In late 2015, Bridges for Enterprise was founded by students studying in the University of Cambridge on the belief that is it is possible to bridge the gap between career success and making a positive difference. At the heart of what we do, we see a world full of possibilities where entrepreneurs, students and professionals can become agents of social change, regardless of their career aspirations.
BfE started off as a small group of students that pull together consulting and finance advisory engagements for social enterprise startups based in developing countries. As the initiative grew rapidly in the next two years, it has slowly evolved into a structured incubation programme. During BfE’s first year of operation in 2016, we engaged with 8 startups – the number subsequently grew to 26 startups in 2017. Meanwhile, the BfE Network was officially launched in 2017 and has been expanding the presence of BfE across global locations by setting up International Chapters in cities across Europe, America and Asia. These chapters will continue to grow and serve as hubs where purpose-driven individuals connect and create impact in their respective communities.
To date we have supported social enterprises from over 20 countries across Africa, Middle East and Asia.
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