The next generation is entitled to a world that is honestly better than ours, and it is our responsibility to make that possible. Understanding that social entrepreneurship is the bridge between the inadequacies of the present and the changes we hope to see.
IMPACT TOOLBOX is a resourcefully diverse ecosystem for young social entrepreneurs and a trustworthy repository for vetted social ventures with high growth potentials. We have put together a digital incubation platform that provides youths and emerging social entrepreneurs with the opportunity to conceive, learn, network, and access funding to transform their ideas for social change into viable social ventures.
Our mission is to provide youths and emerging social change makers with opportunities to learn, connect, and access funding to transform their ideas for social change into viable social ventures.
What we do
We directly engage with social entrepreneurs to transfer valuable human, material and intellectual resources for aspiring and budding social entrepreneurs through conferences, boot camps, and workshops. We have created an effective curriculum that encapsulates our experience and expertise and aims to enhance the success rate of social ventures.
Since 2018, we have successfully trained more than a thousand social entrepreneurs through onsite learning boot camps, idea incubation programs, and strategy sessions. In total, our program alumni have raised about a million dollars for their organizations and continue to transform their communities’ socio-economic landscapes.
Our resolve to create a network that situates learning within an adaptable environment informed our decision in 2020 to migrate our curriculum and programs to an exclusively virtual environment- Impact Toolbox. This has allowed us to entertain a more diverse group of social entrepreneurs and engage change agents from different spheres. We have enrolled over five (500) learners and helped more than twenty (20) social ventures launch or grow in impact.
What you get
Impact Toolbox is a digital idea incubation platform that provides comprehensive training, collaboration opportunities, and prototyping funds to transform social change ideas into viable social ventures. It also connects impact investors and funders to viable social ventures with high growth potentials.
Using this platform, anyone across Africa with an idea for social change and access to the internet will learn and develop their ideas into a viable social venture. Enrollees undergo online training curated and developed by successful entrepreneurs and professors with deep experiences in social entrepreneurship in emerging economies. The online training is fortified with compulsory peer-to-peer feedbacks and sector expert series conducted by successful local entrepreneurs who can provide insights about running businesses in the same climate. One-on-one coaching sessions are provided by accomplished social entrepreneurs in Africa and Business Leaders. Impact Toolbox Learners are matched with student peer collaborators from three top universities across North America.
After the online training, our team of experts reviews all developed business plans and selects ventures with the highest potential for growth and impact. The founders of the selected ventures are connected to mentors (for one-on-one coaching) for 6 months and provided with a small amount of prototype funding ($1000 – $3000). Impact Toolbox strives to provide all the resources needed for the selected ventures to launch their products within 1 year and be ready for bigger opportunities.
All our learners, including those who have not been selected for our prototype funding, are part of our large online ecosystem of social entrepreneurs. In this ecosystem, everyone is encouraged to share resources, network, and provide peer support and social support in their engagements and thereafter.
We bring extraordinary experience and expertise in leading social ventures.