The Mentor Capital Network has worked with 978 companies over the past fifteen years. All of them have been addressing important social and environmental goals.

Focus Areas

The MCN has developed a particular expertise in working with companies in the areas listed below, as described by the United Nationals Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Working to improve the lives and effectiveness of small farmers around the world.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • DGrid provides renewable energy solutions that expand businesses, enhance livelihoods and empower communities by developing a refrigerated supply chain for temperature-sensitive products in emerging markets.
  • Esoko builds communication tools for businesses, government, NGOs and others to connect with farmers.
  • Ignitia is the world’s first and most accurate tropical weather forecasting company. The forecasts are delivered to West African farmers via SMS in partnership with mobile network operators.
  • Malô builds and operates modern facilities that mills, fortifies, and markets rice cultivated by smallholder farmers in West Africa.
  • Vari aims to provide convenient and hassle-free resources to farmers in India so that they can sell their produce on their own terms.

Providing affordable and accessible public health services.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • Access Afya provdes modern healthcare operating system for emerging economies.
  • Biosense Technologies enables affordable, point-of-care devices to monitor blood glucose, urine, and to screen for anemia.
  • Novulis is a social, public-health enterprise that provides on-the-job-site oral health solutions with employer subsidy to the working poor of Ecuador.
  • PACE MD provides quality training to the best health providers in Latin America.
  • Sproxil builds trust across pharmaceutical supply chains with mobile technology solutions that emphasize direct engagement from the factory through to the consumer.

Promoting gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • AYZH connects rural womans’ health and livelihood with products designed to meet their needs. AYZH sets up supply chains for local manufacturing to keep costs low and boost economic opportunity.
  • Maternova is a web-based global marketplace tracking and selling goods/services saving the lives of mothers and newborns. They make it easy for doctors, nurses and midwives to track innovation and to buy technologies and kits to use overseas.
  • Pinkcollar is a a first-of-its-kind solution for employers looking for a better way to hire domestic workers, and for workers seeking safe and dignified jobs.
  • Saathi has developed a fully eco-friendly and biodegradable sanitary pad with an absorbent core made from waste banana tree fiber.
  • Wello Water created the WaterWheel, an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty. The WaterWheel is an innovative water transportation tool designed to alleviate the problems associated with lack of easy access to water.

Providing affordable and accessible clean water and decent sanitation services.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • change:WATER Labs is developing a low-cost, compact, waterless toilet for non-sewered households and communities.
  • Day One Response develops and supplies innovative solutions for disaster relief. One solution is the DayOne Waterbag, which is a lightweight reusable personal water treatment device that provides all the essential functions for water purification.
  • Folia Water manufactures the world’s first water filter that costs pennies, for sale to base of the pyramid consumers. Folia is an OEM materials technology company and sells B2B2C through food/bev CPG importer-distributor wholesaler partners.
  • Sanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by providing sustainable non-sewered sanitation solutions in Africa’s urban informal settlements.
  • Sanivation provides a household sanitation service and affordable fuel to residents living in slums of Kenya, where current toilets are too expensive and require infrastructure that slum dwellers are not setup to invest in.

Providing affordable and accessible access to clean and renewable energy.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

    • Easy Solar is making energy, life-transforming products, and financial services affordable and accessible to everyone in West Africa.
    • Gham Power provides Solar Photovoltaic systems for residential & commercial buildings, bringing the highest quality solar technology to Nepal at affordable prices.
    • Husk Power Systems generates clean, safe and efficient electricity at affordable rates in some of India’s most remote communities.
    • Jaan Pakistan sell affordable clean energy solutions to off-grid areas of Pakistan.
    • Mera Gao Power builds, owns, and operates micro grids in Uttar Pradesh, India serving off-grid villages with high quality, dependable lighting and mobile phone charging services. MGP’s low-cost design is the first commercially viable micro grid targeted at the rural poor.
    • Sonsight Wind is developing a small (5kW) horizontal axis wind turbine that is versatile and more cost effective, particularly within moderate winds for sale to residential and business customers.

Providing full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • Clean Decisions is a janitorial and landscaping service company solely owned and operated by returning citizens.
  • IDEFOCS is a group of former child soldiers from different fighting groups in Liberia dedicated to one goal – rehabilitating and reintegrating former child soliders.
  • LaborVoices helps global brands and their supplies discreetly detect and prevent child labor, fire hazards, and wage violations.
  • LabourNet enables sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged men, women and youth in urban and rural areas.
  • Wash Cycle Laundry delivers laundry on bicycles with trailers while creating meaningful, upwardly mobile careers in all their locations.

Providing access to financial, educational, and technical resources for all members of society.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • First Access is dedicated to the financial inclusion of billions of people who lack formal personal records. They use prepaid mobile records to help increase access to credit.
  • GogyUp Literacy Support System converts existing text into trackable, mobile training with embedded, just-in-time reading assistance for employees with low print literacy or English proficiency.
  • Kopo Kopo is a world-class platform to enable small and medium businesses to accept mobile payments and build relationships with their customers.
  • Tala uses nontraditional data to create credit scores that are bringing 3 billion consumers to the global market.
  • ZigWay provides low income families in Myanmar with a mobile application that gives people direct access to cheap, flexible Nano Loans ($5-$200) via their phones.

Making our cities and other settlements clean, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • Chakr Innovation has developed the world’s first retro-fit emission control device for diesel generators. Their technology can capture ~90% of particulate matter emissions from the exhaust of diesel generators without causing any adverse impact on the engine.
  • MoveInSync “provides smart, effective and safe corporate transport operations, providing complete control and visibility to the transportation stakeholders.
  • Next Step NewCo supports a network of builders replacing aging, pre-HUD Code mobile homes with high-quality, ENERGY STAR factory-built homes, while connecting low-income homebuyers to education, counsel and fair financing.
  • RUR Greenlife designs, builds, and implements sustainable,decentralized waste management solutions for individuals, schools, organizations, housing societies, and industry.
  • Up Top Acres designs, builds and operates commercial rooftop soil farms.

Promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • Arqlite recycles what nobody else can – transforming complex plastic polymers into high efficiency materials for the construction industry.
  • Dechets a l’Or provides waste collection services to fast growing cities of West Africa. They sell products of waste, fertilizer, recyclable materials, and energy.
  • EcoPost uses 100% recycled plastics to make aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber for use in applications ranging from fencing to landscaping.
  • MISFIT Juicery uses surplus fruits and vegetables that cannot be traditionally sold because they are the wrong size or shape and turns them into cold pressed juice in order to fight produce prejudice.
  • Tonlé designs and makes comfortable, wearable clothes. They adhere to principles of transparency, fairness, and waste reduction in all of their processes.
  • Yeli Paper Bags makes eco-friendly paper bags and envelopes from recycled paper.

Protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable use of ecosystems, sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, and halting and reversing land degradation and biodiversity loss.

Companies we’ve worked with in these areas include:

  • Eco Fuels Kenya produces bio-fuel, animal feed and organic fertilizer from the nut of the croton megalocarpus tree.
  • Elevated Honey is stopping the counterfeit honey industry in China by creating an efficient, transparent, and connected supply chain between traditional rural beekeepers and urban Chinese consumers.
  • Re-Nuble is a leading developer of innovative, plant-based, agricultural technologies sourced from verified, unrecoverable vegetative waste streams.
  • TerViva grows a hardy, high yielding oilseed tree crop called pongamia.
  • The Jackfruit Company supports agricultural supply chain development for fruits in India.
  • WholeForest partners with communities in Ecuador to conserve threatened forests, implement sustainable forest management, design and manufactures hardwood flooring and furniture in the community factory, and market them to green construction projects in the US.