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Meet These Social Entrepreneurs On Stage at SOCAP22!

SOCAP Global August 16, 2022

Announcing the SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program Cohort

The return to an in-person SOCAP conference also means the return of on-site activities for the entrepreneurs selected for the SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program. Through this annual program, SOCAP grants scholarships to entrepreneurs from all over the globe — and this year’s winners were selected from a record number of applicants. We also will be featuring 13 entrepreneurs who have been sponsored by the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship to join the cohort and be spotlighted with individual pitch sessions at SOCAP22. 

The SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program cohort will participate in the first hybrid experience, with investment readiness workshops, working group sessions, networking, and other virtual programming leading up to the opportunity to connect with potential funders and partners on-site at SOCAP22 in October in San Francisco. 

The SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program Cohort Includes:

  • Virtual working group sessions for the entrepreneurs to hear from expert guest speakers on topics such as choosing the right investor for their venture, telling the story behind the impact they create, realizing the importance of mentorship, prioritizing holistic founder wellness, and finding a variety of sources of capital (human, financial, etc.) during SOCAP22.
  • Additional virtual networking sessions to connect with their cohort peers before SOCAP22.
  • Online resources for their orientation folder and video recordings to help prepare them for meetings at SOCAP. 
  • Legal office hours provided by the Lex Mundi Foundation. 
  • Housing provided by SOCAP for all entrepreneurs during their stay in San Francisco.
  • The opportunity to pitch on stage and be spotlighted in front of SOCAP22 attendees.

Our 2022 Social Entrepreneur Cohort

SOCAP is excited to announce this year’s cohort of entrepreneurs, who represent incredible solutions to pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges around the globe! Please check out their websites for more information and email the SOCAP Entrepreneur Coordinator if you’re interested in getting in touch with them. 

Name (First)Name (Last)Name of VentureGeographic FocusSector Focus
VictorAmusaWasteBazaar LtdAfricaSustainable Energy & Environment / Climate Change
LucyAshmanTierra & LavaLatin America & CaribbeanEthical Products & Fashion
AshleyAveryCoverdaleUSA & CanadaCommunity Development
DavidBaracBitmecLatin America & CaribbeanHealth & Wellness
DipakBasuVispala TechnologiesAsia & South PacificaHealth & Wellness
MercedesBidartQuipu MarketLatin America & CaribbeanEconomic Development
Kirsten HundBlairLambent DataUSA & CanadaHealth & Wellness
MariaBurgosTrendy SecondsUSA & CanadaEthical Fashion & Products
AlanChandaDytech LimitedAfricaSustainable Energy & Environment / Climate Change
TamburaiChirumeThe African Academy of FashionAfricaEducation
PranavChopraNEMI TeasEurope & Middle EastEconomic Development
LissethCorderoEcolanaLatin America & CaribbeanSustainable Energy & Environment / Climate Change
IshuDhakrasNé NepalAsia & South PacificaCommunity Development
AzimaDhanjeeConnectHearAsia & South PacificaEconomic Development
AntonioDixonSolarFi Ventures, Inc.USA & CanadaDisaster Relief & Mitigation
SonjaEbronCourtroom5USA & CanadaFinancial Products & Services
GemmaGaldon ClavellEticasUSA & CanadaFinancial Products & Services
IvaGumnishkaHumans in the LoopEurope & Middle EastEconomic Development
TrangHoGrow With Masa, Inc.USA & CanadaSustainable Agriculture
JukayHsuPursuitUSA & CanadaEconomic Development
LauraJardine PatersonCONCAT Tech LTDEurope & Middle EastEconomic Development
Nora JeanneJosephRADIKALLatin America & CaribbeanEconomic Development
NathalieLimLIKHAAsia & South PacificaEthical Fashion & Products
JateshaMadden-WilsonMelinated MomsUSA & CanadaHealth & Wellness
RachelMillerClosegapUSA & CanadaEducation
MikeMitchellPezzy PetsLatin America & CaribbeanEthical Products & Fashion
NaomMonariBena CareAfricaHealth & Wellness
MattiPerilstein BurnettEternallyUSA & CanadaHealth & Wellness
CamiloRamosSiembraCoLatin America & CaribbeanSustainable Agriculture
MdRashedFolia Water Global Inc/ Folia Bangladesh LimitedAsia & South PacificaW.A.S.H. (Water, Sanitation, and Health)
LeeSharirRelyonEurope & Middle EastHealth & Wellness
HetalShethSopactUSA & CanadaEconomic Development
MariaSierraPropelLatin America & CaribbeanEducation
BrandonSmithThe Forestry and Fire Recruitment ProgramUSA & CanadaDisaster Relief & Mitigation
DarrenSmithTraipse PBCUSA & CanadaEconomic Development
KatieSolleyEyedea MedicalUSA & CanadaHealth & Wellness
KeithWangBonfireAsia & South PacificaHealth & Wellness

The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Cohort

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University exists to accelerate entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet. They believe that entrepreneurship in service to climate resilience and women’s economic empowerment provides pathways out of poverty for communities. Further, they believe that scalable and replicable social enterprises led by local leaders are in the best position to provide lasting solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals of gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, and decent work and economic growth.

Entrepreneur Name Name of VentureGeographic FocusSector Focus
Salma AbdulaiAMAATIGhanaSustainable Agriculture
Adriaan MolBushproofMadagascarW.A.S.H. (Water, Sanitation, and Health)
Dhananjay AbhangCleanergy Tech SolutionsIndiaW.A.S.H. (Water, Sanitation, and Health)
Molly BurkeCycle ConnectUgandaSustainable Agriculture
Daniel WrightGravity WaterNepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Puerto RicoW.A.S.H. (Water, Sanitation, and Health)
Yvonne OtienoMiyonga Fresh GreensKenyaSustainable Agriculture
Michelle KurianThe Harvest FundZambiaCommunity Development
Chetan KhaitanToolsvillaIndiaEconomic Development
Getaw Cherinet MekonnelTulip Addis Water FilterEthiopiaW.A.S.H. (Water, Sanitation, and Health)
Chris ZawWarc AfricaGhana, Sierra LeoneSustainable Agriculture
Emmy OkkemaCycle ConnectUgandaSustainable Agriculture
Sylvia Munai KituaSauti East AfricaKenyaEconomic Development
Noushin KetabiVega CoffeeNicarargua, ColombiaSustainable Agriculture
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