally immersive, educational and impactful experiences in India. Our flagship service -Social Impact Journeys are week-long curated expeditions of discovery, insights and reciprocation in India. The journeys give participants a deeper understanding of how to use their own talent and energy to better the local community, country and the world!

Address: Mumbai, India
Khan Academy
City: Mountain View
Country: Santa Clara County, California

Khan Academy, a non-profit organisation founded in 2007, offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. The free platform covers topics such as math, science, computer programming, history, art history and economics. Resources are being translated into more than 36 languages.

Their mission: Free world class education for anyone, anywhere

Social Traders
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia

Social Traders is a specialist organisation based in Melbourne that supports the development of commercially viable social enterprises throughout Australia. They support start-ups and existing social enterprises.

Address: Level 2, 136 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC 3001
PO Box 24074, Melbourne VIC 3001
Spark* International
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia

Spark* International is the impact arm of YGAP. Spark* International is finding and supporting local startups that change lives across Africa, Asia and Australia. Since 2011 they have supported over 260 entrepreneurs in 5 countries. Impact entreprenuers in the early startup phase can apply for a one week accelerator progamme where their business models are strengthened and they are equipped with the tools they need to turn their startups into viable ventures.



Address: 111 Swan Street, Richmond, VIC Australia 3121
City: London
Country: England

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.