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Cooperative Impact

Creating an environment that encourages new connections between the makers. Programs to reconnect people with their humanity so they care about people more than profit. As we build a pipeline of inspired community members it organically induces a specific type of new ideas. Rather than productivity tools we think of ways to make the quality of life better for all residing in this great nation. Connecting these budding social entrepreneurs with mentors is an imoprtant step in the process of blending a sustainable revenue model with their community-based idea. Impact investors are waiting in the wings.

In the early stage of developing a social enterprise ecosystem it is easiest to describe it as:

“Local community members who work cooperatively to create business models that tackle social problems like inequality and climate change. Members are assets to one another as they share resources, insight, and advice from respective industries.”



Next Street

Next Street is a full-service advisory firm committed to accelerating the growth and connectivity of small businesses, social ventures, and non-profits. We work with entrepreneurs within their ventures and excel at “connecting the dots” with capital providers, large institutions and buyers, and potential partners.



New Education for Radical Development (iNERDE inc.) is a nonprofit organization and its mission is to inspire and empower Malian youth by providing opportunities for them to attain their fullest potential. Our flagship project is a 3 months STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) summer camp in Mali that aims to increase primary school students’ aptitude (4th – 6th) in Math & Science by engaging them in interactive, team-based science and engineering projects. The camp will give its participants access to an education that is transformational and set them up to have a full range of professional options in the STEM field.



Catalyzer™ Startup 101 is a 101 days mentorship driven entrepreneurship cohort accelerator program for startups. Twice each year, we select up to 12 startup teams (or individuals) and help them navigate the crucial first stage. Startup founders working in Technology space building Enterprise Software, Mobile Applications, Software as Services, Web Applications, etc., Non-technology areas such as Education, Environment, Media, Finance, Healthcare, etc., and Social Enterprises working for-profit or non-profit are eligible to apply. We look for teams from all sorts of background. Selected startup teams will have to move to Hyderabad, India for the program. Startups will receive financial support in the form of pre-seed capital, work space, IT facilities and other resources.

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