Next Generation of Impact: Meet the Social Entrepreneurs Leading the Way

Through their solutions to address the world’s most pressing problems, social entrepreneurs bring new energy and ideas that drive positive impact — and present promising investment opportunities for funders. This lookbook highlights the 2022 SOCAP Entrepreneur Cohort and their solutions poised for high impact and high returns. Find inspiration in the stories and the innovative, scalable ideas from social entrepreneurs representing the next generation of impact.

Next Generation of Impact



The social entrepreneurs selected for the SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program represent a variety of sectors — from climate action to ethical fashion to economic development and more — but they share a desire to build businesses that help the most vulnerable people around the world. During on-stage pitch sessions at SOCAP22, the social entrepreneurs shared the motivation behind their on-the-ground work to drive change and create a better future as the next generation of impact.

Reflecting the power of partnerships and collective action, the SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program included entrepreneurs from partners at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Cartier Women’s Initiative who were spotlighted with individual pitch sessions. At SOCAP22 the social entrepreneurs also had access to SOCAP’s broad network of investors, donors, and changemakers — connecting money and markets with meaning.

The annual SOCAP Entrepreneur Program builds on the impact community’s collective energy by offering working group sessions leading up to the SOCAP conference and helping entrepreneurs broaden their networks to collaborate with peers, investors, and donors. By connecting entrepreneurs with capital and support, the SOCAP community is helping to power the future of impact.

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