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Enlivened by community — for community

We are the collective influential voice for incubators across the Global South

While incubators help social entrepreneurs tackle pressing community challenges, who helps the incubators themselves?

As catalysts for social enterprise growth, where can incubators discover their own avenues for expansion?

Incubators offer entrepreneurs opportunities for networking, collaboration, and learning. However, where do they go to network, collaborate, and learn?

Pollinate Impact is cultivating an ecosystem that opens the floodgates for impact enablers. By creating avenues that foster learning, growth, and collaboration, we equip them with the resources needed to deliver transformational support.

Journey of a thousand miles
began with a single step

February 2021
A bright idea! Let's map impact incubator & accelerator ecosystem.
February 2021
Listening sessions with more than 40 ecosystem players.
November 2022
Woah! Project team formed in collaboration with impact network experts.
January 2023
Now the heavy lifting. Created a design team to steward the network.
February - April 2023
Feedback from more than 50 individuals...
September 2023
THE AHA MOMENT! Pollinate impact Launched.

Guided by values in
all our actions

Our values are simple, but indispensable.

  • Equity Matters.
  • Togetherness matters even more.
  • Authenticity in ethos.
  • Ownership in action.
  • Contribution brings prosperity for all.
  • Listening builds trust.
  • Sharing brings the sense of community.
  • Run by the spirit of entrepreneurship and collective care.
  • Equity Matters.
  • Togetherness matters even more.
  • Authenticity in ethos.
  • Ownership in action.
  • Contribution brings prosperity for all.
  • Listening builds trust.
  • Sharing brings the sense of community.
  • Run by the spirit of entrepreneurship and collective care.

A Team United by Shared Passion for Impact

Network Secretariat

The network weavers. Managing operations, mobilising
member engagement and staying on top of what matters.

Arielle Molino

Chief Convener,
Pollinate Impact

Shami Rao

Network Catalyst,
Pollinate Impact

Anindita Sharma

Comms Ninja,
Pollinate Impact

Parul Sharma

Comms Ninja,
Pollinate Impact

Tess Thuo

Network Nurturer,
Pollinate Impact

Ruod Ariete

Community Choreographer,
Pollinate Impact

Members of Stewardship Group

The strategists. Elected members who govern the network and help guide our strategies.

Paul Basil

Menterra Ventures

Paul Belknap

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Wilfred Njagi

Villgro Africa

Oanh Kieu Pham

CSIP (Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion)

Kate Cochran

Upaya Social Ventures

Astou DIA

ImpactHub

Solomon Twum

Reach for Change

Board of Directors

The hivekeepers. They ensure the network’s fiduciary compliance
and provide strategic insights to keep the show running.

Arun Venkatesan

Villgro USA

Azad Oommen

Global School Leaders

Jasmin Patel

A-connnect

Jenny Everett

Everett Interests

Nadine Freeman

Ashoka Globalizer

Paul Basil

Menterra Ventures

Meet our Members

The Enablers! Nurturing and transforming impactful businesses to create positive economic, environmental, and societal impact in the long term.
Academic City Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, Accra, Ghana (West Africa)
BongoHive, Lusaka, Zambia (East Africa)
Crescendo Foods, Accra, Ghana (West Africa)
CSIP - Center for Social Initiatives Promotion, Hanoi, Vietnam (South East Asia)
iDE Cambodia, Cambodia (South East Asia)
Impact Hub Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire (West Africa)
InkoMoko, Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa)
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University (SCU), Santa Clara, California (Global)
Ongoza, Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa)
ONOW, Yangon, Myanmar (South East Asia)
Opero Services, Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa)
ReachforChange, Ghana (West Africa)
Upaya Social Ventures, Bangalore, India (South Asia)
Villgro Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (East and West Africa)
Villgro Philippines, Philippines (South East Asia)
Wylde International, Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa)

Meet our Partners

The Catalysts! Igniting change through shared vision, commitment, collaboration and resources.

Greater Houston Community Foundation
Jhpiego
The Human Edge
The Lemelson Foundation

Meet our Partners

The Catalysts! Igniting change through shared vision, commitment, collaboration and resources.

Greater Houston Community Foundation
The Lemelson Foundation
Jhpiego
The Human Edge
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