Bridges for Enterprise

 

Bridges Initiative ©2019

An international non-profit organisation
www.bridgesforenterprise.com

www.bridgesforcharity.com

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Vision

We see a world where entrepreneurs, students and professionals can become agents of enduring social impact, regardless of their career aspirations ​

Mission

Our mission is to collaboratively design and scale business ventures that help create a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Incubation for early-stage social enterprises

We operate the BfE Incubation Programme, provided free of charge to social enterprise startups. It is tailored to help social enterprise startups (1) improve their business model, (2) approach financing opportunities, and (3) understand the legal landscape relevant to their business. The entire programme is offered by our student teams and assisted by mentors who volunteer their time and expert knowledge. Since the establishment of BfE in 2015, we have empowered more than 50 startups in over 20 countries.

A learning opportunity for students

It is our top priority to provide a rewarding experience to all the students who keep BfE running on a daily basis. Depending on the role, students can gain valuable hands-on experience working with social entrepreneurs, or even help BfE build its programme further. This is quite a unique experience and will prove useful in careers in the corporate world, the startup world, and beyond. It is our hope that through such an experience in BfE, students who go into such careers are able to carry the vision of BfE and inspire others around them.

A volunteering opportunity for professionals

We host a professional network that is driven to make a positive difference in the world. Members of the network are given regular opportunities to serve as mentors in various stages of the incubation programme. Through working with social entrepreneurs and/or students, professionals can leverage their expertise to tackle problems such as poverty, health crises and gender inequality. The network also gives people the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals who share a common cause. It is a highly meaningful way of helping others succeed in doing good.

Bridges for Enterprise (BfE) is an international non-profit organisation home to a global community of purpose-driven students, professionals and social entrepreneurs that join hands in designing and scaling business ventures that help create a more inclusive and sustainable future.

 

We share the belief that one of the most effective ways of making a tangible difference in the world is by empowering social entrepreneurs, who create ground-up, locally informed, sustainable solutions that tackle local challenges. Thus we are eager to support social enterprise startups by providing pro-bono consulting, strategic and legal advisory services, allowing these social enterprises to flourish and become agents of enduring social impact.