Startup schemes may be booming, but are they any use to women participants? Our columnist hears uncomfortable truths from experienced female founders – and suggests a new focus for nurturing women-led ventures.
Hatch Enterprise's Dirk Bischof, whose first boss sparked a lifelong focus on diversity, shares his frustrations with the UK's social investment market and unveils a new £10m fund targeting typically overlooked founders.
A Rio de Janeiro engineer – whose speedily-designed portable sinks allow workers and homeless people to wash their hands – on raising eyebrows as an all-female construction team and the 'rollercoaster of emotions' under Covid-19.
The founder of Uganda's Social Innovation Academy on what strict lockdown has meant for a self-organising team – and the arrival of his first child. Plus, the entrepreneur who's found an opportunity to focus on untapped markets.
Look beyond the corporate grant-based funds and government relief programmes and you'll find a whole range of ways to back social enterprises – some more unexpected than others. Here are just a few of them.
Our DICE Young Storymaker reports from Brazil on a cultural centre that’s supporting local businesses, engaging vulnerable youth and helping transform what was once the world’s most dangerous neighbourhood.
SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS Maisha Technologies has won the respect of major funders and potential clients. It’s now set to become the first company to manufacture drones inside Ethiopia – but it’s a long, and occasionally turbulent, journey to get there.