Social Entrepreneurs

Donations that flow through the sale of Entrepreneur Wines are used to support social entrepreneurs around the world. Each year, The Gratitude Network awards entrepreneurs with a year of mentorship, introductions to funding sources and development. The Entrepreneurs on this page have all been supported by Entrepreneur Wines and the Gratitude Network in this manner…

Our 2015 Award Recipients

Christine Souffrant

Christine Souffrant

Vendedy

Located in New York with pilot projects in Haiti and Brazil, Vendedy is creating a mobile marketplace that connects travelers to street vendors of the developing world

Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton

Carbon Analytics

Located in England, Carbon Analytics is revolutionising business by bringing instant environmental impact assessment and management to every company directly from their accounting data.

Jane Mitchell

Jane Mitchell

The Reset Foundation

Reset is launching a network of campuses that repurpose criminal justice dollars with a program to keep young people out of prison altogether and surround them with the resources they need to transform their lives

Antonio Aguilar

Antonio Aguilar

CASSA

Located in Guatemala, CASSA designs and builds self-sufficient social housing that provides its residents with clean water, clean energy and sanitation. The company builds customized and affordable homes out of natural building materials that integrate a suite of appropriate technologies to actively provide users with vital services.

Our 2014 Award Recipients

Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Springboard Collaborative

Springboard Collective closes the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and incentivizing learning such that our scholars have the requisite skills to access life opportunities. Winner of The 2014 Gratitude Award. Springboard’s Founder is Alejandro Gac-Artigas.

Minhaj Chowdhury

Minhaj Chowdhury

Drinkwell

Based in India (and also serving Bangladesh), DrinkWell transforms the arsenic and fluoride water crisis affecting over 200 million people across rural India and Bangladesh into entrepreneurial opportunity by blending proprietary filtration technology with a franchise business model.

Heather Franzese

Heather Franzese

Laborlink

Operating in Bangladesh, LaborLink is the first platform to leverage the disruptive power of mobile to give voice to the global workforce and deliver real-time data to companies like Cisco and Patagonia to align sourcing practices with worker needs – like SurveyMonkey for the 5 billion people without internet access.

Brian Hill

Brian Hill

Edovo

Edovo improves inmate outcomes by incentivizing educational and vocational progress through tablets in correctional facilities. Investment in inmate education leads to reduced recidivism and lower taxpayer liability, however, programming is extremely limited, politically challenging, and doesn’t meet inmate demand.

Our 2013 Award Recipients

Sajan George

Sajan George

Founder, Matchbook Learning

Matchbook Learning, based in New York City, offers a unique blended, competency-based model for K-12 schools in the US who are seeking to deliver a radically different result with students of high need communities. The company has focused on addressing the needs of the “ ottom” 5% of US schools, working with failing public schools in challenged communities of Detroit & Newark.

Tonee Ndungu

Tonee Ndungu

Founder, Kytabu - (Nairobi, Kenya)

Kytabu allows K-12 students in Africa to “ lease” textbooks via a unique tablet- and computer-based system. Content is preinstalled on a device that is affordable and accessible to middle and low income families. Kytabu helps students in the developing world to leapfrog the limitations infrastructure and cost have placed on the access and use of learning content in a developing world context. The Kytabu app provides a new channel to access learning material that comes as a requirement for children learning in a government curriculum environment.

Mark Collin

Mark Collin

Founder, Dovetail Learning

Dovetail Learning ,based in Mill Valley, California, is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening children’s innate capacity for resilience, self-mastery, and empathy for others through its “ToolBox" curriculum, practices, and methods. The Toolbox curriculum is used in thousands of K-6 grade programs/schools around the US. It calls upon social-emotional learning techniques and presents these to children in the classroom via paper, online, and trainer-delivered systems.

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