We look for startup social ventures in Asia that are pioneering ways to improve our world and meet the following criteria:
Ventures led by bold, creative and resourceful social entrepreneurs who see opportunities for positive change where others see problems.
Ventures that implement solutions in the areas of:
- Poverty reduction through economic development
- Increasing access to essential goods and services such as clean water, food, energy, housing, affordable healthcare and improved education
- Environmental sustainability in agriculture and waste and resource management
Viable Business Model
Well thought-out and viable business models which generate revenue and enable self-reliance in the long-term.
Social Impact-Maximizing Models
Business decisions that are made to maximize the social impact of the ventures, not profit.
Ventures which focus on Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam.
Appropriate Legal Structure
Ventures that are structured as non-profit, for-profit or hybrid entities according their social goals, business model and local regulatory context.