Est. 2015

65 startups

3 Chapters

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.


Learn more about what we do from our newsletter:

BfE Newsletter Issue 3 (Jan 2018)

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi

Our Clients

We have empowered 52 social enterprise startups from 20 countries worldwide.

*Project countries in light blue; consultant team countries in dark blue.

Our Community

Our BfE City Chapters are communities of professionals and students who are passionate about making a difference in the world through their careers. With our strong network in cities around the world, we are committed to empowering our clients realise their full potential.

Cambridge, Singapore, New York


From some of the 50+ startups that BfE supported in the past few years.

If you believe in your idea and yourself, apply to BfE. If you get accepted, this means you too are lucky to have consultancy work from this extremely professional and great team! Your success here!




The BfE team is extremely supportive and keen to engage and support the consulting assignment. The consulting team was good. The team was able to work on a broad range of ideas as well as drill down on a few specific ideas.


Patients Engage,


Your team is doing exceptional work. Startups, especially in social sector, require a lot of hand holding and support. By supporting these startups, you are helping them multiply their impact. It is very thoughtful of you to support such initiatives.




I am very impressed with BfE'shelp in managing the engagement, the relationships, and the project. Very professional and thoughtful work. Givo has definitely benefited from the brains of the consulting team, and we are now ready to implement many of these recommendations.​



Hong Kong

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