Entrepreneur Ecosystem


Entrepreneurs have been key participants at SOCAP since our first event in 2008. Every year, amazing partner organizations help us to support the entrepreneur experience at SOCAP and build the ecosystem throughout the year.

We are thankful for the ongoing support of Halloran Philanthropies, a foundational supporter of our work with entrepreneurs and accelerators since 2011 and original sponsor of the Impact Accelerator @SOCAP, a day of special programming for our scholarship entrepreneurs that will continue at SOCAP14.

SOCAP also thanks great partners like the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Vodafone Americas Foundation who help to underwrite entrepreneur efforts towards specific verticals.

This year we are excited to bring new programming, tools, and mentorship to entrepreneurs at SOCAP.

    • The Gratitude Network will announce awards at SOCAP14 for outstanding ventures in Health, Education, and Community Development. The Gratitude Awards at SOCAP14 brings this unique opportunity to the winning social entrepreneur. Winners are awarded a trip to Silicon Valley and  face-to-face mentorship from:

Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO, Kiva
Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO
Ed Catmull, Co-Founder, Pixar
William H. Draper III, Co-Chairman, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

    • Startgrid is providing a robust online platform to connect all SOCAP14 entrepreneurs with mentors from the global SOCAP community, and enable ongoing dialogue before and after the conference.
    • Agora Partnerships is curating deal discussions at SOCAP14 between Latin American entrepreneurs and investors to connect early stage impact ventures to catalytic investment capital.

Many other partners help us find outstanding global entrepreneurs, curate content that fits the needs of ventures at different stages, grow the entrepreneur ecosystem through their networks, and sponsor various ways of featuring entrepreneurs at SOCAP14.

Additional Collaborating Partners

  • Vodafone Americas Foundation
  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Sankalp Forum
  • Investment Ready Program
  • Echoing Green
  • Village Capital
  • Unreasonable
  • GSBI

We invite all SOCAP14 attendees to engage with these partners and the entrepreneurs to grow the impact entrepreneur ecosystem!