The Mentor Capital Network is a social enterprise accelerator based in Washington, DC, USA and working around the globe. We launched in 2002 as the William James Foundation, and became The Mentor Capital Network in 2014. We have helped more than 1,000 social enterprises collectively raise or earn more than $1.5 billion, create positive impact in more than 90 countries, and benefit millions of lives around the world.

The Mentor Capital Network exists to engages our world-wide network of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, incubators, and accelerators to identify and support the most promising and diverse early-stage social entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s toughest problems.

We run a program (described on the “For Entrepreneurs” and “For Mentors” pages) and, once entrepreneurs and mentors have been through that program, we invite them to our network.

The network is a place for authentic conversation among people who are using business to solve some of the worlds hardest and most important challenges. This takes several forms:

We believe that the most efficient and effective way to support these entrepreneurs centers around the three pillars of our program:

  1. Peer to Peer calls — giving individuals the chance to have conversations (public or private) about topics they are working on. Everyone on these calls is expected to have something to learn, and something to teach. Any anyone can ask that the calls be kept private.
  2. Community Gatherings — connecting individuals who are working on the same issues. We used to do these in-person (and hope to do so again) but are currently doing so via virtual meetings.
  3. Mastermind Groups — creating groups of non-competitive peers who meet on a monthly basis to talk about the personal challenges they are going through.

If you are interested in being a part of any of those projects, and have already participated in our program, please contact executive director Ian Fisk via

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