The Mentor Capital Network (MCN) identifies and supports for-profit early stage entrepreneurs who are using business to solve the world’s biggest social, economic, and environmental problems in a way that others will be inspired to follow their lead.

We do this by connecting these entrepreneurs with mentors through a process that allows both groups  to choose who they want to work with, in a manner that respects everybody’s time.

Since 2002, the MCN has helped for-profit social entrepreneurs launch and grow organizations that have gone on to cumulatively create more than 10,000 jobs and are deploy more than a billion dollars in combined annual revenue and follow-on funding.

Our entrepreneurs are building companies that make the world a better place just by existing.

Our program has three primary goals:

  1. To create opportunities for our mentors and our entrepreneurs to identify individuals that they want to engage with in a mutually interesting, educational, and beneficial relationship.
  2. To provide our entrepreneurs with constructive feedback on their business plans, and our mentors the opportunity to learn from other experts with different perspectives.
  3. To collect and analyze information that will help our peers in the social enterprise support ecosystem better serve future entrepreneurs.

Mentor Capital Network is the trade name of the William James Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2002 and based in Washington, DC, USA.

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