Our Entrepreneurs

The participants in our programs are all founders or co-founders of businesses that address social and environmental issues in emerging markets. Our programs are designed to help them accelerate their businesses so that their innovative ideas can grow into high-impact solutions to the world’s social and environmental problems.

On this page you will find the profiles of our current participants and our alumni. If you have any questions or if you would like to get in touch with one of the entrepreneurs you are welcome to email us at outreach(at)se-forum.se.


Jennifer Menegazzo

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

Tendekayi Katsiga

Providing deaf people with solar-powered hearing units, enabling them to save money on batteries [...]

Maria Mushtaq

Giving people in rural and under-served urban areas access to timely and affordable healthcare [...]

Samuel Malinga

Building sustainable sanitation systems by designing innovative toilet solutions, leading to a decrease in [...]

Habiba Ali

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

Fabrice Alomo

Fighting financial exclusion by using technology to provide rural smallholder farmers with access to [...]

Destiny Frederick

Tackling Nigeria’s urban waste crisis by using technology to collect recyclable waste and increasing [...]

Brian Bosire

Providing agricultural information to smallholder farmers via SMS, enabling them to increase their productivity [...]

Francis Adereti

Saving lives by connecting hospitals and blood banks, enabling patients and doctors to easily [...]

Joyce Kyalema

Providing food security, tackling malnutrition and creating income for women by developing and selling [...]

Sibjan Chaulagain

Improving farmers’ livelihoods by providing them with agricultural and market information through SMS, enabling [...]


Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale

Transforming the community’s view of gender-based violence, rehabilitating women and empowering them to earn [...]


Nodumo Fikile Magadlela

Nodumo Fikile Magadlela

Promoting green and affordable methods of shared transportation, which gives everyone equal access to [...]

Luciana Oliveira

Creating a recycle certification market to connect producers with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) [...]

Anja Juliah Abu Bakar

Giving under-privileged girls access to education by distributing re-usable sanitary pads, which empowers them [...]

Derrick Hosea Opio

Enabling off-grid households to order solar lights by sms, pay with mobile money and [...]

Christian Mwijage

Transforming plastic waste into affordable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber, resulting in a cleaner [...]

Wangari Kabiru

Offering financial capacity and enterprise education to school kids, resulting in a school-kid led [...]

Towett Ng’etich

Providing a medical drug verification system to institutions and pharmaceutical distributors, resulting in a [...]

Khalila Kellz Mbowe

A revolutionary movement offering transformational performing arts education, opportunities and exposure to talented African [...]

Collince Osewe

Offering a digital alternative to manual vaccination cards, resulting in increased vaccination penetration and [...]

Godfrey Bukenya

Offering a reliable supply of quality fruits, fresh from farmers to supermarkets resulting in [...]

Judith Nantume

Providing lessons on simple bookkeeping and an affordable accounting system to small scale [...]

Saruni Brian Maina

Offering reward points to communities in crowded urban areas in exchange for recyclable waste, [...]

Stella Ngugi

Offering an independent civic education platform to voters and candidates, resulting in an empowered [...]

Wilhelm Oddo

Offering coding and entrepreneurship skills to children and youth, resulting in the promotion of [...]

Musumba Stephen Habwe

Offering quality banana products to give farmers a unique advantage with regards to competition, [...]

Sanwal Muneer

Providing clean and affordable energy access to rural areas and reducing air pollution with [...]

Elsa Marie DSilva

Empowering women to break their silence about sexual harassment and driving societal changes with [...]

Flaviano Bianchini

Protecting the people and environment and reducing mining conflicts by providing affected communities with [...]

Loan Nguyen

Alleviating poverty through responsible tourism whereby unique tour experiences are also financing female small [...]

Eric Muthomi

Improving food security and alleviating poverty of small scale farmers by converting harvest loss [...]

Neelam Pol

Breaking a cycle of poverty where poor children grow into poor adults by providing [...]

Shezan Shams

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

Betty Ikalany

Providing access to affordable and clean cooking energy by turning waste into fuel with [...]

Yousef Mohammed Odeh

Yousef intends to foster urban agricultural practices that will contribute to food security and [...]

Sheikh Abu Turay

Sheikh Abu Turay works towards the rehabilitation of former child soldiers in Liberia through [...]

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Cristiana Benedetti Fasil

Cristiana Benedetti Fasil works towards promoting women empowerment and local economic development in Ghana.

Zabbinah Nakirya

Zabbinah Nakirya supports schools and communities in rural and suburban areas in Uganda.

Elena Timofeeva

Elena Timofeeva is rehabilitating victims of human trafficking as well as increasing awareness amongst [...]

Harriet Kamashanyu

Harriet Kamashanyu works towards providing health services and uplifting daughters of sex workers in [...]

Benjamin Taghavi Awal

Benjamin Taghavi Awal

Benjamin Taghavi Awal works to foster fair salaries in tourism and using profits for [...]

Prakash Acharya

Prakash Acharya intends to provide green energy solutions to institutions in Nepal with an [...]

Ackim Hamweenda

Clinics for All seeks to improve global access to healthcare by converting used shipping [...]

Michael Angaga

This social business involves the production of green charcoal as a source of sustainable [...]

Angela Inglish

Uganda, specifically the city of Kampala, is flooded with trash. Good Glass Ltd tackles [...]

Roland Usongo Tekum

The idea behind Village Library Program is to enhance access to text books to [...]

Sofie Nordström

The Bhalo Hub is a multi-stakeholder collaboration hub for workers, suppliers, buyers, industrial organizations, [...]

Morris Matadi

Initiative for the Development of Former Child Soldiers (IDEFOCS) is a grass-root civil society [...]

Ali Khan

Ali Khan intends to improve the electricity supply in the countryside of Pakistan by [...]

Elvis Austins

The idea behind SpellAfrica Initiative is to improve English vocabulary across Africa using short [...]

Richard Bbaale

BanaPads manufactures affordable eco-friendly (100% biodegradable) sanitary pads to keep village girls in school [...]