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Congratulations to our 2014 Prize Winners!

WJF Chuck Dell Prize for Sustainable Business 

  1. SMEFunds 
  2. Gham Power

Honorable Mentions:

  • AgriTech
  • PAK-Energy
  • Juabar

NextGen Finalists (Sponsored by the Tecovas Foundation)

  1. Teysha
  2. Superior EcoTech
  3. SunSaluter

Richard Heinberg Environmental Sustainability Prizes (Sponsored by the Foundation for a Sustainable Future)

  1. GHAM Power
  2. SMEfunds - GE Biofuels
  3. PAK Energy Solutions
Honorable Mentions:
  • Luciérnaga
  • SunSaluter



Christine Mendonca Mitra Ardron Wayne Curtis Deb Parsons Anu Keshavan Jigar Shah

Formerly known as William James Foundation, Mentor Capital Network is strengthening the global social enterprise community, championing triple bottom line values, and leveraging the success of mentors to forge new successes.

Since 2002, over 1,000 volunteer mentors have invested $3 million of Mentor Capital in more than 800 for-profit social enterprises. The result: over 450 for-profit enterprises have been launched, creating thousands of jobs and positively impacting the lives of millions of people.

Meet Mentor Capital Network. We are a network of people who build, manage, run, study, support, invest in and love for-profit sustainable businesses.

Join Mentor Capital Network.

Join as a Social Entrepreneur. Are you a social entrepreneur creating the next generation of world-changing, innovative for-profit enterprises? Meet our network through our WJF Chuck Dell Sustainable Business Plan Competition. Apply here for the 2015 Cohort!

Join as a Mentor. Invest your skills, perspectives, and expertise in the next generation of inventors and innovators to help these entrepreneurs passionate about their world-changing ideas create, launch and scale successful businesses that make money and make the world better place. 

Join as a Member. Support our work with a tax-deductible donation.

Join us as a Social Entrepreneur, Mentor and Member. Let's change the way business is done!

Mentor Capital Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our work would not be possible without the financial support of our Members and Sponsors. Special thanks to our Major Sponsors: Halloran Philanthropies, The Tecovas Foundation, and Chuck Dell and our Sponsors: Josh Mailman, The Foundation for a Sustainable Future, The Eileen Fisher Community Foundation, The Acacia Fund, and the Ander B. Gandi Charitable Fund.


Meet our Mentors and Companies


Malô creates affordable, culturally appropriate rice-based products in Mali that enhance the health of mothers, children, and the planet.

"The feedback by far is the most comprehensive, detailed feedback we've had, and we have participated in a lot of competitions. And the fact that [mentors] are willing to have you follow up with them is great."

Read more from Malo Co-Founder Salif Romano Niang

Building a bicycle industry in Mozambique.

"The cycling gang was really fun since we got to meet other social entrepreneurs out there using bicycles for their innovative solutions. We’re already helping each other get connected to some other potentially helpful industry players."


Read our full chat with Co-founder, Lauren Thomas

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