The Bridge Initiative


There's an innovation boom in the social sector. Socially conscious entrepreneurs are launching groundbreaking new businesses that support a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. But many of these emerging entrepreneurs—especially women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color—lack access to the human and social capital to grow their enterprises and expand their impact. 

The Bridge Initiative encompasses IC-SVN's long-term commitment to raising the profile of diverse entrepreneurs and bringing new insights to the mission-driven business movement. 

The IC-SVN Bridge Initiative connects, supports, and inspires the next generation of world-changing entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color. We believe that emerging entrepreneurs can best scale their impact by tapping into the collective power of IC-SVN's network of dynamic social entrepreneurs and impact investors. In doing so, IC-SVN advances the work of innovative, promising social entrepreneurs in creating a more just and sustainable world. 

The Bridge Initiative provides valuable support and resources for IC-SVN's Innovation Entrepreneurs.

All Bridge Initiative donations are tax deductible. Click here to make a donation.

Fenugreen Freshpaper 2 Speakers Page“We're so grateful to the SVN Innovation Award for giving us the opportunity to join this incredible community. We have been amazed by the outpouring of support we received at the conference and in the weeks following -- enthusiastic words of encouragement, sincere offers of guidance, and the opening of every type of door imaginable to solve the real challenges we face growing a social enterprise from the ground up. Without this program, we would never have had the opportunity to participate in the SVN community at such an early stage in our venture.”

- Kavita Shukla & Swaroop Samant, Co-Founders, Fenugreen, 2013 SVN Innovation Award Winners

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IC-SVN builds and serves communities of inspired and informed impact investors and business leaders to make social, economic, and environmental change.

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