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.

CompanyCategoryCountries of OperationDescription
1000ecofarmsAgricultureRussia / 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 OrganicsAgricultureUSA3 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/
A New Hope FarmAgricultureUSAA New Hope Farm sells agriculture/value-added products to retail and wholesale customers to solve problems of increasing income to farmers and ranchers.
Adalci CoffeeAgricultureUSA / TogoAdalci Coffee & Co. sells ground and whole bean roasted coffee to coffee drinkers and socially conscious consumers in order to address the low wages that farmers earn in developing countries, like Togo (West Africa). We sell to customers in the United States of America.
AfriLife ProductsAgricultureTanzaniaAfriLife Products is a Tanzanian producer of organic, fair-trade honey. The company’s key activities consist of 1) purchasing raw honey from local Tanzanian beekeepers, 2) processing the honey at AfriLife’ facilities, 3) packaging it and 4) selling the honey to Tanzanian local retail outlets.
Apogee FarmsAgricultureUSAApogee Farms is committed to creating a sustainable closed loop urban food system that will revolutionize the way we design cities.
Awi SuperFoodsAgricultureBrazilAwi SuperFoods sells multivitamin sorbets that strengthen your immunity and the well-being of the amazon region.
Back to the RootsAgricultureUSABack 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.
Blessed CoffeeAgricultureEthiopiaBlessed 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.
Cinnamon Tree OrganicsAgricultureUSACinnamon Tree Organics brings flavor and value back into the kitchen with direct-trade, single-origin spices. We work hand-in-hand with small farmers who grow heirloom spices using practices that respect the environment. With no middlemen, more returns go to rural farming communities to help increase farmers’ quality of life.
Eco Fuels KenyaAgricultureKenyaEco 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 OlaAgriculturePeruEco Ola delivers Amazonian Superfoods that are delicious, healthy, and done right.
Elevated HoneyAgricultureChinaElevated 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.
EsokoAgricultureKenyaEsoko 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.
EvaptainersAgricultureMoroccoEvaptainers creates “zero energy” refrigeration systems using patent-pending modular and mobile refrigeration units to systemically reduce food spoilage in the developing world.
FargreenAgricultureVietnamFargreen 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 LPAgricultureUSAFarmland 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.
Future Forward FoodsAgricultureUSAFuture Forward Foods is a health and wellness company that produces healthy, wholesome, engaging consumer packaged goods.
Golden Coast MeadAgricultureUSAGolden 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.
Grateful GardenersAgricultureUSAGrateful Gardeners focus on growing organic and sustainable flowers on their farm.
GrounditAgricultureCanadaGroundit 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!
Harvest NationAgricultureUSAHarvest Nation is a vertical aeroponic farm whose revolutionary design makes healthy living a viable option in communities challenged by location, climate, and economic constraint.
Hydroponic Farms UgandaAgricultureUgandaHydroponic Farms Uganda is a home-grown Ugandan climate smart urban farming social enterprise that primarily designs, manufactures and distributes Hydroponic Farms.
IgnitiaAgricultureGhana / 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 .
Iron GoatAgricultureUSAIron 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.
JaM TreatsAgricultureUSAJaM 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.
KOMAZAAgricultureKenyaKOMAZA 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.
KrimanshiAgricultureIndiaKrimanshi produces 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 KuliAgricultureGhana / 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.
Last CallAgricultureUSALast Call enables people in need to enjoy restaurant quality meals at a discounted price, reducing food waste.
Malian AgriBusiness SolutionsAgricultureKenyaMalian AgriBusiness Solutions sells 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.
Mas PanadasAgricultureUSAMas Panadas makes healthy empanadas.
MISFIT FoodsAgricultureUSAMISFIT Foods unites veggies and humanely-raised meats to create complete delight for your taste buds.
New TrintioninkAgricultureGermanyNew Trintionink makes edible weeds, the most frugal choice of fresh produce, accessible to the general public.
PitayaAgricultureNicaragua Pitaya sells the highest quality Dragon Fruit, to bring you the brightest color while supporting those in need.
SchadufAgricultureEgyptSchaduf 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.
ShellcatchAgricultureChileShellcatch 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.
SoupergirlAgricultureUSASoupergirl serves fresh, homemade soup made with ingredients from small local farms that practice sustainable farming methods.
SpiraAgricultureUSASpira creates neutral-tasting spirulina powder as a complete sustainable protein ingredient for food companies. They operate in India, Peru and the USA.
TerVivaAgricultureUSATerViva grows a hardy, high yielding oilseed tree crop called pongamia.
The Jackfruit CompanyAgricultureIndia / USAThe Jackfruit Company supports agricultural supply chain development for fruits in India.
Uncommon CacaoAgricultureBelize / GuatemalaUncommon Cacao boldly embraces Transparent Trade to source quality cacao.
Up Top AcresAgricultureUSAUp Top Acres designs, builds and operates commercial rooftop soil farms.
Urban Pastoral CollectiveAgricultureUSAUrban Pastoral Collective combines real estate development & investment with a specialized focus in the design / implementation of vertically integrated food-sector businesses & alternative green spaces.
Vertical HarvestAgricultureUSAVertical Harvest is dedicated to to growing fresh local food and jobs in urban communities.
Wolakota Buffalo RangeAgricultureUSAWolakota Buffalo Range is the the world’s largest native-owned and managed buffalo herd.
Zenful BitesAgricultureUSAZenful 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.
Atellier OrganicApparelMexicoAtellier 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.
BennuApparelUSABennu 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.
California Cloth FoundryApparelUSACalifornia Cloth Foundry designs and produces from farm – to – fashion, with their supply chains, luxe leisure apparel and textiles made from regenerative, plant-dyed, all natural and sustainable materials. Their customer is 90/10 women/men, and currently a US distribution, soon Europe and Canada.
Dayna DesignsApparelUSADayna Designs designs and manufacture fashionable, environmentally responsible, fair labor products for the licensed college sports markets.
Faire CollectionApparelEcuadorFaire 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.
gDiapersApparelUSAgDiapers 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.
Haptic PathApparelRussia / 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/
Himalayan Wild FibersApparelNepalHimalayan 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.
LumosApparelIndiaLumos 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.
Makua JewelryApparelColombiaMakua Jewelry is a Colombian jewelry brand that uses ancestral techniques of indigenous communities of Colombia fused with contemporary design.
Mille CollinesApparelKenyaMille Collines carries the design, production and distribution of high quality clothing and accessories under a brand with a strong identity.
RenderedApparelUSARendered Inc. is working to promote sustainability by vending quality & rare used apparel.
TeyshaApparelHondurasTeysha brings together customers and skilled artisans to create beautiful goods which empower people to connect and create together.
TonléApparelCambodiaTonlé 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.
Twice As WarmApparelUSATwice 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.
Ellie Fun DayCraftsIndia / USAEllie Fun Day designs organic baby blankets that are sourced responsibly and made by marginalized women in India.
Goods that MatterCraftsUSAGoods that Matter creates everyday design goods, with extraordinary impact.
HandscartCraftsIndiaHandscart is a provider of indigenous handmade products directly from Artisans and weavers hand from all over globe to save culture and history behind products.
MozaiqueCraftsUSA / 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.
One World Play ProjectCraftsUSAOne World Play 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.
Abe’s EatsCultureUSAAbe’s Eats offers the Interfaith Meat products that are both (Zabihah) Halal and (Glatt) Kosher at the same time.
Blue StarCultureUSABlue Star is an Indigenous American creative small-business enterprise dedicated to quality design, environmental excellence, and smart community building.
DivySciCultureUSADivySci sells 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.
HeSapa EnterprisesCultureUSAHeSapa Enterprises was founded by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal members. Starting off with a single laser engraver the business quickly grew to include screen printing, embroidery, custom knitting, sand carving and sublimation. One of the main reasons for starting their business was to focus on accurately portraying their Native American culture and language.
InacheCultureIndiaInache 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.
BALANCE EdutainmentEducationUSABALANCE 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.
Brave UpEducationChileBrave UP improves the education process and creates safe school environments by facilitating productive conversations about bullying through an online platform.
Community LaddersEducationUSACommunity 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.
EmbrightEducationUSAEmbright is a leadership development and executive coaching firm with expertise in helping companies rise to the challenge of sustainability.
GCE Lab SchoolEducationUSAGCE Lab School cultivates global citizens ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
GogyUpEducationUSAGogyUp 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.
Immersed GamesEducationUSAImmersed Games is creating an immersive world for deep learning experiences.
IndiVillageEducationIndiaIndiVillage 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.
JUEGA+EducationSpainJUEGA+ 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.
KeepSightEducationUSAKeepSight.com is a free public service website that helps you monitor your vision between routine visits to your eye doctor.
MathaliciousEducationUSAMathalicious 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.
Million Dollar ScholarEducationUSAMillion Dollar Scholar edits applications, personal statements, and scholarship essays for students across the world through an e-commerce solution. For every purchased service, we provide free services to a low income student.
Outline IndiaEducationIndiaOutline 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.
PearTree PreschoolEducationUSAPearTree 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.
Shifting Patterns ConsultingEducationUSAShifting Patterns Consulting is a socially responsible consulting firm that helps social enterprises access funding and strengthen their people and organizational capabilities.
Speak Shop EducationGuatemalaSpeak 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.
World Leadership SchoolEducationUSAWorld Leadership School empowers young leaders to find new and innovative approaches to the world’s pressing problems.
Clean DecisionsEmploymentUSAClean Decisions is a janitorial and landscaping service company solely owned and operated by returning citizens.
Co-GROWEmploymentGuyanaCo-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.
Cont3nt.comEmploymentUSACont3nt.com is a global real time marketplace for video journalism and professional media.
DOTS CoffeeEmploymentThailanddots 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.
Kouzin DloEmploymentHaitiKouzin 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.
LabourNetEmploymentIndiaLabourNet enables sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged men, women and youth in urban and rural areas.
NicomakEmploymentFranceNicomak has developed Ethimak, a tool to provide 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).
PinkcollarEmploymentMalaysiaPinkcollar 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.
Prison ArtEmploymentMexicoPrison 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.
Prosperity CandleEmploymentUSAProsperity Candle supports refugees and artisans through candle-making and beautifully crafted vessels.
Reiki Learning and Healing CenterEmploymentUSAReiki Learning and Healing Center is a job creation program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and low-income doing Reiki as franchise operators.
The Flexible Capital FundEmploymentUSAThe 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.
Wash Cycle LaundryEmploymentUSAWash 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.
WeCyclersEmploymentNigeriaWecyclers gives low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from waste and clean up their neighborhoods through incentive-based recycling.
WholeForestEmploymentEcuadorWholeForest 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.
Yellow Leaf HammocksEmploymentThailandYellow 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.
510nanoEnergyUSA510nano manufacturers a low cost, high performing solar module that we sell to utilities, developers and solar integrators.
African Renewable Energy DistributorsEnergyRwanda / UgandaAfrican Renewable Energy Distributors develops a mobile solar kiosk that offers a one stop shop, micro-retail outlet, using a low franchise business model in Rwanda.
BEM ControlsEnergyUSABEM 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.
BoPEEIEnergyIndiaBOPEEI (Bottom 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.
Citizen EnergyEnergyUSACitizen Energy accelerates energy efficiency adoption in mid-size commercial buildings by providing building owners with high return, $0 upfront LED lighting as a service.
CleanChoice EnergyEnergyUSACleanChoice 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.
Culture BioSystemsEnergyUSACulture 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.
DGridEnergyMorocco / 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.
Easy SolarEnergySierra LeoneEasy Solar is making energy, life-transforming products, and financial services affordable and accessible to everyone in West Africa.
EcoZoomEnergyKenya / Tanzania / Uganda / Nigeria / Rhana / Somalia / South AfricaEcoZoom makes clean burning, portable wood and charcoal powered cookstoves, and solar powered lighting solutions.
EssmartEnergyIndiaEssmart creates a marketplace for essential technologies, like solar lanterns and water filters, in places where people already shop.
Estufa Doña DoraEnergyGuatemalaEstufa Doña Dora sells clean, efficient cookstoves in Guatemala to the 735,000 families that buy all of their cooking wood, through vertically integrated field activities of flexible financing and selling the cookstoves.
Fuego del Sol HaitiEnergyHaitiFuego 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.
Gham PowerEnergyNepalGham Power provides Solar Photovoltaic systems for residential & commercial buildings, bringing the highest quality solar technology to Nepal at affordable prices.
Great Lakes EnergyEnergyRwandaGreat Lakes Energy is a solar innovation and distribution enterprise based in Kigali, Rwanda.
Green Energy BiofuelsEnergyNigeriaGreen Energy Biofuels is scaling renewable ethanol for clean cooking fuels. Green Energy Biofuels is a SMEFUNDS company.
Husk Power SystemsEnergyIndiaHusk Power Systems generates clean, safe and efficient electricity at affordable rates in some of India’s most remote communities.
Jaan PakistanEnergyPakistanJaan Pakistan sell affordable clean energy solutions to off-grid areas of Pakistan.
LuminAID LabEnergyUSALuminAID 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.
Manta BiofuelEnergyUSAManta Biofuel has developed a three step method for producing renewable crude oil from algae: Grow, Harvest and Convert.
Mera Gao PowerEnergyIndiaMera 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.
Musana CartsEnergyUgandaMusana Carts provide urban street vendors with a cleaner, safer and more efficient solution to their cooking, storage, and financing needs.
Nuru EnergyEnergyRwandaNuru Energy is improving health, education and eradicating poverty with the world’s first commercially available pedal generator.
ONergyEnergyIndiaONergy is India’s leading solar enterprise providing complete solar solutions and services.
Oretronics TechnologyEnergyNigeriaOretronics 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.
PowerMundoEnergyPeruPowerMundo improves access to solar and other clean technologies to empower people in emerging markets.
Renew Power SystemsEnergyUSARenew Power Systems has developed a modular, expandable design fpr microgrids. They have worked around the world, and are based in Saint Paul, MN.
Re-NubleEnergyUSARe-Nuble is a leading developer of innovative, plant-based, agricultural technologies sourced from verified, unrecoverable vegetative waste streams.
Skynotch Energy AfricaEnergyKenyaSkynotch Energy Africa sells solar water pumping technology to provide sustainable access to water for agricultural and household use.
SOL VISTAEnergyUSASOL 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 Site DesignEnergyUSASolar Site Design was built to reduce the cost of customer acquisition with the help of the next generation of solar project originators.
Solaris OffgridEnergyTanzaniaSolaris Offgrid 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.
SolarPipoEnergyUgandaSolarPipo 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.
SolePowerEnergyUSASolePower 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.
SolsticeEnergyUSASolstice 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 WindEnergyUSASonsight 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.
Sparkfund EnergyUSASparkfund powers your organization with efficient technologies like lighting, building controls, and HVAC without the complexity.
Takamoto BiogasEnergyKenyaTakamoto Biogas provide biogas with accessible financing to small scale farmers ensuring access to clean energy for everyone.
TerraOakEnergyGhanaTerraOak builds a patented smokeless cookstove that is also able to convert heat energy to electricity.
VerdeEnergyUSAVerde created the VERDE iPad app to help consumers reduce their electricity usage in homes and businesses through a home energy audit.
Wana Energy SolutionsEnergyUgandaWana 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.
CSRHUBEntrepreneurshipUSACSRHub offers consensus Environment, Social & Governance ratings to benchmark performance, study supply chains, improve reporting, and build portfolios.
GivKwikEntrepreneurshipUSAGivKwik is a mobile, web and API platform that makes philanthropy a more impulsive and frequent act.
Green Product PlacementEntrepreneurshipUSAGreen 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.
I-Dev InternationalEntrepreneurshipGlobalI-Dev International 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.
IngressiveEntrepreneurshipGhana / 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.
JitasaEntrepreneurshipUSAJitasa 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.
StartSomeGoodEntrepreneurshipAustraliaStartSomeGood 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.
Union KitchenEntrepreneurshipUSAUnion 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.
A.I.R. Lawn CareEnvironmentUSAA.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.
ArqliteEnvironmentArgentina / USAArqlite recycles what nobody else can – transforming complex plastic polymers into high efficiency materials for the construction industry.
Bio-Adhesive AllianceEnvironmentUSABio-Adhesive Alliance produces an adhesive that is low cost and durable and can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt.
BiopencilEnvironmentPeruBioPencil is a Peruvian company that manufactures 100% eco-friendly pencils made of cultivated algae.
Castor EnergyEnvironmentUSACastor Energy sells both energy and water using our scalable, cogenerated CHP microgrid, namely our patented Air to Electricity and Water Microgrid, which collects, manipulates, and stores air as thermal energy storage to produce 24/7-accessible electricity and harvest airborne moisture so we can sell utility services to utilities, military, and homeowners globally.
CEROEnvironmentUSACERO (Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organics) is an award-winning commercial composting company.  We provide food waste diversion and pickup services for a wide range of commercial clients in the metro Boston area. 
Chakr InnovationEnvironmentIndiaChakr 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.
CHARMEnvironmentAustraliaCHARM is a coral farming robot designed to grow coral at economies of scale and remains affordable for island-nations and developing countries.
Dunia DesignsEnvironmentTanzaniaDunia 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.
EcoAct TanzaniaEnvironmentTanzaniaEcoAct Tanzania uses plastic extrusion technology to recycle and transform post consumer waste plastics into durable and long lasting plastic lumbers.
EcoPostEnvironmentKenyaEcoPost uses 100% recycled plastics to make aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber for use in applications ranging from fencing to landscaping.
ecospaces EnvironmentUSAEcospaces is creating sustainability in urban areas! * We install: Green Roofs * Green Walls * Rain Gardens * Rain Barrels * Solar Panels * Beehives * and Birdhouses.
Elysian HoldingsEnvironmentUSAElysian 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.
Generation ConsciousEnvironmentUSAGeneration Conscious is a sustainable laundry and cleaning company that’s committed to environmental justice.
Jackrabbit DevelopmentEnvironmentUSAJackrabbit Development creates self-sustaining, efficient, “smart” homes and structures, that provide mankind a better way to live.
La Mano del MonoEnvironmentMexicoLa 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.
Living CanopiesEnvironmentUSALiving Canopies uses its living umbrella technology with its solar-smart irrigation to shade people with plant canopies of beautiful flowers and local edibles.
Loop ClosingEnvironmentUSALoop Closing installs and operates composting machines placed where dumpsters now stand at commercial food waste generators to compost their food scraps and, using previously empty food delivery vehicles returning to farms, brings back the finished compost to regenerate the soil.
MilkCrateEnvironmentUSAMilkCrate makes impact actionable and measurable through mobile app solutions for nonprofit programs and municipal initiatives.
MoveInSyncEnvironmentIndiaMoveInSync provides smart, effective and safe corporate transport operations, providing complete control and visibility to the transportation stakeholders.
MozambikesEnvironmentMozambiqueMozambikes 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.
NedrakiEnvironmentVenezuelaNedraki is a sustainable development company in Venezuela that uses plastic waste material for 3D printing.
Nuestro BambúEnvironmentUruguayNuestro Bambú is a creative bamboo design and architecture studio, with social and enviromental impact.
PaverGuideEnvironmentUSAPaverGuide is a structural base for paving systems. It is manufactured from recycled plastic and provides a massive rainwater reservoir and expansive infiltration surface.
PulpWorksEnvironmentUSAPulpWorks 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.
RUR GreenlifeEnvironmentIndiaRUR Greenlife 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.
Solar BearEnvironmentUSASolar 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.
WeSpireEnvironmentUSAWeSpire develops persuasive technology – combining dynamic content, social levers, and gamification to capture people’s imagination and produce meaningful results.
Wilkins EngineeringEnvironmentGhanaWilkins 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.
Axios Impact InvestmentsFinancial InclusionNicaraguaAxios 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.
First AccessFinancial InclusionKenyaFirst 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.
Kamson FinancialFinancial InclusionUSAKamson Financial provides 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.
Kopo KopoFinancial InclusionKenyaKopo Kopo is a world-class platform to enable small and medium businesses to accept mobile payments and build relationships with their customers.
PrisereFinancial InclusionUSAPrisere enables small enterprise access to capital by enabling better risk management practices.
TalaFinancial InclusionKenya / Philippines / USATala uses nontraditional data to create credit scores that are bringing 3 billion consumers to the global market.
TurbodegaFinancial InclusionPeru / 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.
ZigWayFinancial InclusionMyanmarZigWay 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.
Access AfyaHealthKenyaAccess Afya provdes modern healthcare operating system for emerging economies.
Afya PamojaHealthTanzaniaAfya Pamoja is a digital patient reporting system which provides Tanzanian public healthcare managers with actionable insights into the quality-of-service delivery at primary healthcare facilities, driving improvements in healthcare outcomes.
AYZHHealthIndia / 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.
BiosenseHealthIndiaBiosense enables affordable, point-of-care devices to monitor blood glucose, urine, and to screen for anemia.
DoctoryHealthPakistanDoctory 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.
Greenleaf Integrative StrategiesHealthUSAGreenleaf Integrative Strategies provides training and support services to enhance wellness and resiliency of professionals working in high-pressure and/or trauma-related situations.
HawKarHealthTunisiaHawKar is building a smart electric car that is directly accessible in a wheelchair, compact, economical & environmentally friendly.
HERHealthEQHealthGlobalHERhealthEQ provides 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.
Maisha MedsHealthKenyaMaisha Meds 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.
MaternovaHealthHaiti / 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.
Native BotanicalsHealthUSANative 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.
NovulisHealthEcuadorNovulis is a social, public-health enterprise that provides on-the-job-site oral health solutions with employer subsidy to the working poor of Ecuador.
PACE MDHealthMexicoPACE MD provides quality training to the best health providers in Latin America.
PharmaSecureHealthIndiaPharmaSecure protects the world from the threat of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and other goods.
Prometheon PharmaHealthUSAPrometheon Pharma is eliminating needle injections and shaping the future of drug delivery.
RubberbanditzHealthUSARubberbanditz, 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!
SaathiHealthIndiaSaathi has developed a fully eco-friendly and biodegradable sanitary pad with an absorbent core made from waste banana tree fiber.
SanergyHealthKenyaSanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by providing sustainable non-sewered sanitation solutions in Africa’s urban informal settlements.
SanivationHealthKenyaSanivation 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.
SignalyticHealthUgandaSignalytic provides an e-health solution so Health Providers can focus on delivering quality care to their patients. They are in Uganda.
SproutelHealthUSASproutel 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.
SproxilHealthGhana / 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.
Toilets for PeopleHealthPeruToilets 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.
Zulu TimeHealthUSAZulu Time focusses on providing the modern veteran a livelihood and a purpose in a non-threatening environment implementing a holistic approach to the military transition process by addressing personal, professional and rehabilitation needs at a grassroots level.
GhonslaHousingPakistanGhonsla is a sustainable insulation technology company based in Lahore, Pakistan. They use recycled materials to produce highly effective, low-cost insulation.
Greenprint PartnersHousingUSAGreenPrint Partners makes it easy for cities to achieve high-impact, community-driven stormwater solutions.
Node EcoHousingUSANode Eco 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.
Rate It GreenHousingUSARate 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.
Realty SageHousingUSARealty Sage is the largest and most comprehensive online real estate marketplace for sustainable homes. ‘The Zillow of eco-friendly homes.’
Verden Interior Design StudioHousingUSAVerden 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.
Structures Design/BuildHousingUSAStructures 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.
change:WATER LabsWaterIndia / USAchange:WATER Labs is developing a low-cost, compact, waterless toilet for non-sewered households and communities.
Folia MaterialsWaterBangladeshFolia Materials makes anti-viral and anti-bacterial products by integrating Silver (Ag) and Copper (Cu) particles into paper and related material.
FREDsenseWaterCanadaFREDsense builds field kits that make your water quality analysis faster, cheaper, and more efficient than ever before.
SuntapWaterMexicoSuntap is the first solar water heater designed specifically for emerging market conditions.
Village EcosystemsWaterUSAVillage Ecosystems specializes in creating service ecosystems that save water, reduce energy use, and create natural habitat.
WasteWater & Bio-Waste ExchangeWaterSwitzerlandWasteWater & Bio-Waste 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.
WelloWaterIndiaWello 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.