Our Entrepreneurs

The programmes we run support entrepreneurs that are founders or co-founders of businesses that address social and environmental issues. Our programmes are designed to help them accelerate their businesses so that their innovative ideas can grow into high-impact solutions.
 
To read about the various programmes we run, have a look at What We Do, and to find out more about the entrepreneurs that have attended them and their initiatives that do good, continue reading below as we have listed their profiles in our year-by-year listing.
 
 

2018

Ahmed GATHER

Ahmed

Lincoln School Systems

Developing and expanding a progressive school programme empowering young women and furthers their educational, economic and entrepreneurial potential

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Amanda GATHER

Amanda

Palestinian Hearts

Expanding access to psychological support through an arts therapy programme that provides a safe space for creative expression and healing

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Anis GATHER

Anis

El Sistema Greece

Providing free music education in Greek refugee camps to empower children, and build a sense of community within the camps, Greek society, and Europe at large

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Arnon GATHER

Arnon

Building Bridges Through Music

Using music to inspire young people in Israel and Palestine to join together, celebrate their differences in harmony, and develop a common language that transcends politics, religion, and cultural identities

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Basant GATHER

Basant

Aspire

Mobilising the community to create a cultural shift and empower women through awareness, education, self-defense and support resources for survivors

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Hasan GATHER

Hasan

Ibtekar

Fostering long-term, systemic economic development through affordable and accessible entrepreneurial and makers education

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Heba GATHER

Heba

World to Table

Integrating refugees with host communities in Augusta and beyond by dining together and sharing food across cultures

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Lilly GATHER

Lilly

Building Better Worlds

Leveraging a popular online gaming platform to counteract negative perceptions of refugees and teach empathy among adolescents in host European communities

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Majd

Majd

GreenCake

Developing cost-effective, locally-sourced, and sturdy building blocks created from ash and the rubble from demolished structures.

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Mamoun GATHER

Mamoun

URI

Bridging the gap between people of different faiths and cultures by bringing them together to tackle community issues

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Marios GATHER

Marios

Peace Literature Project

Creating a children’s book series addressing the conflict in Cyprus that teaches students about respect, diversity, and multiculturalism

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Molly GATHER

Molly

Powderhouse Studios

Developing a new kind of school that breaks the mold and preserves the creativity, spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, and joy of youth

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Nergish GATHER

Nergish

Marginalised Communities Podcast

Creating a podcast that gives personal voice to the underserved and suffering in India

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Pooja GATHER

Pooja

Letters of Love

Humanising the “Other” through sensitisation workshops, psycho-social support, and fostering pen pals across borders and cultures

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Rishi GATHER

Rishi

X Billion Lab

Using analytics to identify high potential candidates from lower-income backgrounds and provide them with job and finance coaching

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Yoav GATHER

Yo’av

SolarBox

Developing an affordable, off-grid, self-installable solar kit for Bedouin communities within Israel, which are suffering from electricity shortages

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2017

Brian Bosire

UjuziKilimo

Providing agricultural information to smallholder farmers via SMS, enabling them to increase their productivity and escape poverty

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Destiny Frederick

EcoFuture Nigeria

Tackling Nigeria’s urban waste crisis by using technology to collect recyclable waste and increasing community involvement through incentive-based participation.

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Habiba Ali

Sosai Renewable Energies

Tackling indoor pollution and energy poverty by bringing small-scale solar home systems to off-grid communities.

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Jennifer Menegazzo

Korβáta

Promoting community development and preserving Mayan culture by creating unique, high-quality fashion items made by local artisans.

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Maria Mushtaq

Maria Mushtaq

Health Connect

Giving people in rural and under-served urban areas access to timely and affordable healthcare via an online tele-medicine platform.

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Nina Othman

Grow the Goose

Cultivating a savings culture in Malaysia by providing fun and educational financial empowerment workshops for kids.

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Samuel Malinga

Sanitation Africa

Building sustainable sanitation systems by designing innovative toilet solutions, leading to a decrease in the spread of diseases and an improved environment

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Tendekayi Katsiga

Deaftronics

Providing deaf people with solar-powered hearing units, enabling them to save money on batteries and giving them access to work and education.

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2016

Anja Juliah Abu Bakar

Anja Juliah Abu Bakar

Athena Empowers

Giving under-privileged girls access to education by distributing re-usable sanitary pads, which empowers them to stay in school

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Christian Mwijage

EcoAct Tanzania

Transforming plastic waste into affordable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber, resulting in a cleaner and healthier environment while reducing the effects of climate change.

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Collince Osewe

M-Chanjo

Offering a digital alternative to manual vaccination cards, resulting in increased vaccination penetration and reduced child mortality and disability rates

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Derrick Hosea Opio

OneLamp

Enabling off-grid households to order solar lights by sms, pay with mobile money and enjoy door-to-door delivery to escape energy poverty.

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Francis Adereti

Francis Adereti

Redbank

Saving lives by connecting hospitals and blood banks, enabling patients and doctors to easily search and find safe blood in real time via SMS.

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Godfrey Bukenya

Venus Foods

Offering a reliable supply of quality fruits resulting in better profits, good customer satisfaction and improved income for farmers

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Joyce Kyalema

Josmak International

Providing food security, tackling malnutrition and creating income for women by developing and selling innovative products made from excess organic pumpkins

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Judith Nantume

Auditech Solutions

Providing lessons on simple bookkeeping and an affordable accounting system to small scale enterprises

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Khalila Kellz Mbowe

Unleashed

Offering transformational performing arts education, opportunities and exposure to talented African Youth

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Luciana Oliveira

New Hope Ecotech

Creating a recycle certification market to connect producers with SMEs in the recycling chain with the goal of increasing recycling in Brazil and stimulating employment and formalisation in the sector.

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Musumba Stephen Habwe

Cream Enterprises

Offering quality banana products to give farmers a unique advantage with regards to competition, resulting in better market penetration and economic returns

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Nodumo Fikile Magadlela

iBoni

Promoting green and affordable methods of shared transportation, giving everyone equal access to cities and increasing low-income earners’ opportunity to participate in the economy

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Olutosin

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale

Star of Hope

Transforming the community’s view of gender-based violence, rehabilitating women and empowering them to earn their own income by training them on how to make products from waste.

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Saruni Brian Maina

Taka Smart

Offering reward points to communities in crowded urban areas in exchange for recyclable waste, resulting in better living standards and a cleaner, healthier environment.

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Sibjan Chaulagain

SMILES

Improving farmers’ livelihoods by providing them with agricultural and market information through SMS, enabling them to increase their productivity and revenue

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Stella Ngugi

Smart Society Kenya

Offering an independent civic education platform to voters and candidates, resulting in an empowered voting community

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Towett Ng’etich

Daktari Thabithi

Creating a healthy Africa by providing small scale health insurance

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Wangari Kabiru

YEES!

Tackling the issue of youth unemployment through an educational leadership model

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Wilhelm Oddo

NiwezesheLab

Offering coding and entrepreneurship skills to children and youth, resulting in the promotion of early innovation and a creative community

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2015

Betty Ikalany

AEST

Providing access to affordable and clean cooking energy by turning waste into fuel with a women-run production of agro-waste charcoal and energy-saving stoves

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Elsa Marie DSilva

Elsa Marie DSilva

Safecity

Empowering women to break their silence about sexual harassment and driving societal changes with data supported analytics

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Eric Muthomi

Stawi

Improving food security and alleviating poverty of small scale farmers by converting harvest loss into nutritious, gluten-free and affordable food products

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Flaviano Bianchini

Source International

Protecting the people and environment and reducing mining conflicts by providing affected communities with self sustaining scientific support and facilitating dialogues between them and the mining industries

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Loan Nguyen

Bloom Microventures

Alleviating poverty through responsible tourism whereby unique tour experiences are also financing female small scale farmers

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Neelam Pol

Khel Planet

Breaking the cycle of poverty where poor children grow into poor adults by providing life skill trainings from games and workshops

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Sanwal Muneer

Capture Mobility

Providing clean and affordable energy access to rural areas and reducing air pollution with air filtering devices that harvest electricity generated by highway traffic

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Shezan Shams

E-cash

Alleviating poverty among the unbanked rural population through financial inclusion and e-commerce trade services

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2014

Benjamin Fair Travel SE Forum

Benjamin Taghavi Awal

Fair Travel Tanzania

Fostering fair salaries in tourism and using profits for conservation

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Cristiana Benedetti Fasil

Social Venture Africa

Promoting female empowerment and local economic development in Ghana

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Elena Timofeeva

Safe House Foundation

Rehabilitating victims of human trafficking as well as increasing awareness amongst at-risk groups on human trafficking.

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Harriet Kamashanyu Rhythm of Life SE Forum

Harriet Kamashanyu

Rhythm of Life

Providing health services and uplifting the daughters of sex workers in Kampala through professional training

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Prakash Acharya

Clean Concept Group

Providing green energy solutions to institutions in Nepal aiming to reduce high energy cost and fostering ‘zero energy’

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Sheikh Abu Turay

Liberation Chocolates Inc

Rehabilitating former child soldiers in Liberia through the provision of employment in formerly abandoned cocoa farms

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Yousef Mohammed Odeh

Social Enterprise

Fostering urban agricultural practices contributing to food security and a reduced financial burden on households

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Zabbinah Nakirya

Maendeleo Foundation

Supporting schools and communities in rural and suburban areas in Uganda

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2013

Ackim Hamweenda

Clinics for All

Clinics for All seeks to improve global access to healthcare by converting used shipping containers into self-sustained, portable and deployable community clinics.

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Ali Khan solar power

Ali Khan

Solar power systems

Improving the electricity supply in the countryside of Pakistan by using solar power systems

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Angela Inglish

Good Glass

Tackling the problem with waste in Uganda by recycling discarded glass bottles.

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Elvis Austins SpellAfrica SE Forum

Elvis Austins

SpellAfrica

Improving English vocabulary across Africa using short message service (SMS) on mobile phones

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Maja Bergström SE Forum

Maja Bergström

Bridgit

Offering a new way of surfing the web and engaging in global issues at the same time

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Morris Matadi SE Outreach Accelerator

Morris Matadi

IDEFOCS

Working to prevent the use of children in war and the re-recruitment of former child soldiers in conflicts around Africa

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Richard Bbaale BanaPads SE Forum

Richard Bbaale

BanaPads

Manufacturing affordable eco-friendly sanitary pads to keep village girls in school and to create jobs for local women

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Roland Village Library

Roland Usongo Tekum

Village Library

Enhancing access to text books to educationally marginalised children through the establishment of textbook exchange and sales points in Cameroon

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Sofie Nordström Bhalo Hub SE Forum

Sofie Nordström

The Bhalo Hub

A collaboration hub for workers, suppliers, buyers, industrial organisations, networks, NGOs and governments working in or with garment production in Bangladesh

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Victoria Ferris MoWoza SE Forum

Victoria Ferris

MoWoza

Building an ecosystem for mobile shopping in urban and rural areas in Mozambique and Kenya

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