We are pleased to announce the names of all of the social entrepreneurs who were selected to receive scholarships to SOCAP18. This is the largest cohort we’ve ever accepted, with over 130 promising entrepreneurs from around the globe. These inspiring innovators will be coming to SOCAP18 to share their stories, make valuable connections, and grow ventures that are solving challenges and creating positive impact in communities worldwide.

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Charlot Magayi

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Hadiyah Mujhid

HBCU.vc / United States

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Vikrant Pandey

Fight Back / Nepal

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Tori Samples

Leaf Global Fintech / United States

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Tobin Van Ostern

Savi / United States

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Sona Shah

Neopenda / United States

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Roberto D’Angelo

FightTheStroke / Italy

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Omar Itani

FabricAIDLebanon

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Natasha Freidus

NeedsList / United States

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Ivy Russell

Maya Apa / United States

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Manoj Sanker

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Leah Lizarondo

412 Food Rescue / Philippines

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Kirk Acevedo

Zomia SPC / United States

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Kavaneet Dhami

KDHI Agriculture / United States

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Jin Lee

BabyNoggin / United States

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Jesus Cepeda

OS City / Mexico

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James Thuch Madhier

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Ivy Appiah

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Heather Itzla

Wisdom Supply Co. / United States

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Dana Frasz

Food Shift / United States

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Ashley Miyasaki

Pulp Pantry / United States

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Antionette Carroll

Creative Reaction Lab / United States

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Aneri Pradhan

ENVision Mobile / United States

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Aashna Singh

Mooo Farm / India

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Soraya Fouladi

Jara / United States

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Saieshan Govinder

EduAfrika / South Africa

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Robert Cunningham

RVE.SOL / United States

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Paola Masperi

MayaMiko / Italy

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Paloma Pineda

Ethical Apparel Africa / United States

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Nicolas Enjalbert

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Nachiket Patel

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Mursal Hedayat

Chatterbox / United Kingdom

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Michael Mitchell

Acari / United States

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Michał Nowak

Food Outlet / Poland

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Manon Lavaud

Musana Carts / France

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Livingstone Mukasa

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Lisa Magill

Aleria PBC / United States

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John Roberts

InvestED / United States

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Jeffrey Hallowell

Biomass Controls LLC / United States

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James Mitchell

Orkidstudio / Kenya

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Gina LaMotte

EcoRise / United States

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Francisca Severino

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Donovan Morrison

Luna Lights / United States

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Dianne Dusaidi

Kasha Rwanda / Rwanda

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Claudia Tello Arenas

Escucha mi Voz / Mexico

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Colleen Kavanagh

ZEGO / United States

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Claire Baker

The Toothpick Project / United States

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Brian Manning

Mama Maji / United States

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Anike Lawal

Mamalette / Nigeria

Alfred Mbinglo RECFAM Cameroon
Michael Kapps TNH Health Canada
Gizella Greene SuperFoods Ecuador Ecuador
Lina Khalifeh SheFighter Jordan
Dickson Ayuka UjuziKilimo Kenya
Stella Sigana Alternative Waste Technologies Kenya
Francis Nderitu Vakava Kenya
Omar Landa Abad Rayito de Luna Mexico
Benjamin Fernandes NALA Tanzania
Hasan Zafer Elcik Otsimo Turkey
Japheth Kawanguzi The Innovation Village Uganda
Ayla Schlosser Resonate United States
Khizr Imran Tajammul Jaan Pakistan Pakistan
Victor Mhango Ziweto Enterprises Limited Malawi
Ruth Nabembezi Ask Without Shame Uganda
Claudia Castellanos Black Mamba Foods Colombia
Craig Heintzman Arifu Canada
Peter Sacco Adelante Shoes Guatemala
Juan Asensio 1bot Guatemala
Laura Mendoza Unima Mexico
Paulo Duarte Modesto Broterra Paraguay
Caroline Angus Deciwatt United Kingdom
Stefan Steinberger refugees{code} Austria
Rasha Abu Safieh GGateway Palestinian Territory
Juan Orellana PuroSol Guatemala
Jake Stika Next Gen Men Canada
Ankit Durga Leap Skills India
Payan Ouko Cedars Diagnostics Kenya
Jose Luis Nuno Unima Mexico
Allen Bailochan Tuladhar Picosoft Nepal
Yasmin Grigaliunas World’s Biggest Garage Sale Australia
Mellisa Mazingi Gone Rural Swaziland Zimbabwe
Okey Esse Peachwater Consulting / PowerStove Nigeria
Mwila Lwando Live Clean Initiatives Zambia
Ebunoluwa Yussuf Gallereno Works Ltd Nigeria
Gilbert Malinga Energy Projects in East Africa – Terre Quanta Uganda
Daniel Joloba Rabboni Group Ltd Uganda
Leah Jean SOIL United States
Anna Frellsen Maternity Foundation Denmark
Michael Kleinman Orange Door Research United States
Jeffrey Hallowell Biomass Controls LLC United States
Wafaa Arbash WorkAround Syrian Arab Republic
Felix Brooks-Church Sanku / Project Healthy Children United States
Ashley King-Bischof Annona, PBC United States
Ethan Frisch Burlap and Barrel United States
Angie Eilers UR Turn, SBC United States
Michael Carson Trees for the Future United States
Nina Poxleitner MORE THAN ONE PERSPECTIVE (MTOP) Austria
Thami Schweichler Makers Unite Netherlands
Jenna Nicholas Impact Experience United States
Liccet Suarez Nassf Travel Peru
Abilasha Ramanan ImpactVision United Kingdom
Kevin Kung Takachar Canada
Micaela Connery The Kelsey United States
Manka Angwafo Grassland Cameroon Ltd United States
Leland Holcomb Society of Sound United States
Félix Omar Angulo Arce Sustainable Fishery Trade Peru
Alice Bosley Five One Labs United States
Laura Libman The Tia Foundation United States
Alberto Altamirano Cityflag, Inc. United States
Noella Moshi WAVE Academies United Republic of Tanzania
Lisa Magill Aleria PBC United States
Ebrahim Varachia Patronicity South Africa
Henry Weitzner Turning Earth United States
Susan Mernit Hack the Hood United States
Tiffany LaTrice TILA Studios LLC United States
Hadeel Anabtawi The Alchemist Lab Jordan
Morgan Bierschenk Geoship United States
Jenifer Colpas Tierra Grata Colombia
Meredith Lockwood Relevée United States
Jose Antonio Avina II Sacramento Eco Fitness United States
Stephen Meyer Pergamena United States
Talib Graves-Manns Black Wall Street Homecoming United States
Riley Jones Bloc United States
Rachel Taber 1951 Coffee Company United States
Tobin Van Ostern Savi United States
Thomas Ricolfi Tenoli France
Lilian Makoi Jamii Africa United Republic of Tanzania
Danielle Franco TO THE MARKET United States
Sofia Eckrich Teysha United States
Katie Hench Infiniteach United States
Sonali Mehta-Rao Awaaz.De United States
Mina Shahid Numida Egypt
Asher Hasan doctHERs United Kingdom
Xiaohoa Ching Literator United States
Abbey Wemimo Esusu Financial United States
Agata Hinc Skyven Technologies Poland
Feven Haddis Creative Professionals Consult Ethiopia
Josuel Plasencia Forefront Dominican Republic
John Roberts InvestED United States
Luis Lopez Martinelli Hipocampus Centros de Aprendizaje Mexico
Rebecca Hui Roots Studio United States
Linda Solomon Wood National Observer Canada
Angelo Campus BoxPower United States
Andrew Foote Sanivation United States
Eric Kaduru KadAfrica Uganda
Rebecca Novak ScriptEd United States
Maneet Gohil Lal10 – Happiness is Handcrafted India

Cheers!

Congratulations to all of these outstanding entrepreneurs. Many thanks also go out to everyone who applied. If you were not selected this year, or if you missed the deadline to apply, we encourage you to apply for the SOCAP19 Entrepreneur Scholarship next year.

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Get to Know the SOCAP18 Entrepreneurs

Learn more about this year’s cohort of entrepreneur scholarship recipients by joining the SOCAP18 Pathable community. The profiles of all scholarship entrepreneurs are flagged with purple badges that read,”SOCAP18 Entrepreneur.” Read their profiles to learn about them, their ventures, and the impact they are creating in the world. SOCAP18 ticket holders who are registered in Pathable can use the platform to connect with these entrepreneurs before the conference begins. Get your ticket to SOCAP18 to register and gain full access to Pathable.