Entrepreneur Stories

World Learning School

World Leadership School is in New Mexico. World leadership school provide student travel (10-21 days), educator development (teachers are allowed to make their change), school consulting (helps school leaders pursue simple …

KoeKoe Tech

KoeKoe Tech

KoeKoe Tech is a company in Myanmar that is involved in healthcare using the mobile health app MayMay which provides access to healthcare information related to pregnancy and child rearing. …

Faire Collection

Faire Collection

Faire collection is a fair trade accessories company that works with women artisans in Ecuador and Vietnam.  Faire Collection supplies its products to thousands of boutiques around the world as …

Atelier des Mille Collines Ltd.

  Atelier des Mills Collines Ltd is a Kenyan based fashion outfit that promotes African craftsmanship. The products are sold online as well as at their retail outfit in Kenya. …

Tonle

“This time around it was very beneficial to enter with our plan because we had completely changed it. I also found it valuable to get outside perspective on our work …

gDiapers

gDiapers produces affordable biodegradable children’s diapers. They are sold direct to consumers. The product is widely distributed in Canada, Europe and Asia. Jason and Kim

ATAYNE

Atayne, based in Brunswick, Maine, produces outdoor and athletic apparel. All of their products are made using the maximum amount of recycled polyester and are certified to be free of …

Lumos

Lumos is an Indian company that integrates energy generation, storage, and consumption. The products are Solar-based laptop and mobile-charging backpacks that’s are also used to make individuals visible to motorists, …

Groundit

Groundit is a Canadian company that cuts down the amount of coffee ground waste generated during the brewing process.  The company transforms this waste into high-quality compost. By combining the …

RUR Greenlife

RUR Greenlife provides sustainable solid waste management solutions as the result of over 11,000 metric tons of waste generated and dumped every day in the metropolis of Mumbai. The company …

LuminAid

LuminAid is an American company that develops cost effective, solar-rechargeable lighting products. These products are easy to ship, and sold to disaster relief organization who use them to bring power …

Arqlite

Arqlite, a Seattle, WA, US based company, recycles plastic waste that they sell to construction companies. Those firms use the Arqlite products as flooring, walling, sidewalks, and paving base.  The …

Kopo Kopo

Kopo Kopo, a Kenyan company creates the tools that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are lacking to grow and prosper. The company builds software that enables SMEs to accept mobile …

TALA

  Tala has a technological platform that evaluates the creditworthiness of people without traditional banking records and give loans to people with interest. Shivani Siroya is the CEO & Founder. …

Wecyclers

Wecyclers offers recycling service using a fleet of low-cost cargo bikes and an SMS-based incentives platform. Customers are encouraged to recycle plastic bottles, plastic sachets, and aluminum cans at redeemable …

Sproxil

Sproxil

“The Mobile Product Application is a designed technology specifically for emerging markets. Using any cell phone, consumers can text message an item-unique code and get instant responses confirming a pharmaceutical …

PharmaSecure

PharmaSecure

PharmaSecure is an anti-counterfeiting company that seeks to solve pharmaceutical counterfeiting in the developing world through cell phone-based product authentication while offering a real-time point of sale data and manufacturer-to-consumer …

PaceMD

PACE-MD

PACE MD provides integrated health solutions to develop and train health providers in emergency and community care in Mexico and Latin America. The company offers a bundled product and service …

Orange Steam

Orange Steam works in the Washington, DC region to train citizens returning from prison for entry-level engineering and infrastructure industry related work so that they might find employment with engineering …

Maisha Meds

Matti Health/Maisha Meds

Mitti Health and Maisha Meds provide affordable, quality medications; improves the quality of the private sector pharmaceutical supply chain, and provide better information for customers are healthcare providers. The company uses …

Misfit Juicery

MISFIT Juicery addresses the problem of wasted food by buying “ugly” fruits and vegetables that would otherwise have been trashed because they are the wrong size, shape or color for …

Maternova

Maternova

Maternova seeks to revolutionize the way life-saving global health products are discovered, produced, accessed and distributed. They aggregate suppliers and customers through an online marketplace, offering branded and cutting edge …

Kulisha

KULISHA

Kulisha, named after the Swahili word “to feed”, is a wastewater treatment solution that converts organic bio solids into a sustainable insect-based protein for use in animal feeds. These insects …

Iron Goat

Iron Goat

Iron Goat produces and sells a small self-fueled mower that produces pelleted cubed products from hay and other grassy crops at a lower cost than conventional haying methods. The pellets are …

Ignitia

Ignitia sells daily weather updates via SMS to farmers and organizations that support them. They focus on Ghana and six other West African countries. Their software has been twice as …

Bio-Adhesive Alliance

Bio-Adhesive Alliance produces an adhesive from swine manure management that is used in making pavement. Their product replaces petroleum products, and is eco-friendly, durable, and low cost. Their process also …

First Access

First Access, a Tanzanian company, creates a customizable credit scoring platform so borrowers without traditional collateral can get a credit score and have access to loans. The company’s charges a …

Fargreen

Fargreen

Fargreen, a Vietnamese company, sells high-quality branded mushrooms that are grown from rice straw. Their products are sold online, and through local and internationals markets. The Founder, Trang Tran, is …

Evaptainers

Evaptainers

“The best part for me was attending the MCN Annual Gathering at the United Nations in New York. We met with other social entrepreneurs who were working with similar models …

Clean Decisions

“We don’t judge people. We have an open door policy. We don’t give up on anyone. Everybody makes mistakes. We are here to help people grow from their mistakes and …

Bioceptive

BIOCEPTIVE

Bioceptive is a New Orleans-based contraceptive device development company focused on delivering novel contraceptive devices for women. Their main product, a  intrauterine device (IUD) inserter simplifies the insertion procedure, improves …

Ayzh

AYZH is an Indian company providing clean water and healthy birth solutions to impoverished women worldwide. Their Sheba Water Filter addresses four common problems of current household water filtration designs …

Agri-Tech Producers

ATP-MD encourages sustainable agriculture by providing new and lower cost biomass feedlot supplies. They offer a cost-effective combined remediation biomass and bio-product production process that has a lower cost, reduces …

African Chicken

African Chicken

African Chicken is a Tanzanian business that fights unemployment, poverty, and hunger, with chickens.  Their goal is to increase rural household communities’ income from less than $1 to $2 by …

Mission Driven Companies

Through our Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration, we work with for-profit companies that have a social, environmental, and/or cultural mission that strengthens their financial margin. But what does that mean, exactly? It means that …

1000 EcoFarms

1000 Ecofarms

1000 Ecofarms is an online community that connects sellers and consumers of organic, local natural fresh food. They are located in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metro area. Consumers can …

Supporting Green Companies in the DMV Region

In the Spring of 2016, Mentor Capital Network partnered with Bethesda Green for the third straight year to support ten for-profit, environmentally-focused social enterprises as they worked to grow their businesses. These companies were …