Ecosystem

Austria: How High Living Standards Can Restrain the SE Ecosystem

Austria’s social entrepreneurship scene is small but dynamic. The main reason why the sector is still in its early stage is the relatively high level of social welfare and low level of unemployment, which might impact the perceived need for new actors and innovative solutions. Social businesses are largely absent from the traditional welfare sectors …

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Elevate Trust – Creating Platforms for Innovation

Elevate Trust – Creating Platforms for Innovation The social enterprise incubator – Elevate Trust was founded by Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni, Sicelo Dube in 2016. “Elevate Trust was born out of Sicelo Dude, the Stem Lady’s passion to see young entrepreneurs’ ideas developed into market ready products” – explains Tawanda Njini, a project manager at Elevate …

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Choosing Home – the Story of Rudo Nyangulu-Mungofa, Founder of Stimulus

Based out of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, the social business incubator Stimulus is 8 years old, founded in 2011 by a young woman named Rudo Nyangulu-Mungofa. What began out of curiosity to understand the unique challenges faced by local entrepreneurs has grown into a thriving business, offering various business literacy training programs and business incubation services …

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Otelo – Open Spaces for Creativity and Experimentation in Rural Areas

Since 2010, in more than 30 villages and cities in rural areas around Austria a new kind of place has  gained ground – the “Open Technology Laboratory” or “Otelo”. These “Otelos” live by the idea, to offer people an open room for creative and technical activities. An idea based on a protected room for development …

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Fonduri-structurale.ro – Supporting Romanian Entrepreneurship in Every Shape or Form

Fonduri-Structurale.ro is one of the most important Romanian actors in areas like project management, funding, training, consulting, and many more. They are the “go to” people if you want to access funds for your startup, learn some new skills, or get that entrepreneurial dream of yours going! With their journey starting in 2006, Fonduri-Structurale.ro is …

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Startup Avalanche – Competition for Startups that Speak Business… and Solve Real Problems

Startup Avalanche – Competition for Startups that Speak Business… and Solve Real Problems In Europe, when people think of social impact, they often think of nonprofits. Although nonprofits play a critical and important role in society, there is also an important role for for-profit businesses to play in social impact. Consigning social impact to nonprofits …

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Impact HUB Harare – Bridging the Gap Between Entrepreneurs and Investors

Impact HUB Harare – Bridging the Gap Between Entrepreneurs and Investors “When we moved into this office space, there was no furniture and no WiFi, we were even hot spotting from our cell phones. Our first member, Tariro Trust moved in at this time, they believed in the dream and are still with us today”, …

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Love. Give. Guide – Supporting and Connecting Like – minded Organisations for Social Impact in Namibia

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt as quoted by the Chief Executive Officer of Lithon Foundation, Marsia Reed. Lithon is an engineering company that was established in 2002 with the Christianity-inspired purpose of delicately balancing hard and soft skills. It does this through combining the …

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