The Mentor Capital Network* is a Washington-DC based 501(c)3 that draws on a global web of experienced mentors and investors to provide support to early stage, visionary entrepreneurs who are using business to solve the world’s biggest social, economic, and environmental problems.
We believe that a significant part of breaking the cycle of poverty and environmental degradation will come through sustainable, for-profit social enterprises that create evolving, long-term solutions.
We recognize that early-stage entrepreneurs who seek to serve customers in emerging and underdeveloped economies frequently struggle to access the knowledge, resources, and risk-tolerant capital they require to succeed. To help social entrepreneurs have the lasting social and environmental impact they seek, we engage them with our community of over 1,000 of the world’s best regional, business, and subject matter experts and investors.
We are dedicated to finding the best mentor(s) for each entrepreneur, one who will ensure that each entrepreneur receives access to the knowledge and resources they’ll need to face their challenges. Our mentors know first-hand what it takes to move a vision from an idea to an enterprise.
Since 2002, the MCN has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs launch organizations that have gone on to (cumulatively) create more than 20,000 jobs. Since the MCN supports for-profit companies where “mission drives margin,” our entrepreneurs make the world a better place with their success. These businesses have focused on clean energy, sustainable agriculture, educational innovation, sustainable construction, financial access, and dozens of other critical areas.
* The Mentor Capital Network (MCN) is the trade name of the William James Foundation. EIN: 32-0048343