Villgro was founded in 2001 by Paul Basil, with a mission to create impactful, innovative and successful social enterprises. Core to their work is the belief that market based models are a powerful way to solve social problems and create impact at scale. By capacitating these models with the right resources and knowledge, they are a sustainable way of creating lasting social impact.
The fund will allow three organizations to test models to increase investment into women-led small and growing businesses in western, southern, and eastern Africa.
Research on 23,000 ventures reveals factors that donors, managers, and entrepreneurs should consider as they choose to support, run, or use accelerators, the increasingly popular training programs that help businesses succeed.
ygap is an international organization that sees inclusive entrepreneurship as a powerful lever for change in the world. It currently supports entrepreneurial initiatives across Africa, South and South East Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Australia.
Two new reports based on over five years of data from the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) provide insights on the performance of ventures participating in acceleration programs.
Last year, the pandemic made the ability to shift operations online even more pressing, and often a matter of business survival. Digitalization is crucial to provide support to entrepreneurs globally through training, mentorship, networking opportunities and other services.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) releases new research on organizations that promote entrepreneurship and support rural MSMEs. Each snapshot provides local data on available services and most needed support, with additional insights regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IREX is a nonprofit organization committed to global development and education, focusing on people and communities since 1968. IREX bridges geopolitical divides by fostering the exchange of scholars, teachers, students, and ideas. ANDE spoke with Senior Program Officer Jennifer Fox to learn more about IREX and its Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI).