A sustainable and
inclusive future through
social entrepreneurship

BfE empowers early stage social entrepreneurs to scale their ventures and expand their impact.


Shortlisted startups joined the BfE Incubation Programme since inception


Students and professionals available to provide support to entrepreneurs


of startups in the 2019/20 cohort were very satisfied by their experience

Our Incubation Programme

Multi-stage support customised for pre-seed and seed stage social impact startups over 6-8 months. Provided free-of-charge.

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Bringing clean energy to rural Uganda

Case study

Pearl Entrepreneurs Academy (PEA) is a social enterprise working to improve access to energy in rural communities by replacing dangerous and expensive energy sources with their high-quality yet affordable products.

In 2019, PEA engaged BfE to help them track their impact and finances so that they can approach investors and donors with the right numbers.

Video created with generous support by Marula Consultancy

Testimonials from our social entrepreneurs

Early stage startups are looking for a product market fit. We help you think strategically and move faster.

Contribution to the
UN Sustainable Development Goals

BfE works with social impact startups across the developing world. We team up with entrepreneurs that bring bold and creative ideas to tackle issues such as energy security, public health, education and digital access. In doing so, we are fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations.

A Roadmap for Post-COVID Social Entrepreneurship

In this report, we chart out the current state of social entrepreneurship, identify the most critical challenges, and recommend concrete steps that can be taken by relevant stakeholders.

Join our global community

If you run a social enterprise, we can help you. If you are a student or professional, work with us to empower entrepreneurs.


We deliver strategic consulting, finance, legal and technical advice to early-stage social enterprises addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.


We empower passionate students from BfE chapters around the world to run our pro bono Incubation Programme.


We connect talented professionals across industries and geographies to mentor social entrepreneurs and students.