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Announcing the SOCAP24 Fellowship Cohort!

SOCAP Global June 25, 2024

Meet These Social Entrepreneurs On Stage at SOCAP24

We are proud to announce the 2024 Fellowship cohort of inspiring and innovative social founders! Through this annual program (previously known as the SOCAP Entrepreneur Program), SOCAP provides a holistic hybrid experience for social entrepreneurs from around the world. 

Fellows selected to participate receive unique access to SOCAP’s network of investors, donors, and changemakers. They also have the chance to present and network with the SOCAP audience at the annual flagship event, which will take place this October 28 to 30 in San Francisco. The SOCAP Fellowship also offers a one-of-a-kind partnership opportunity, inviting organizations to bring their entrepreneur and/or funder cohorts to the event.

Get to Know the SOCAP24 Fellows

This year’s Fellows represent founders creating incredible solutions to pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges around the world. From empowering access to quality healthcare for all to combating climate change and building thriving communities in rural and underserved areas, these innovators underscore the invaluable role entrepreneurs play in creating the impact we need to achieve a more just and sustainable world. 

All of the selected Fellows are investment-ready, for-profit entrepreneurs who have social impact as a core focus of their venture and are actively seeking funding. Check out the Fellowship lookbook below for details on each entrepreneur, their venture, and their funding needs. 

Interested in connecting with the 2024 SOCAP Fellows? Contact SOCAP’s Executive Director of Entrepreneurship, Sarah Sterling (sarah@socapglobal.com).

The 20 entrepreneurs hailing from 12 different countries in the 2024 program were selected out of hundreds of applications. Here is an overview of the participants:

  • Region of operation: 30% Africa, 25% Asia & Oceania, 25% Latin America & Caribbean, 25% North America, and .05% Europe & Middle East (several companies work in multiple regions)
  • Gender breakdown: 45% Female, 55% Male
  • Sectors of focus: .05% Community Development, 15% Education, 30% Environment & Climate Action, 10% Financial Products & Services, 20% Health, 10% Sustainable Agriculture, 10% Water & Waste Management

SOCAP’s unique virtual program leading up to the in-person event was co-designed by the alumni community of founders. Leading up to SOCAP24, it includes four months of virtual programming across four strategy tracks:

SOCAP Fellows were selected by investors in our community through a competitive and rigorous application and review process. We are grateful to the members of the Fellowship Advisory Committee for dedicating their time and expertise to selecting this year’s cohort:

Investor Opportunity: Connect with the Fellows at SOCAP24

The SOCAP24 Fellowship cohort will also be actively connected to funders through introductions to funders attending SOCAP24. Through a partnership with Toniic, investors attending SOCAP will have the opportunity to be matched directly with our SOCAP Fellows as well as selected partner cohort entrepreneurs. This is a unique, complimentary, and exclusive opportunity for investors to receive curated matches to companies based on their impact themes of interest. Through the Investment Matching Program, investors can identify the right companies seeking funding at SOCAP24 and make the most out of the event experience.

To sign up for the Investment Matching Program, register for SOCAP24 and select this option: “For accredited investors only – Would you like to learn more about opportunities to provide funding to the entrepreneurs in our SOCAP24 Fellowship?”.

If you are already registered for SOCAP24 and would like more information on how you can take part in the Toniic Investor Matchmaking process, please contact Fabienne Blanc (fabienne@socapglobal.com).

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