Talgra: Invest with Values, a free educational resource that connects the dots between related investment areas including local banking, community investing, impact investing, and socially responsible investing.
MovingWorlds: helping social enterprises in the ‘pioneer gap’ access the skills to overcome any challenge, while helping the professionals who volunteer their expertise find more purpose in their work and accelerate their for-good careers.
Expert Impact: supporting social entrepreneurs to scale, with introductions, mentoring and advice through the Human Lending Library.
All Good Ventures: business mentoring support from volunteers with ‘muscle’ to help social enterprises.
MicroMentor: a community connecting mentors and entrepreneurs from all over the world to help small businesses thrive.
Tech2impact: mentorship support from experienced founders, industry leaders, and experts to startups on their entrepreneurial path in scaling impact.
Lunt Foundation: providing networking for entrepreneurs fostering a better world for humans and the planet alike.
Mentor Capital Network: helping mission-driven entrepreneurs build companies that will be socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable: business plans review, detailed feedback, mentorship.
Social Sector Network: providing top-quality entrepreneurial training to empower innovative leaders around the world.
Legacy International: Global Transformation Corps, live training and coaching events for a select cohort of social entrepreneurs so they can launch and scale their ventures; and a purposeful online network of impact investors, expert coaches and next generation entrepreneurs dedicated to shifting the world to sustainable economies.
Youth Business International: supporting underserved young entrepreneurs (18 – 35 years) to start, grow and sustain their businesses – enabling them to create jobs, build communities and transform lives.
FuseChange: free consulting services for entrepreneurs that are impacting social and environmental change in their community.
SAIRA: a digital matchmaking platform that tackles the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by bringing established experts together with upstart innovators and facilitating long-term initiatives.
Eos Entrepreneur Foundation: supporting social entrepreneurs through coaching, a comprehensive online self-assessment, an analysis of the social entrepreneur’s strengths and weaknesses as well as identifying needs and priorities for improvement.
Regional & National
Enablis: supporting SME entrepreneurs who create jobs in developing and emerging countries, leading to sustainable economic growth.
Impact Consulting: a global network of aspiring and professional Consultants, who want to make a positive impact on the world.
Earth Ambition: the global community improving wellness & growth of impact-driven freelancers, founders & startups.
Nexus Community: a global community sharing solutions, business opportunities and knowledge on water nexus thematics.
Talent Networks of Skill-based Volunteers:
Matchable: reimagining volunteering by offering employees unique upskilling opportunities working with exciting non-profits and impact startups.
ShareNest: a social enterprise that matches capable volunteers with NGOs & social impact projects around the world.
Taproot Foundation: helping social change organizations solve critical challenges in their communities with the support of skilled volunteers sharing their expertise pro bono.
DataKind: providing social change organizations with the pro bono data science innovation team they need to boost impact in the fields of education, poverty, health, human rights, the environment and cities.
Gusher: a startup platform helping companies launch using time equity; everything, incl. health, food.
uBegin: an online platform to look for collaborators.
All Good Ventures: support from volunteers with ‘muscle’ to help social enterprises with small jobs.
TechChange: online professional development courses and events in technology and social change.
On Purpose: Associate and Pathfinder helping people transition into careers, but more profoundly lives, with more meaning and purpose.
Courses for Impactpreneurs:
edX: Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World; Responsible Innovation: Building Tomorrow’s Responsible Firms; Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology; Data Ethics, AI and Responsible Innovation; Innovation: From Plan to Product; Capstone Economics and Policies for a Circular Economy; Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, and more.
Coursera: Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation; Social Impact Strategy: Tools for Entrepreneurs and Innovators; Business Strategies for Social Impact, and more.
Effective Altruism: EA Virtual Programs are opportunities for anyone around the world to engage intensively with the ideas of effective altruism through readings, videos, podcasts, and weekly small-group discussions.
Shift/Co: training materials designed to help you grow your conscious business and further develop your entrepreneurial skills.
There are many online platforms with resources for impact startups and you can therefore compile different (often free) materials and courses in order to build your own curriculum. If you prefer to move forward on your own, here is the first part in the series ‘’Be Your Own Mentor’’.
Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources. Follow #LVfinds on Twitter for daily updates for your impact venture to start and progress faster (online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators, and more).
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