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Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countrie


BIO invests directly in private sector projects and as such makes a structural contribution to the socio economic growth of those host countries. Its mandate requires strict criteria in terms of geographical targets financing tools and above all impact on development.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Belgium Impact: Access to Financial Services


BiD Network


BiD Network focuses on high growth businesses based in developing countries with a financing need of US$10,000 to US$5,000,000 over the next five years. They provide professional services to entrepreneurs, coaches, investors, business angels and SME service providers. An international network of partners makes this possible.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Uganda Impact: Agricultural Productivity


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




E 10 is a boutique venture capital firm based in Guatemala City addressing emerging markets energy challenges. E 10 are focused on conscious high impact triple bottom line clean energy and energy related technology investments. E 10 help companies develop and integrate clean technologies and later co invest build and operate to scale. By having a hands on approach they leverage the engineering operational financing and commercial expertise and infrastructure to help technologies reach markets and scale rapidly.

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


Fifty Years

United States of America

Fifty Years is an entrepreneur run early stage venture fund based in San Francisco. Fifty Years invest in companies that inspire. Specifically they fund companies that if successful will be both massively profitable and make a serious dent in achieving one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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


i3 Latam


i3 Latam is the initiative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Ashoka Hystra and New Ventures Mexico closes its call on 15 June 2014. The program looks at the top 10 social entrepreneurs in Latin America based on its high impact and trajectory to link them with the best opportunities support them to structure their strategic plan its impact catalyze and turn them into success stories in the region.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: North America Impact: Access to Information


Mumbai Angels


The Mumbai Angels provides a unique platform to start up and very early stage companies by bringing them face to face with successful entrepreneurs professionals and executives who are interested in and have the funds available to invest in start up companies.

Type: Investor Network Geography: India Impact: Community Development


NewSchools Venture Fund

United States

NewSchools Venture Fund works to close the achievement gap by funding and supporting entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions to the problems in public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in college.

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



United States of America

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs experts mentors alumni investors community leaders and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates four divisions Techstars Startup Programs Techstars Mentorship Driven Accelerator Programs Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship Driven Accelerator Programs help founders do more faster and Techstars Startup Programs inspire educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands supercharge growth by accelerating innovation and cultural transformation. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1000 companies with a market cap of $10.2 Billion.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth


Unreasonable East Africa


The Unreasonable East Africa Institute gives an “unreasonable advantage” to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the East Africa’s biggest social and environmental problems. These entrepreneurs aim to make an out-sized impact, often with a tiny amount of resources. They have bold visions, but they face tough odds — as they know most startups fail within a year or two. To give them an unreasonable advantage to beat these odds, Unreasonable East Africa bring these entrepreneurs together to live under the same roof for 5 weeks, where they connect with world class mentors, are surrounded by a dense concentration of capital sources and are backed by lasting global network of support.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Eastern Africa Impact: Employment Generation


Unreasonable Mexico


Unreasonable Mexico in support entrepreneurs solving the most pressing social problems in Mexico. about fifteen carefully selected entrepreneurs and bring them to live for 5 weeks at the same house. There live and work with more than 50 mentors and investors, develop skills and have access to incredible resources and reach a community of other "misfits" working to change their environment through sustainable and scalable models business.

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


Vista Ventures, LLC

United States of America

Vista Ventures is a boutique consulting and investment advisory firm focusing on impact investment in social entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: Global Impact: Community Development



United States of America

Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started. Some companies may need no more than seed funding. Others will go through several rounds. There is no right answer; how much funding you need depends on the kind of company you start.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building