Our Entrepreneurs are working for People | Planet | Profit

Do you have a business idea that will lead to a better world and a stronger bottom line?
The Mentor Capital Network supports early stage entrepreneurs who are developing market solutions to address the world’s biggest social, economic, and environmental problems.

I am an Entrepreneur I am a Mentor
Where Mission Drives Margin

The Mentor Capital Network Offers

  • Mentoring relationships where entrepreneurs and mentors choose each other
  • Support that doesn’t take you away from running your company
  • Detailed and constructive feedback from a dozen different points of view
  • A network of founders and peers solving similar problems
  • Cash and in-kind prizes for our top companies

Wello empowers individuals to use the WaterWheel as an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty.

Cynthia Koenig, founder, recalls “The feedback I received from [The MCN] was far and away the most comprehensive, detailed and useful feedback I’ve received. In fact, years later, I still refer back to my feedback forms! I’m still in touch with a few of my judges, who continue to provide advice, feedback, and support.”

Wello is one of many companies that the MCN has worked with who are addressing Clean Water and Women’s Empowerment.

Nuru Energy sells a portable, rechargeable LED task light through microfranchise businesses.

Sameer Hajee, founder and CEO, recalls “We’ve won now about 20 awards. Many of them came after the [MCN] award. The [MCN] was one of the first awards we won that helped us initially prove our concept. But of all those 20 awards, the [MCN] was the only one where we actually had access to a lot of the feedback from the judges and it was fantastic in helping us to adapt the model….That’s been really helpful for us, even two, three years after we won the award.”

Nuru is one of many Renewable Energy companies the MCN has worked with.

Soupergirl serves fresh, homemade soup made with ingredients from small local farms that practice sustainable farming methods in Washington, DC.

Sara Polon, founder, recalls “I started Soupergirl with a very extensive to-do list that was unfinished for years. [The MCN competition] forced me to finish a business plan, and run the financials completely for Soupergirl. The feedback was fantastic, and helped reveal where I could save money, and where I had growth potential.”

SouperGirl is one of many companies that the MCN has worked with that is focused on Sustainable Agriculture, Local Economies, and Healthy Food and Drink.

Mentors Engaged
Companies Supported
Jobs Created