Useful Contacts

4Di Capital, Africa 

is an independent seed- and early-stage technology venture capital firm based in Cape Town, South Africa, founded by Justin Stanford. Using tried and tested international venture capital best practices, adapted for local use, they believe in agile entrepreneur-friendly finance without frills, and in working as a team with our investees to achieve their true potential. The 4Di Capital Early-Stage Technology Fund 1 targets startup investment opportunities with high growth potential at the seed- and early-stages in the mobile, enterprise software and web sectors.

Belmont Square
Belmont Rd.
Cape Town 7708
South Africa
Tel +27 21 659 2042

is a global non-profit that supports microfinance institutions in their work to provide financial services to low-income clients. ACCION also engages in impact investing initiatives to support start-ups that are working to create models for improving the efficiency, reach and scope of financial services for the poor. Today, it works with an active network of 29 microfinance institutions in 23 countries found in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. 

10 Fawcett Street, Suite 204
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Tel +1 617 625 7080 | 800 931 9951
Fax +1 617 625 7020 
Acumen Fund 

is a non-profit that raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty. 

76 Ninth Avenue, Suite 315
New York, NY 10011
Tel +1 212 566 8821
Fax +1 212 566 8817
Ashoka Global Headquarters 

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. It provides start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors.

1700 North Moore Street
Suite 2000 (20th Floor)
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel +1 703-527-8300
Fax +1 703-527-8383

was founded in 1994. AVINA’s main objective is to contribute to concrete and relevant changes that lead to more sustainable development in Latin America. AVINA contributes to changes of significance in specific key areas (fixed for 5 or 10 years), including sustainable recycling, sustainable cities, energy, access to water, and migration. Avina operates in 21 countries in the Americas. The regional headquarters is located in Panama:

Calle Evelio Lara, Casa N°131-B
Ciudad del Saber, Clayton
Tel +507 317 0657
Fax +507 317 0239
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (Interamerican Development Bank-IDB)

Oportunidades para la Mayoría (Majority Markets)
grants loans to medium and long term, and partial credit guarantees to support business models based on the market that can benefit with solutions to low-income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Some priority areas for the participation of MM include financial services, housing, education, telecommunications, food and health.

IDB Headquarters
1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20577
Tel +1 202 623-1000
Fax +1 202 623-3096,1377.html
BoP Innovation Center (BoPInc)
Nieuwekade 9
3511 RV Utrecht

P.O. Box 19219
3501 DE Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel +31 30 2305 915 
Enterprising Non-Profits. Social Enterprise Canada 

A Canadian program supporting non-profit enterprises based in Vancouver; produces the “Canadian Social Enterprise Guide” (by David LePage).

810-815 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6C 1B4
FINCA (Foundation for International Community Assistance) 

is a non-profit microfinance organization, founded by John Hatch in 1984. It provides clients with a wide range of the financial products and services that micro-entrepreneurs need including savings accounts; group and individual loans; credit life, short-term disability, and hospitalization insurance; and money transfers.

1201 15th Street NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Tel +1 202 682 1510 
Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (Multilateral Investment Fund)

Member of the IDB Group
is a laboratory for experimenting, pioneering, and taking risks to empower dynamic entrepreneurs and poor and vulnerable populations - their businesses, their farms, and their households.

1300 New York Avenue
N.W. Washington
D.C. 20577
Fax +1 202 942-8100
Impact Hub GmbH

is a global community that provides physical space that offers a flexible and highly functional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect. Those spaces compose a vibrant network of social entrepreneurs.

Lindengasse 56 / 18-19
1070 Vienna
Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA)

is a partnership between BoPInc, SNV and VC4Africa. Together these three organizations have a long track-record of supporting enterprises in developing countries. The IBA facilitates the acceleration of impactful entrepreneurship in Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets. 
Omidyar Network 

is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. They invest in and help scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. Omidyar Network, which makes investments in for-profit companies as well as grants to non-profit organizations, with social impact being the unifying criterion for investment. 

1991 Broadway Street
Suite 200
Redwood City
California 94063
Tel +1 650 482 2500
Root Capital 

is an non-profit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. 

955 Massachusetts Ave./5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel +1 617 661 5792 
Skoll Foundation 

is a social entrepreneurship foundation based in Palo Alto, California, with a mission to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. It invests in social entrepreneurs through its annual “Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship” and makes grants to support the ecosystem around social entrepreneurs, including the “Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship” at Oxford.

250 University Ave, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Tel +1 650 331 1031
Fax +1 650 331 1033
VC4 Africa 

is the Africa platform for startup funding. VC4Africa is the largest online community of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to building game changing companies on the continent. Entrepreneurs have access to free online tools, mentorship opportunities and private deal rooms. 
Village Capital  

sources, trains, and invests in impactful seed-stage enterprises worldwide. Inspired by the “village bank” model in microfinance, Village Capital programs leverage the power of peer support to provide opportunity to entrepreneurs that change the world. The investment process democratizes entrepreneurship by putting funding decisions into the hands of entrepreneurs themselves. Since 2009, Village Capital has served over 300 ventures on five continents building disruptive innovations in agriculture, education, energy, environmental sustainability, financial services, and health.

419 7th Street NW/Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
Virtue Ventures  

The Virtue Ventures team has first-hand experience designing, launching, and managing social enterprises and non-profit agencies. They have produced, among other publications: Managing the Double Bottom Line. A Business Planning Reference Guide for Social Enterprises (by Sutia Kim Alter).

FAX +1 206 600 2992  
Argentina, Peru, Brazil 
NESST Global – NGO

provides social entrepreneurs with a combination of financial capital, training and support, and access to markets and networks. This in order that they can plan, form a company, put up or expand their activities.

Tel +1 503 704-9195
Ashoka Argentina
Ashoka Brazil
SP. Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2355
conjunto 410
CEP: 01452-000
São Paulo
Tel +55 11 3085-9190 
Impact Hub Recife
Rua do Bom Jesus, 180
Tel +55 81 3048-3685 
Impact Hub Curitiba
Impact Hub São Paulo
R. Bela Cintra 409
São Paulo
SP, 01415-000
Tel +55 11 3539-8574 / 3255-7205 
Impact Hub Belo Horizonte
Av. Getúlio Vargas, 1492 - Pilotis
Belo Horizonte
Tel +55 31 2516 6837
Ashoka Chile
Avda. Italia 850B (IF)
Providencia, Santiago
Tel +56 2 22000232 
CORFO Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile (Chilean Development Corporation)

has various programs that are of interest for social entrepreneurs: Loans for micro- and small enterprises, entrepreneurial innovation, support of linkages between enterprises, network of entities, and organizations facilitating loans and subsidies.

Moneda 921
Tel +56 2 2631 8200
Emprendedoras de Chile – NGO 

is a social organization that empowers women entrepreneurship in Chile. It arranges activities in the four focus areas that cause direct impact in the development of entrepreneur women, their households' economy and in the economic development of the country.
Acumen Latin America
Carrera 18 No. 86A-14
Tel +57-1-638-6033
Impact Hub Bogotá
Calle 69 # 6 - 20.
Rosales, Chapinero Alto
Tel + 57 317 45 28 
Acumen West Africa 
A&C Square
No. 14 Jungle Road
P.O. Box CT8740
Tel +233 030 298 4098
Impact Hub Accra
No. F393/4, Otswe Street
Osu Ako-Adjei
Impact Hub
1ra Avenida Norte, #12
Tel +502 7758-9544 
Acumen India
203 Dheeraj Plaza
Hill Road, Bandra West
Mumbai, 400050
Tel +91 22 6740-1500
Fax +91 22 6740-1550
Ashoka India
54, 1st Cross, Domlur Layout
Bangalore 560071
Tel +91 80-4274-5777
Acumen East Africa
1st Floor, Cape Office Park
Opposite Yaya Centre
Ring Road, Kilimani
P.O. Box 101883-00101 Jamia
Tel +254 736 073036 (Airtel)
Tel +254 716 252802 (Safaricom)
Ashoka East Africa
Concert House | First Floor
Wood Gardens, off Wood Ave
Kilimani Area
PO BOX 101590 – 00101
Tel +254 0 202 628 738
East Africa Social Enterprise Network  
KCA University
Thika Road, Ruaraka
Tuition Complex II, 4th Floor
PO Box 101787, 00101
Tel +254 020 3537 842
Mobile +254721833014 
Kenya Associations of Manufacturers 
15 Mwanzi Road opp West Gate
PO Box 30225 - 00100
Tel +254 0 722201368; +254 0 734646004/5; +254 0 232481
Micro and Small Enterprise Authority 
Utalii House/10th Floor Left Wing
Tel +254 020 3340006; +254 0 700 666 000 (Safaricom); +254 0 770 666 000 (Orange)
Small and Medium Entrepreneurial Resource Centre 
SME Business Centre of Excellence
Argwing Kodhek Road Hurlighum
Tel +254 020 804 8985/6
Mobile 0723 355 408
Impact Hub Bamako I Candidate 
Villa 89 rue 133 Niamakoro
Cité UNICEF Bamako
Tel +223 44 24 28 01
Ashoka Mexico and Central America
Tuxpan 57, Colonia Roma Sur
México, D.F. 06760
Tel +52 (55) 5256-2820 / 21
Fax +52 (55) 5256-2821 
Impact Hub Mexico D.F.
Av. Álvaro Obregón # 168,
esquina con Tonalá
Col. Roma
México DF
Tel + 52 (55) 63 88 08 11 (12) (13)
Impact Hub Monterrey
Juan Ignacio Ramon 1016
Barrio Antiguo
Monterrey, NL. 64000
Tel +52 (55) 81 19720042
IBA Mozambique: LINK Mozambique
Av. Julius Nyerere, 1339
Tel +258 21486790
Acumen Pakistan 
11-C, 4th Floor
1st Commercial Lane
Shahbaz Commercial Area
Phase VI, DHA Karachi
Tel +92 21 3584 6430-2
Fax +92 21 3584 6490
IPES. Promoción de Desarrollo Sostenible

supports sustainable development by supporting participation and multilateral concentration in strategic projects through strengthening capacities, the use of appropriate technologies, support of respective policies and norms, and the management of knowledge. 

Calle Audiencia No 194
San Isidro, Lima 27
Tel +51 1 421 6681; +51 1 440 6099
Ashoka Philippines
c/o Ateneo School of Government
1/F Pacifico Ortiz Hall
Social Development Complex
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Philippines 1108
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH 
PO Box 59
Tel +250 252 573 537
Fax +250 252 572 439
Impact Hub Kigali (The Office)
34 KN 41 St
Tel +250 725 633 423
International Finance Corporation 
Blvd, de la Revolution
SORAS Building, 4th floor
PO Box 609
Tel +250 591 350
Fax +250 570 405
Rwanda Development Board 
KN 5 Rd, KG 9 Ave
PO Box 6239
Fax +250 252 580388
South Africa 
Ashoka Southern Africa
b2 House - 8, Tyrwhitt Avenue (Office 4)
Rosebank, Johannesburg
South Africa, 2196
Tel +27 11 447 1758

Postal Address
P.O. Box 30653 
South Africa 2017 
Impact Hub Johannesburg
4 De Beer St (cnr Smit St)
South Africa
Tel +27 11 048 2542
Impact Hub Khartoum – Initiative
Butterfly Young Social Entrepreneurs Uganda
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
GIZ Office Kampala
23 Nakasero Road
PO Box 10346
Tel +256 41 236178
Fax +256 41 234685
IBA Uganda: B-Space
Tel +256 775199704 | +256 758491181 
SME Association of Uganda 
Plot 23, Cooper Road
PO Box 70348
Tel +256 312 284552
Mobile 0772-464686/0706 415744
Uganda Manufacturers Association 
PO Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds
Tel +256 414 221 034/287615
Fax +256 414 220 285
Uganda Investment Authority 
The Investment Centre
Plot 22B Lumumba Avenue,
TWED Plaza
PO Box 7418
Tel +256 414 301000
CEGRU, Cámara de Empresas Gestoras de Residuos en Uruguay (Chamber of Enterprises Managing Residuals in Uruguay)

Newly established organization dealing with responsible waste management, with an emphasis on dangerous materials, and regulation of special waste management (negotiating public regulations, implementation of rules).

c/o Ana Luisa Arocena Domicilio
Secretaria: Luisina Chuayre Correo
Rincón 454
Tel +598 2916 1277 int.107
Sinergia Coworking Space Montevideo
Impact Hub
Avenida Libertador con Calle Ávila
Torre Xerox, Piso 3
Bello Campo
Caracas, Miranda 1040
Tel +58 212-3133831 
Inclusive Business Accelerator Vietnam
SNV Netherlands Development Organization
6th Floor, Building B
La Thanh Hotel
218 Doi Can Street
Hanoi City
Tel +84 4 3846 3791 (ext. 122) 
Impact HUB Harare | Candidate