Mega-list of Incubators and Accelerators for Social Entrepreneurs
One caveat as you view and explore the options of this list–the links are to the names, not the URL. I hope this isn’t confusing.
Also, if you like this list or find it useful I suggest bookmarking it or saving it via delicious or Evernote
Social Innovation Incubators
Good Company Ventures
Unreasonable Institute (bares repeating) http://unreasonableinstitute.org/
Mars DD in Canada
Internet & Mobile Tech Incubators
Plug and Play Tech Center http://www.plugandplaytechcenter… [pretty massive incubator in the Valley & I believe a couple different cities in CA]
University Based Incubators for Social Innovation
1) Tulane Funding Opportunities (I think it may be focused on the developing world, but I’m not sure)
3) UNC Chapel Hill
they also have a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem
http://twitter.com/gsbStanfordCSI (also their D-school & B-school)
for instance d.light design & Nuru International & others have come from Stanford
5) University of Michigan (including the William Davidson Institute)
6) I would feel remiss not to mention Northwestern.
I would also check the list on Net Impact, which should point to support for those types of programs. I imagine getting to exact dollar amounts for possible investments is a little tricky. You can probably find additional info through Ashoka & Gray Pinstripes. http://www.beyondgreypinstripes….
And there are a variety of business competitions which are either targeted at social entrepreneurs or have a special category for social entrepreneurs, which are quite competitive, but have decent funding.
Finally, if it is a for profit venture, check out the “top universities for entrepreneurs” and dig down into their programs and the infrastructure & community they offer students.
Grant Based Funding for Social Entrepreneurs
Here are some more from the Swearer Center at Brown which are grant based:
Probably the only thing I left off here is an extensive list of fellowships for social entrepreneurs.