After five years of running ‘Making More Health’, a program that supports teams of young entrepreneurs transforming the health sector, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka Spain were looking for a tool that could help them manage their incubation program and stay at the forefront of innovations.
Accenture’s global corporate initiative, Skills to Succeed, empowers employees to volunteer their time in support of equipping people globally with the skills needed to get a job or build a business by 2020. Thanks to Bridge for Billions, Accenture is able to connect its employees to inspiring and innovative volunteering opportunities.
As a part of their global CSR Strategy, Coca-Cola launched 5by20, a program to train 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020. “GIRA Mujeres” is the Spanish arm that specifically supports women entrepreneurs from rural areas. Coca-Cola used Bridge for Billions to help women manifest their ideas and learn the basics of building a business.
The local government of Aragon in Spain wanted to create a program to support rural entrepreneurs from the region in order to boost the local economy and drive down unemployment. By offering training and advice to local entrepreneurs, the program helps increasing the chances for them to to remain in their villages.
Along with ChangemakerXchange, a flagship program of Ashoka, BMW set out to create a mentoring program for global changemakers that would leverage the skills & expertise of top BMW employees to have an impact. Both mentors and entrepreneurs were able to develop new innovation skills and to contribute to the United Nation’s SDGs thanks to Bridge for Billions' online program.
For the past 4 years, ESSCA School of Management’s Masters in Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking has partnered with Bridge for Billions to help students move away from theory and jump into practice. Students work both in class and on the platform to incubate their business ideas and learn entrepreneurship methodologies.
TVT Innovation, a development agency in the Var, France, was seeking a solution that could stimulate entrepreneurial mindsets among young job seekers in the region that were struggling to find employment. Through the European Commission’s platform “Social Challenges EU”, Bridge for Billions pitched in to make the collaboration a success.
Heineken Spain wanted to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in young people from Andalusia in order to encourage innovation in the hospitality sector and economic development in the region. They chose to use Bridge for Billions’ online platform to create “Emprendebares”, their incubation program for young people ages 18-29.
Yunus & Youth supports young social impact innovators from around the globe to develop their business projects and to become financially sustainable. In 2017 & 2018, Y&Y chose Bridge for Billions’ online platform to help effectively incubate their third cohort of entrepreneurs and unify their program.