Over the past fifteen years, the Mentor Capital Network has worked with almost 1,000 start-up companies. Some have folded, some have been sold, and some are not public-facing. Those that are still operating under their own name and have public-facing websites are listed below.

This list reflects companies with a wide range of social and environmental missions, all at different stages, and around the world. We are proud that we’ve been able to support so many incredible mission driven social enterprises.


CompanyMCN CohortCountry(-ies) of Operation
1000ecofarms2015Russia / USA1000ecofarms is developing an online marketplace for fresh and organically grown food provided by local farmers to businesses and individual consumers. They are starting in the Washington DC / Baltimore region.
3 Ridge Organics2018USA3 Ridge Organics has invented and tested a produce growing system for greenhouse and urban, covered-building cultivation. They are based in Virginia, USA. https://www.3ridgeorganics.com/
510nano2017USA510nano manufacturers a low cost, high performing solar module that we sell to utilities, developers and solar integrators.
A.I.R. Lawn Care2014USAA.I.R. Lawn Care is a full service eco-friendly landscaping company that improves and renews the atmosphere people breathe in through: the reduction of air pollution, the elimination of synthetic chemicals, and the mitigation of stormwater runoff.
Abe’s Eats2018USAAbe’s Meats offers the Interfaith Meat products that are both (Zabihah) Halal and (Glatt) Kosher at the same time.
Access Afya2013KenyaAccess Afya provdes modern healthcare operating system for emerging economies.
Advancing Engineering Consulting2010Cambodia / IndonesiaAdvancing Engineering is an engineering and construction consulting firm focused on infrastructure projects throughout the developing world. They provide engineering services in consulting, design, and construction management for projects including agriculture, roadways, bridges, buildings, dams and distributed power.
African Renewable Energy Distributors2015Rwanda / UgandaAfrican Renewable Energy Distributor develops a mobile solar kiosk that offers a one stop shop, micro-retail outlet, using a low franchise business model in Rwanda.
Amal2020PalestineOften labeled a“gig economy” the construction sector is relatively unstable due to its cyclical nature. Worker rates are not regulated, consistent jobs are hard to find and reputation is difficult to scale. For contractors, retaining “good” construction workers is not a difficult task as they are in high demand. Most importantly, in the Levant & North African markets, there are no vetting methods to streamline the recruitment process. Accordingly, a lot of time is being wasted due to the manual process and lack of technology involved.
Aphelion Energy2016Côte d’IvoireAphelion Energy’s mission is to provide affordable renewable energy to rural communities through the development of mini-grids and distribution of solar home systems.
Apogee Farms2020USAApogee Farms was founded in December 2018 to address complex sustainability problems with simple well thought out solutions. Apogee Farms is committed to creating a sustainable closed loop urban food system that will revolutionize the way we design cities.
Arohana Dairy Private Limited2011IndiaArohana Dairy is a social enterprise whose aim is to ensure that the Indian dairy farmer is able to run the dairy farm as a lucrative primary occupation without the debilitating dependency on labor.
Arqlite2016Argentina / USAArqlite recycles what nobody else can – transforming complex plastic polymers into high efficiency materials for the construction industry.
Atellier Organic2019MexicoAtellier Organic Joyas de Autor is a Mexican firm which manufactures and sells jewelry and goldsmith of natural semi-precious stones, with handcrafted techniques and ecological process.
Axios Impact Investments2015NicaraguaAxios Impact Investments provides financing opportunities to rural borrowers in Nicaragua through partnerships with selected international development organizations, providing them with the capital, resources and tools to confidently extend financing to their customers for pre-selected, income-producing assets.
AYZH2010India / USAAYZH 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.
Back to the Roots2012USABack to the Roots is working towards re-defining the ‘future of food’ – one that is all about the ‘undoing of food’; back to its simplest ingredients and least processed versions.
BALANCE Edutainment2012USABALANCE Edutainment develops educational entertainment products for youth and families that raise awareness of critical social and environmental issues, and engages people who want to work together for positive change.
BEM Controls2017USABEM Controls provides an open architecture cloud-based building energy management platform to owners and operators of small and medium commercial buildings leveraging artificial intelligence and human expertise to realize energy savings while improving the health and comfort of their buildings.
Bennu2011USABennu is a socially responsible product development and marketing company that completes the recycling loop. Their sustainability solutions increase enterprise value by aligning clients’ business objectives with consumer demand and environmental resources.
Beyond BlueGreen2016USABeyond BlueGreen offers a variety of clean water solutions.
Bio-Adhesive Alliance2014USABio-Adhesive Alliance produces an adhesive that is low cost and durable and can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt.
Biopencil2019PeruBioPencil is a Peruvian company that manufactures 100% eco-friendly pencils made of cultivated algae.
Biosense Technologies2012IndiaBiosense enables affordable, point-of-care devices to monitor blood glucose, urine, and to screen for anemia.
Blessed Coffee2015EthiopiaBlessed Coffee works directly with 300,000 small coffee growers (representing over a million family members) in Ethiopia introduces premium grade, shade grown, organic Ethiopian coffees in the U.S.
BlocPower2013USABlocPower is using the Internet of Things, machine learning, and structured finance to build a platform that will scale clean energy in American inner cities.
Blue Star2020USAAn Indigenous American creative small-business enterprise dedicated to quality design, environmental excellence, and smart community building.
BoPEEI2010IndiaBottom of Pyramid Energy and Environmental Innovations is a Social Venture that develops renewable energy and other technologies for the rural India. BOPEEI Team has developed an electricity generator that generates electricity with just 10-12 minutes of easy pedaling by any user.
Brave Up2016ChileBrave UP improves the education process and creates safe school environments by facilitating productive conversations about bullying through an online platform.
Chakr Innovation2017IndiaChakr Innovation has developed the world’s first retro-fit emission control device for diesel generators. Our technology can capture ~90% of particulate matter emissions from the exhaust of diesel generators without causing any adverse impact on the engine.
change:WATER Labs2015India / USAchange:WATER Labs is developing a low-cost, compact, waterless toilet for non-sewered households and communities.
CHARM2020AustraliaCHARM is a coral farming robot. CHARM combines scientific aquaculture breakthroughs with computer automation and machine precision to reduce costs, save time, and grow resilient coral that can survive the future ocean conditions. CHARM is designed to grow coral at economies of scale and remains affordable for island-nations and developing countries.
Citizen Energy2015USACitizen Energy accelerates energy efficiency adoption in mid-size commercial buildings by providing building owners with high return, $0 upfront LED lighting as a service.
Clean Decisions2016USAClean Decisions is a janitorial and landscaping service company solely owned and operated by returning citizens.
CleanChoice Energy2013USACleanChoice Energy sells 100% local, clean energy to progressive consumers, making clean power easy to purchase by selling it as a service online, while advancing the causes our customers value.
Co-GROW2019GuyanaCo-Grow is a co-working space in Guyana, which is focused on providing employment for young mothers and the differently abled who have challenges working in traditional office setting.
Colectivo 1050º2013MexicoColective 1050º sells contemporary ceramics inspired by traditional cultures but finely adapted to modern life through collaborative design between women potters in rural Mexico and urban designers.
Community Ladders2011USACommunity Ladders provides affordable, one-on-one, financial planning and advisory services for every stage of life. They are a social business devoted to consumer protection, group bargaining power, and upward mobility.
Conservation X Labs2010RwandaC2Si will use conservation science and technology to help countries, communities, and cultures meet development goals and national security interests through the protection of biodiversity and adaptation to a changing environment. It will do so by providing governments, international organizations, and businesses with the counsel, science and technology, data, and capacity to map, assess, and reduce environmental security risks to safeguard conditions for development, biodiversity conservation, and human security, and by implementing programs to achieve those goals. C2Si will initially focus on countries and communities within the Muslim World, particularly post-conflict and transitional states.
CSRHUB2011USACSRHub offers consensus Environment, Social & Governance ratings to benchmark performance, study supply chains, improve reporting, and build portfolios.
Culture BioSystems2012USACulture BioSystems is a technology developer with an advanced cultivation platform which enables large-scale production of algae to be used in producing biofuels, aviation fuels, feed, protein and nutraceuticals.
Dayna Designs2005USADayna Designs designs and manufacture fashionable, environmentally responsible, fair labor products for the licensed college sports markets.
DestaGlobal2012IndiaDesta has a technology platform and a network of village managers to make available income generating and cost saving products and services in remote rural areas of India. With a strong focus on Agriculture, Education and Health, Desta aims to contribute significantly to rural prosperity.
DGrid2017Morocco / USADGrid 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.
DivySci Software2020USAWe sell a diversity, equity, and inclusion analytics platform to public and private entities to address challenges around building metrics to assess their internal diversity and inclusion norms. We are based in the U.S. and sell to customers in the U.S.
Doctory2020PakistanDoctory ensures that patients get to the right doctor, and to the right diagnosis in the first consultation, eliminating wasted cost and time to access high-quality healthcare. They operate in Pakistan.
DOTS Coffee2017Thailanddots coffee is a bangkok-based chain of coffee shops that employs visually impaired persons in all front-of-house roles, including baristas and shop managers.
Dunia Designs2019TanzaniaDunia Designs makes commercially well-designed furniture, accessories, construction products & more out of 90% upcycled plastic – we’ve taken over 400 tons of plastic waste out of the Tanzanian environment since our conception in 2016.
Easy Solar2016Sierra LeoneEasy Solar is making energy, life-transforming products, and financial services affordable and accessible to everyone in West Africa.
Eco Fuels Kenya2015KenyaEco Fuels Kenya produce bio-fuel, animal feed and organic fertilizer from the nut of the croton megalocarpus tree; one of the most prominent indigenous species across ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Eco Ola2010PeruEco Ola delivers Amazonian Superfoods that are delicious, healthy, and done right.
eco spaces2014USAEcospaces is creating sustainability in urban areas! * We install: Green Roofs * Green Walls * Rain Gardens * Rain Barrels * Solar Panels * Beehives * and Birdhouses.
EcoAct Tanzania2017TanzaniaEcoAct Tanzania uses plastic extrusion technology to recycle and transform post consumer waste plastics into durable and long lasting plastic lumbers.
EcoPost2011KenyaEcoPost uses 100% recycled plastics to make aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber for use in applications ranging from fencing to landscaping.
EcoZoom2012Kenya / Tanzania / Uganda / Nigeria / Rhana / Somalia / South AfricaEcoZoom makes clean burning, portable wood and charcoal powered cookstoves, and solar powered lighting solutions.
Elevated Honey2016ChinaElevated 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.
Ellie Fun Day2013India / USAEllie Fun Day designs organic baby blankets that are sourced responsibly and made by marginalized women in India.
Elysian Holdings2019USAElysian Holdings is leveraging the growing national and global support for industrial hemp cultivation as a sustainable and profitable 3-product — seed, oil, and hemp fiber — successor to more-depleting tobacco, corn, cotton, soybean farming.
Embright2010USAEmbright is a leadership development and executive coaching firm with expertise in helping companies rise to the challenge of sustainability.
Esoko2016KenyaEsoko is a simple but powerful communication tool for businesses, government, NGOs and others to connect with farmers. Use any mix of our web and mobile apps, original agricultural content, and on-the-ground deployment services for your marketing, monitoring and advisory needs.
Essmart Global2013IndiaEssmart creates a marketplace for essential technologies, like solar lanterns and water filters, in places where people already shop.
Evaptainers2015MoroccoEvaptainers creates “zero energy” refrigeration systems using patent-pending modular and mobile refrigeration units to systemically reduce food spoilage in the developing world.
Faire Collection2010EcuadorFaire Collection is a jewelry company that specializes in fair trade and eco-friendly designs, made out of natural materials that have been sustainably harvested from the rain forests of South America.
Family & Nursing Care Therapeutic Massage2011USALegacy Therapeutic Massage will be the United States’ first and only eco-friendly, triple bottom line, in-home geriatric massage services company. Legacy Therapeutic Massage will service older adults who reside in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland, and Washington, DC, and will branch out to other nearby counties, such as Howard and Anne Arundel, over time. We will bring geriatric massage into the privacy, safety, and convenience of seniors’ places of residence, whether they live in a private home or a senior living community, such as an independent living community, an assisted living community, or a nursing home, as well as temporary locations such as hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.
Fargreen2014VietnamFargreen produces edible mushrooms and biofertilizers made from rice straw waste, which helps solve the environmental problem associated with open rice straw burning in Vietnam as well as the social problem of the migration of farmers to the urban areas in search of employment in between the two rice growing seasons.
Farmland LP2012USAFarmland LP, a private equity fund, acquires conventional farmland and converts it into certified organic, sustainable farmland. Investors are provided with the security of owning farmland while benefiting from the value added by converting to organic farmland.
Firefly Power2016CanadaFireflyPower sells highly efficient, scalable, lightweight and affordable carbon fiber wind turbines, to residential and commercial electricity consumers, which are technologically innovative, modular and reduce consumer electricity costs.
First Access2013KenyaFirst Access promotes financial inclusion for the billions of people who lack formal personal records by reducing the cost of offering and accessing financial services in these ‘informal’ markets. They use prepaid mobile records to help increase access to credit.
Folia Materials2017BangladeshFolia Materials makes anti-viral and anti-bacterial products by integrating Silver (Ag) and Copper (Cu) particles into paper and related material.
FREDsense Technologies2014CanadaFREDsense combines biology and engineering to detect chemicals in your water. We use a biosensor with an electrochemical output to create a system that is fast, sensitive, and unlike anything else on the market, allowing anyone to know exactly what is in their water.
Fuego del Sol Haiti2015HaitiFuego del Sol Haiti collects, sorts, upcycles and recycles waste products into usable products engaging underutilized source fuel resources in Haiti to produce ecological fuel briquettes to fight Haiti’s deadly charcoal addiction; FdS Haiti also designs, manufactures and distributes the improved cookstoves and related technologies.
Future Forward Foods2019USAFuture Forward Foods is a health and wellness company that produces healthy, wholesome, engaging consumer packaged goods.
GCE Lab School2011USAGCE Lab School cultivates global citizens ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
gDiapers2015USAgDiapers sells diapers using Cradle to Cradle design principles that allows both parents of babies and aged care facilities to create a resource from the waste using bio-digesters and commercial composters.
Generation Conscious2020USAGeneration Conscious is a sustainable laundry and cleaning company that’s committed to environmental justice.
Generation Enterprise2010NigeriaThis firm integrates job training, microfinance, entrepreneurship development and job creation with purpose to assist youth in developing world to become responsible business owners. They will start in Lagos.
Gham Power2014NepalGham Power provides Solar Photovoltaic systems for residential & commercial buildings, bringing the highest quality solar technology to Nepal at affordable prices.
Ghonsla2008PakistanGhonsla is a sustainable insulation technology company based in Lahore, Pakistan. They use recycled materials to produce highly effective, low-cost insulation.
GivKwik2013USAGivKwik is a mobile, web and API platform that makes philanthropy a more impulsive and frequent act.
GogyUp2019USAGogyUp 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.
Golden Coast Mead2016USAGolden Coast Mead sells the best mead to conscious millennial foodies in order to solve honeybee die-off and transition alcohol production from monoculture with demand for regenerative honey.
Goods that Matter2011USAMATTER L3C is an industrial design and consulting studio that partners with community organizations, NGOs and entities working for the public good to develop meaningful strategic projects and products to support and promote social needs initiatives.
Grateful Gardeners2020USAGrateful Gardners focus on growing organic and sustainable flowers on their farm. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD, USA.
Great Lakes Energy2011RwandaGreat Lakes Energy is a solar innovation and distribution enterprise based in Kigali, Rwanda.
Green Energy Biofuels2014NigeriaGreen Energy Biofuels is scaling renewable ethanol for clean cooking fuels. Green Energy Biofuels is a SMEFUNDS company.
Green Print Partners2016USAGreenPrint Partners makes it easy for cities to achieve high-impact, community-driven stormwater solutions.
Green Product Placement2012USAGreen Product Placement is committed to using the marketing platform of media product placement to promote products with a green, ethical, social enterprising and local entrepreneurial agenda.
Greenleaf Integrative Strategies2008USAGreenleaf Integrative Strategies provides training and support services to enhance wellness and resiliency of professionals working in high-pressure and/or trauma-related situations.
GridPlex Networks2012USAGridPlex provides energy and conservation products and services that increase electric system efficiency and reliability, can save billions for utilities and consumers, and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Groundit2016CanadaGroundit offers waste hauling services to coffee shops across cities and recycle their used coffee grounds and organic waste to produce a high quality compost that is sold to consumers as a safer and more effective alternative to polluting synthetic fertilizers!
Handscart2016IndiaHandscart is a provider of indigenous handmade products directly from Artisans and weavers hand from all over globe to save culture and history behind products.
Haptic Path2018Russia / IsraelHaptic path is an ethical slow fashion brand, which provides people with longlasting comfortable clothes made of hemp. They are based in Israel and Russia and sell online. https://hapticpath.com/
Harvest Nation2020USAHarvest Nation is a vertical aeroponic farm whose revolutionary design makes healthy living a viable option in communities challenged by location, climate, and economic constraint.
HawKar2017TunisiaHawKar is building a smart electric car that is directly accessible in a wheelchair, compact, economical & environmentally friendly.
Help Support2010USAThis is web-based application helps non-profits, churches, and mission agencies raise awareness and support through their volunteers.
HERHealthEQ2020GlobalWe provide innovative medical equipment to healthcare systems or entrepreneurs in developing countries to address the lack of quality medical equipment to treat, detect, or prevent non-communicable diseases affecting women’s health.
HeSapa Enterprises2020USARapid City, SD, USA Business Products
Himalayan Wild Fibers2017NepalHimalayan Wild Fibers produces textile fiber extracted from a plant growing wild in the Himalayas and sells it into established textile supply chains as a ‘better than linen’ raw material input to high end apparel and furnishings manufacturing in order to create income for subsistence farmers who wild-harvest our raw material.
Husk Power Systems2008IndiaHusk Power Systems generates clean, safe and efficient electricity at affordable rates in some of India’s most remote communities.
Hydroponic Farms Uganda2020UgandaHydroponic Farms is a home-grown Ugandan climate smart urban farming social enterprise that primarily designs, manufactures and distributes Hydroponic Farms.
I-Dev International2010GlobalI-DEV designs and builds economically-viable, market-based businesses and industries at the base of the pyramid. They do this by aligning the interests of corporations and local communities to create bottom line value for both.
Ignitia2016Ghana / Mali / Nigeria / SwedenIgnitia 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 .
Immersed Games2014USAImmersed Games is creating an immersive world for deep learning experiences.
Impact Entrepreneur2012USAImpact Entrepreneur is a global impact digital media company delivering content, social networking and complementary web-based products and services that focus on the burning issues of our time. Our core offering is an innovative hybrid of professional storytelling and citizen journalism on global environmental and social justice issues.
Inache2020IndiaInache solves for the lack of transparent and accountable grievance redressal mechanisms in factories by providing an anonymized communication tool for workers to communicate their suggestions and grievances via SMS or voice call, and for managers to listen and respond. We are currently based in India and have rolled out Inache in 29 factories of Shahi Exports Ltd., India’s largest apparel export business and our industry partner.
IndiVillage Tech Solutions2015IndiaIndiVillage trains rural women and children in India on information technology and provides secure employment opportunities by integrating with the information economy and outsource knowledge work.
Indonesia Organic2011IndonesiaIndonesia Organic is a website marketing solution that provides 24/7/365 local and international access to products, farmers, training, and information, and promotes the expansion of the organic industry in Indonesia.
Ingressive2015Ghana / Kenya / Nigeria / Rwanda / South AfricaIngressive is an impact facilitation firm that connects scalable, revenue-generating, vetted African businesses with international investors seeking double-bottom line opportunities.
Iron Goat2014USAIron Goat is a small self-fueled mower and grass pellet harvester. It uses the grassy biomass that it harvests as fuel, and processes the biomass that it does not use into a dried pellet form which can be used for other applications such as heating or power generation.
Jaan Pakistan2017PakistanJaan Pakistan sell affordable clean energy solutions to off-grid areas of Pakistan.
Jackrabbit Development2020USAJackRabbit creates self-sustaining, efficient, “smart” homes and structures, that provide mankind a better way to live.
JaM Treats2020USAJaM Treats makes food that is plant-based and entirely gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugar. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD, USA.
Jitasa2008USAJitsa provides finance, accounting and bookkeeping services for non-profits to lower their administrative costs. This helps non-profits to focus more time on programs and less time on day-to-day financial management and make better financial decisions with more accurate and timely financial data.
JUEGA+2010SpainPLAY+PLUS is an educational program based on innovative school texts for children from 7 to 11 years old, which operate like sticker albums that cover all of these socially relevant contents.
Kamson Financial2011USAProvide loans and advisory services to communities in developing countries by raising money in the global capital market through development bonds and other creative and innovative financing mechanisms to enhance income generation and improve productivity while taking into consideration the impact on the environment and underserved communities in developed economies.
KeepSight2011USAKeepSight.com is a free public service website that helps you monitor your vision between routine visits to your eye doctor.
Koe Koe Tech2015MyanmarKoe Koe Tech employs and trains local Myanmar people in computer programming and develops health IT software for Myanmar’s data-deprived health sector.
KOMAZA2011KenyaKOMAZA is unlocking the potential of small-scale farmers to solve Africa’s wood supply crisis by providing farmers with support across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills.
Kopo Kopo2011KenyaKopo Kopo is a world-class platform to enable small and medium businesses to accept mobile payments and build relationships with their customers.
Kouzin Dlo2016HaitiKouzin Dlo sells bottles of liquid chlorine through a network of female Sales Agents who work in low-income communities as the engine of the business.
Krimanshi2016IndiaWe aim to produce animal/cattle feed from invasive plant species, decreasing dependency on grains and oil seeds, to reduce the cost on feeding cattle by 50% in next 2 years and create additional livelihood opportunities in raw material collection.
Kuli Kuli2013Ghana / Haiti / Nicaragua / USAKuli Kuli sells moringa-based nutritional products to health-conscious and globally aware consumers in the United States in order to help reduce malnutrition in West Africa.
La Mano del Mono2014MexicoLa Mano del Mono combines environmental education and ecotourism experiential learning to share knowledge, skills and values that lead us to be part of the solutions we need to tackle environmental and social challenges of today’s world and ensure tomorrow.
LabourNet2009IndiaLabourNet enables sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged men, women and youth in urban and rural areas.
Last Call2019USALast Call enables people in need to enjoy restaurant quality meals at a discounted price, reducing food waste.
Living Canopies2019USALiving Canopies uses its living umbrella technology with its solar-smart irrigation to shade people with plant canopies of beautiful flowers and local edibles.
Lokal Uprise2020USAAmazing custom adventures that are good for people and the planet. They are based in Venice, CA.
LuminAID Lab2012USALuminAID Lab develops cost effective, solar-rechargeable lighting products. The LuminAID light – is an inflatable, lightweight, waterproof solar lantern that can be packed and shipped flat and is ideal for use in emergency and disaster situations.
Lumos2013IndiaLumos sells Solar Energy enabled apparel (e.g. T-shirts) and accessories (Backpacks) to mobile working executives to solve their mobile and laptop charging issues as well as provide other electricity-based functionality with the product.
Maisha Meds2015KenyaMiti Health builds and distributes software to support Kenyan retail pharmacies’ access and manage higher-quality medication, including a point of sale system and supply and inventory management.
Makua Jewelry2016ColombiaMakua Jewelry is a Colombian jewelry brand that uses ancestral techniques of indigenous communities of Colombia fused with contemporary design.
Malian Agribusiness2020KenyaWe sell sweet potatoes and sweet potatoes to residents of Embu county, Kenya. We purchase the sweet potatoes from small scale farmers in Kenya to address the lack of reliable market problem that the farmers experience.
Manta Biofuel2016USAManta Biofuel has developed a three step method for producing renewable crude oil from algae: Grow, Harvest and Convert.
Mas Panadas2020USAM’Panadas makes healthy empanadas. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD.
Maternova2011Haiti / MexicoMaternova 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.
Mathalicious2011USAMathalicious is rewriting the middle and high school math curriculum around real world topics that students care about. By providing lessons directly to individual teachers, Mathalicious is also helping to change the way educational content is delivered.
Mera Gao Power2011IndiaMera 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.
MilkCrate2015USAMilkCrate makes impact actionable and measurable through mobile app solutions for nonprofit programs and municipal initiatives.
Mille Collines2011KenyaAtelier des Mille Collines carries the design, production and distribution of high quality clothing and accessories under a brand with a strong identity.
Million Dollar Scholar2011USAMillion Dollar Scholar edits applications, personal statements, and scholarship essays for students across the world through an e-commerce solution. For every purchased service, we will provide free services to a low income student.
MISFIT Foods2015USAWith ~50% of the veggies you love and ~50% humanely raised chicken. No processed protein substitutes or pureed vegetable binders. Just real, good food.
MoveInSync2009IndiaMoveInSync provides smart, effective and safe corporate transport operations, providing complete control and visibility to the transportation stakeholders.
moWoza2013Mozambique / South AfricamoWoza is an innovation focus company that develops solutions for emerging markets.
Mozaique2020USA / Guatemala / RomaniaMozaïque is home-decor goods company that seeks to increase artisans’ financial predictability by developing together with them the necessary tools to take their products to the global market. They are based in the US, and work with artisans in Romania and Guatemala.
Mozambikes2012MozambiqueMozambikes is the first provider seeking to build a bicycle industry and make bicycles a commodity in Mozambique. The unique advantage of Mozambikes lies in their model of bicycle sales to provide bicycles of higher quality and lower prices to all provinces in Mozambique.
Musana Carts2016UgandaMusana Carts provide urban street vendors with a cleaner, safer and more efficient solution to their cooking, storage, and financing needs.
Native Botanicals2020USANative Botanicals is a Native American-owned e-commerce business, bringing indigenous healing traditions into modern self-care. Our products are made using traditional Lakota remedies and natural ingredients and include herbal tinctures, topical beauty and health products, environmental sprays and gift bundles. We’re working to ensure native medicines are protected from over-harvesting. A portion of our sales funds replanting projects.
Nedraki2019VenezuelaNedraki is a sustainable development company in Venezuela that uses plastic waste material for 3D printing.
New Hope Farm2013USAWe sell agriculture/value-added products to retail and wholesale customers to solve problems of increasing income to farmers and ranchers.
New Trintionink2008GermanyNew Trintionink makes edible weeds, the most frugal choice of fresh produce, accessible to the general public.
Nicomak2010FranceNicomak has been developing tools by its own, or partnerships with tool vendors and expert consultants and trainers to answer your needs. We are specialized in ethics, management and CSR, and are able to provide solutions for SMEs and big companies, but also for governments and non-profits. Nicomak has developed Ethimak, a tool to answer your needs to train all your co-workers on ethics. Different from the current solutions on the market, Ethimak provides your coworkers with a regular solutions to be trained in a fun and motivating way to ethics, while providing for the management employee feedback management features (EFM).
NODE2017USANODE is a B to C housing solutions and technology integration company that makes radical sustainability in residential buildings affordable by combining the efficiencies of modular building with technology and systems integration.
Noosphere Marketing2012USANoosphere Media is developing a publishing and social media application for higher education and mission driven organizations (MDOs). Colleges, universities and MDOs will build online ‘communities of thought’ via their branded noospheres, promoting a collective voice and a distinctive presence on the internet, thereby expanding their global reach and impact.
Novulis2019EcuadorNovulis is a social, public-health enterprise that provides on-the-job-site oral health solutions with employer subsidy to the working poor of Ecuador.
Nuestro Bambú2019UruguayNuestro Bambú is a creative bamboo design and architecture studio, with social and enviromental impact.
Nuru Energy2010RwandaNuru Energy is improving health, education and eradicating poverty with the world’s first commercially available pedal generator.
One World Play Project2011USAOne World Futbol Project is a B Corporation that markets and distributes a virtually indestructible soccer ball that never needs a pump and goes on playing even if punctured multiple times.
ONergy2011IndiaONergy is India’s leading solar enterprise providing complete solar solutions and services.
Oretronics Technology2016NigeriaOretronics Technology increases energy security by developing, deploying and distributing renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and solutions to solve energy poverty, electricity access and high electricity cost challenges and as a means of reducing carbon emissions on our planet.
Outline India2017IndiaOutline India is a research and consultancy firm, focusing on ground level primary data collection work from communities that are hard to reach, to enable data-driven decision-making at policy and intervention levels.
PACE MD2014MexicoPACE provides quality training to the best health providers in Latin America.
PaverGuide2015USAPaverGuide is a structural base for paving systems. It is manufactured from recycled plastic and provides a massive rainwater reservoir and expansive infiltration surface.
PearTree Preschool2010USAPear Tree Preschool is a year-round preschool providing New York City families with a child-centered approach to early learning, collaborative family atmosphere, and a safe, inspiring environment that encourages exploration and creativity.
PharmaSecure2009IndiaPharmaSecure protects the world from the threat of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and other goods.
Pinkcollar2017MalaysiaPinkcollar 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.
Pitaya2011Nicaragua Pitaya sells the highest quality Dragon Fruit, to bring you the brightest color while supporting those in need.
PowerMundo2009PeruPowerMundo improves access to solar and other clean technologies to empower people in emerging markets.
Prana Sustainable Water2012SwitzerlandWaste Water Exchange – Transforming wastewater into energy, fertilisers, clean water, bio-cements. The Wastewater Exchange is matching offers and demands of wastewater and of wastewater by-and recovered products for agriculture, for energy, for green transport and/or for other needs can boost circular economy prioritising local productions, jobs and food security.
Prisere2011USAPrisere enables small enterprise access to capital by enabling better risk management practices.
Prison Art2020MexicoPrison Art was born 5 years ago inspired by an experience of the founder Jorge Cueto. After being held in a Mexican jail unjustly for a year, he decided to create a sustainable project that could prevent the people who have been incarcerated, from falling into the hands of organized crime groups. The Company would as well, reduce the discrimination in which this group is subjected. Prison Art has developed a training program that fuses the traditional tattoo, chiseling, fashion design and leather construction resulting in a luxury line of leather products.
Prometheon Pharma2015USAPrometheon Pharma is eliminating needle injections and shaping the future of drug delivery.
Prosperity Candle2010USAProsperity Candle supports refugees and artisans through candle-making and beautifully crafted vessels.
PulpWorks2012USAPulpWorks offers compostable products, molded from 100% post-consumer waste paper. Our environmentally thoughtful protective packaging is fashioned from the very same raw material that’s been used for decades to create egg cartons. Said another way, we turn garbage into safe, planet-friendly products.
Rate It Green2016USARate It Green platform connects and supports green builders and green building companies across the globe in order to enable product and service validation and information exchange, with an ultimate goal of reducing the impact of the built environment.
Re-Nuble2013USARe-Nuble is a leading developer of innovative, plant-based, agricultural technologies sourced from verified, unrecoverable vegetative waste streams.
Realty Sage2016USARealty Sage is the largest and most comprehensive online real estate marketplace for sustainable homes. ‘The Zillow of eco-friendly homes.’
Reiki Learning and Healing Center2010USAThis firm is a job creation program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and low-income doing Reiki as franchise operators.
Rendered2020USARendered Inc. is working to promote sustainability by vending quality & rare used apparel. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD.
Renew Power Systems2020USARenew Power Systems has developed a modular, expandable design fpr microgrids. They have worked around the world, and are based in Saint Paul, MN.
Richmond Balance2005USARichmond Balance Fitness Staffing was created to assist companies in staffing fitness positions within their own company. Many companies in the Richmond area have outsourced their entire fitness staff to Richmond Balance. Other companies hire Richmond Balance to provide substitute or temporary staff on an on-call basis. Their training staff will travel to schools and local businesses to provide lectures and training programs to students and employees.
Rubberbanditz2011USARubberbanditz, LLC is a health-conscious business based in Durham, North Carolina. We specialize in mobile fitness equipment and resistance bands that completely remove any excuse you might have to exercise. Whether its pull ups, crossfit, powerlifting or general fitness, we have what you need!
RUR Greenlife2016IndiaRUR designs, builds, and implements sustainable,decentralized waste management solutions for individuals, schools, organizations, housing societies, industry to recycle 80% of waste into resource to reduce landfill load leading to reduction in carbon/methane emissions and conserving the planet.
Saathi2016IndiaSaathi has developed a fully eco-friendly and biodegradable sanitary pad with an absorbent core made from waste banana tree fiber.
San Miguel de Proyectos Agropecuarios2020MexicoSan Miguel produces a line of plant based, high protein and high fiber products for the food industry and retail consumers that is made from amaranth, an ancestral grain with exceptional nutritional value. Based in Mexico, San Miguel uses a social enterprise model to engage farmer-producers in the field, employ and empower a local production team, and bring the nutritional benefits of amaranth to consumers in Mexico and abroad.
Sanergy2011KenyaSanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by providing sustainable non-sewered sanitation solutions in Africa’s urban informal settlements.
Sanivation2015KenyaSanivation 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.
Schaduf Urban Micro Farms2012EgyptSchaduf develops innovative urban farming systems. They strive to create financially sustainable businesses for their customers, while tackling Egypt and other arid regions’ agricultural land and water scarcity problems.
Shellcatch2011ChileShellcatch uses mobile technology to effectively address fish fraud, seafood sustainability claims and bring consumer confidence back into the market. They were the first to develop an easy to use, low cost IT solution for artisanal fishery fleets.
Shifting Patterns Consulting2011USAShifting Patterns Consulting is a socially responsible consulting firm that helps social enterprises access funding and strengthen their people and organizational capabilities.
Signalytic2019UgandaSignalytic provides an e-health solution so Health Providers can focus on delivering quality care to their patients. They are in Uganda.
Skynotch Energy Africa2015KenyaSkynotchenergy Africa sells solar water pumping technology to provide sustainable access to water for agricultural and household use.
SOL VISTA2014USASOL VISTA’s mission is to make building efficiency simple and profitable. We provide building performance management and efficiency-implementation services to building owners across the U.S.
Solar Bear2020USASolar Bear is committed to battling climate change through education, workforce development, and solar projects. Specifically we are working on tribal lands but plan to expand next year to the rest of Minnesota. Right now I lean heavily on my friends in the industry and usually will contact with them for engineering services and such. My crew has experience in energy efficiency also and we plan to install solar in the summer and energy efficiency.
Solar Site Design2014USASolar Site Design was built to reduce the cost of customer acquisition with the help of the next generation of solar project originators.
Solaris Offgrid2015TanzaniaSolaris by Eternum provides affordable, reliable, modular and easy-to-use solar stations that allow low income Tanzanians to generate revenue by charging devices such as lamps and phones in their community.
SolarPipo2016UgandaSolarPipo provides data insights about solar projects in East Africa and collaborates with funders to offer small businesses and projects innovative clean energy financing, which can be a key bottleneck for SMEs operating in emerging markets to access or switch to clean energy.
SolePower2013USASole Power provides a renewable energy source to any individual without ready access to a conventional power grid for operating personal electronic devices, providing a portable, inexpensive and more convenient alternative to the traditional battery.
Solstice2016USASolstice radically expands access to clean energy by providing roofless solar to the 80 percent of American households that cannot install an array on their roof.
Sonsight Wind2016USASonsight 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.
Soupergirl2009USASoupergirl serves fresh, homemade soup made with ingredients from small local farms that practice sustainable farming methods.
Spark Fund2014USASparkfund powers your organization with efficient technologies like lighting, building controls, and HVAC without the complexity.
Speak Shop2006GuatemalaSpeak Shop is the first company to offer an online marketplace where customers access a network of independent Spanish tutors in Guatemala and take private, face-to-face lessons through video conferencing.
Spira2018USASpira creates neutral-tasting spirulina powder as a complete sustainable protein ingredient for food companies. They operate in India, Peru and the USA.
Sproutel2012USASproutel is a patient-centered R&D workshop, producing products like Jerry the Bear, an interactive plush toy that helps kids with Type 1 Diabetes adjust to their new lifestyle.
Sproxil2009Ghana / India / Kenya / Mali / Nigeria / Pakistan / TanzaniaSproxil builds trust across pharmaceutical supply chains with mobile technology solutions that emphasize direct engagement from the factory through to the consumer.
StartSomeGood2012AustraliaStartSomeGood allows social entrepreneurs to ask for small amounts of money from supporters around the world, and gives them the tools to update their supporters, provide unique rewards in exchange for support and run multiple campaigns over time.
Structures Design/Build2010USAStructures Design/Build is a triple bottom line company that uses patented technologies to design, manufacture and oversee the construction of cost competitive low energy & carbon (LEC) and zero energy & carbon (ZEC) buildings in all sectors of the United States building industry.
Suntap2017MexicoSuntap is the first solar water heater designed specifically for emerging market conditions.
Takamoto Biogas2012KenyaTakamotobiogas provide biogas with accessible financing to small scale farmers ensuring access to clean energy for everyone.
Tala2011Kenya / Philippines / USATala uses nontraditional data to create credit scores that are bringing 3 billion consumers to the global market.
TerraOak2016GhanaTerraOak builds a patented smokeless cookstove that is also able to convert heat energy to electricity.
TerViva2012USATerViva grows a hardy, high yielding oilseed tree crop called pongamia.
Teysha2014HondurasTeysha brings together customers and skilled artisans to create beautiful goods which empower people to connect and create together.
The Jackfruit Company2013India / USAThe Jackfruit Company supports agricultural supply chain development for fruits in India.
Toilets for People2015PeruToilets for People provides an affordable, sustainable and ecological toilet solution to those living off-grid in cabins, tiny houses, boats and RVs. They also provide toilet solutions to organizations working in community development and disaster relief.
Tonlé2013CambodiaTonlé designs and makes comfortable, wearable clothes that are as original and beautiful as the people who make them. We adhere to principles of transparency, fairness, and waste reduction in everything we do, from the big stuff like wages, down to the little things like the materials in our buttons.
Turbodega2018Peru / Mexico / Bolivia / ColombiaTurbodega improves the competitiveness of small grocers enabling access to better prices, credits, product delivery, and business support. Focus in Latin America, launching in Peru.
Twice As Warm2012USATwice As Warm is a clothing company that provides winter clothing to homeless children and families. For every item purchased, a donation of the same clothing is given to a person in need.
Uncommon Cacao2013Belize / GuatemalaUncommon Cacao boldly embraces Transparent Trade to source quality cacao.
Union Kitchen2016USAUnion Kitchen lowers the barriers to entry and growth for food businesses by offering kitchen space, a full-time cleaning team, catering, distribution services, and our own retail outlets, acting as a one-stop shop for everything an existing or launching food business needs.
Up Top Acres2015USAUp Top Acres designs, builds and operates commercial rooftop soil farms.
Urban Pastoral Collective2015USAUrban Pastoral Collective combines real estate development & investment with a specialized focus in the design / implementation of vertically integrated food-sector businesses & alternative green spaces.
Vari2012IndiaVari aims to provide convenient and hassle-free resources to farmers in India so that they can sell their produce on their own terms and to initiate exchange of information between seller and buyer, thus developing commercial activities without total reliance on intermediaries.
VegAndes2020USAVegAndes is a fast-casual restaurant that offers a simple Bolivian menu that consists of bowls, desserts, shakes and juices. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD.
Verde Sustainable Solutions2012USAVerde created the VERDE iPad app to help consumers reduce their electricity usage in homes and businesses through a home energy audit.
Verden Interior Design Studio2009USAVerden Interior Design Studio is a full service Interior Design and Consultant firm located in Philadelphia, PA. They utilize green and sustainable products on all of their interior design projects.
Vertical Harvest2012USAVertical Harvest is dedicated to to growing fresh local food and jobs in urban communities.
Village Ecosystems2010USAVillage Ecosystems specializes in creating service ecosystems that save water, reduce energy use, and create natural habitat.
VSJF Flexible Capital Fund2012USAThe VSJF Flexible Capital Fund provides subordinated debt and royalty financing to growth stage companies in Vermont’s value-added agricultural, forest products, and clean technology businesses.
Wana Energy Solutions2014UgandaWana Energy Solutions was started to create a market for LPG in Uganda. Additionally, WANA works to create awareness among the masses that LPG is an alternative and the way to go.
Wash Cycle Laundry2012USAWash Cycle Laundry delivers laundry on bicycles with trailers to consumers, businesses, and institutions and washes it using sustainable, cost-competitive processes that reduce the water and energy required to do so. They also strive to create meaningful, upwardly mobile careers in all their locations.
WeCyclers2013NigeriaWecyclers gives low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from waste and clean up their neighborhoods through incentive-based recycling.
Wello Water2011IndiaWello 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.
WeSpire2011USAWeSpire develops persuasive technology – combining dynamic content, social levers, and gamification to capture people’s imagination and produce meaningful results.
WholeForest2016EcuadorWholeForest partners with with forest communities in Ecuador to conserve threatened forests, implements sustainable forest management, designs and manufactures hardwood flooring and furniture in the community factory, and markets them to green construction projects in the US.
Wilkins Engineering2013GhanaWilkins Engineering Ltd provides Grid Extension Services and Supply and Installation of Solar PV Systems to Municipal, Metropolitan and Districts on behalf of the Ghanaian Government with the rural poor being the beneficiaries.
Wolakota Buffalo Range2020USAWolakota is the the world’s largest native-owned and managed buffalo herd.
World Leadership School2008USAWorld Leadership School empowers young leaders to find new and innovative approaches to the world’s pressing problems.
XSProject2010IndonesiaRather than allow this flexible plastic to become potential toxic waste by clogging landfills and waterways, XSGlobalBags acquires the plastic from trash pickers before it piles up in toxic landfills. XSGlobalBags strives to support the trash picking community by purchasing trash at higher than average prices. Additionally, some proceeds from XSGlobalBags sales are donated to the XSProjectFoundation (non-profit) where funds are used to reinvest into the community. The funds provide scholarship and education programs for poor, needy children in Indonesia. XS hopes that this education will mean that these children will not have to sell trash, but will instead have a better life, different than that of their parents and grandparents.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks2013ThailandYellow Leaf Hammocks exists to empower the Hill tribe members in Thailand to rise out of poverty by creating stable, culturally sustainable, high wage weaving jobs.
Zenful Bites2015USAZenful Bites is a food education and eco-catering social enterprise practicing conscious cooking using natural, locally sourced ingredients with the aim of fostering a sustainable and fair food system in the DC metro region.
ZigWay2019MyanmarZigWay 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.
Zivtech2009USAZivtech is an open source web development, design, and training shop located in Philadelphia with satellite offices in Madison, WI and New York, NY. Zivtech specializes in building powerful and scalable web applications, implementing enterprise content management systems, and creating beautiful web-based design.
Zulu Time2013USAZulu is a help center for modern Veterans that addresses various needs in a comfortable setting through the use of technology and peer to peer counseling.