Welcome to our network of entrepreneurship programs built to boost meritocracy
La Caixa Foundation, through its entrepreneurship program, decided to support founders from underrepresented groups, with a lack of literacy and no previous support in entrepreneurship. This program aims to support entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to improve the quality of life of people in two Peruvian regions, Quispicanchi and Condorcanqui specifically.
An entrepreneurship program to achieve the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration goals by supporting entrepreneurs in the development of new purpose-driven forest businesses that ensure that restoration happens in a systematic way, born from an innovative way to do business, with the welfare of the ecosystem in mind.
As part of their economic development efforts, UNIDO launched a series of over 10 entrepreneurship programs in 15 different countries to support over 1000 entrepreneurs. The IDEA App program is one of the most ambitious entrepreneurship initiatives around the globe and will guide founders in developing innovative solutions in priority value chains for each country while also welcoming less-represented groups like youth and women into the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion|Employee engagement
Visa Inc. designed a corporate volunteering program where employees became mentors to founders from underrepresented groups creating small and micro-businesses. The objective of the program is to promote economic development and growth in collectives who normally wouldn’t have access to support and resources whilst providing an engaging mentorship opportunity for Visa Inc. employees.
The AARP Foundation launched an entrepreneurship program to support adults over 50 from low-income backgrounds as they developed successful businesses with the objective to build a future without senior poverty.