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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.

Bertha Foundation
Country: 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.


CUiB (meaning “nest”) is an innovative board game that aims to enlighten both teachers and kids about global issues, such as migration, climate change, desertification and pollution. While using the concept of birds’ migration, kids are invited to reflect on the usualness of people themselves migrating, while also cultivating a sense of respect for nature.


MakeSense is not an organization like others. It’s an open project built by a worldwide community. Until today, 10 000 Sense-Makers across the globe have built MakeSense all around the world by launching new cities, finding new social entrepreneurs, structuring partnerships and creating new tools! Their main objective is to boost the impact of social entrepreneurs by connecting them with individuals and who support those social entrepreneurs with their challenges. And in order to sustain their social impact, they promote the concept of social business.

MakeSense affiliates organisations are:

MKS Room: recorded events blending live performance and talks connecting art and social entrepreneurship. By using music and culture, our mission is to promote social business and make it accessible to everyone.
Sense Cube: accelerator program for social start-ups using digital technologies to mobilize strong communities and solve social and environmental issues.
Commons Sense: engaging employees on the challenges of Social Entrepreneurs.
Sense School: engaging students on the challenges of Social Entrepreneurs.

One Acre Fund
Country: Kenya

One Acre Fund was founded in 2006 and supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Social Impact
Country: Germany

The not-for-profit company Social Impact gGmbH was founded in 1994 and develops products and services geared towards securing the future and balance of our society. Since 2012,Social Impact gGmbH has been focusing on developing infrastructure that promotes social innovations.

The creation of Social Impact Labs is one of its key projects. So far, these start-up and networking centres which are aimed at specific target groups exist in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Potsdam and Duisburg.

The centres offer start-up programmes enabling new social enterprises to transform their ideas into viable business models with intensive and qualified assistance. Over the last four years, more than 1600 applications have been received for these programmes. In the same period, some 200 start-up businesses and teams have been selected and received start-up assistance.


StartSomeGood is a global crowdfunding platform for social entrepreneurs, non-profits & changemaker.

The platform was build to help social entrepreneurs, non-profits and community groups to raise the funds they need to make a difference. StartSomeGood provides personalised support to enable campaign creators to launch great campaigns, rally a community of supporters and raise funds to create world-changing impact. The team personally reviews and approves all projects on StartSomeGood.

Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Country: Tunisia

The Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship is the first big step toward unlocking social innovation and developing social entrepreneurship in Tunisia, with four major areas of focus:

Educating about social needs and innovations/ promoting social entrepreneurship
Identifying and incubating social innovation in Tunisia
Advocating for a better legislation to encourage such initiatives
Strengthen exposure to international social entrepreneurship networks, funds and investors

Their mission is to tackle the most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges in our society by making Social Entrepreneurship a fundamental base for the Tunisian economy and offering sustainable and innovative solutions to social entrepreneurs and the community.

Riversands Incubation Hub
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa

Riversands Incubation Hub is a large-scale business incubator established in 2015 through a partnership between Century Property Developments and The Jobs Fund.

At full capacity, the Hub will be home to 150 small  businesses with many more entrepreneurs supported through business development and support services offered.

The Hub is located at the centre of the Riversands Commercial Park. The primary intention of the incubator is to create a strong, enabling ecosystem which fosters the development of high-potential enterprises.

Address: Corner R511 and Rose Roads
Johannesburg, South Africa
City: San Francisco
Country: California, USA

Indiegogo is a global crowdfunding platform founded in 2008, for individuals, groups and non-profits to raise money online. Indiegogo allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business.