Ashoka is a global network that supports social entrepreneurs (SE): more than 3,000 SE ‘fellows’ in > 70 countries around the world. Ashoka invests in social entrepreneurs by providing personal financial support for 1 to 3 years to ‘leading changemakers’ across the world. Ashoka is thriving for maximum social impact, therefore group entrepreneurship is promoted and relevant infrastructure (access to financial resources, business and academic partnerships) is built. The initiative has several similarities with The Impact Hub in their aim to empower social entrepreneurs, but a markedly different approach with their focus on Ashoka fellows.
Relevance for TRANSIT
Social Innovation Initiatives in the Critical Turning Points-database
Social Innovation Initiatives studied in-depth
Matolay, R.; Weaver, P. and Strasser, T. (2015) Transformative social innovation narrative : Ashoka. TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169
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