- About Us
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that invest money and expertise to propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Officially launched in 2009, ANDE is a member-driven organization housed within the Aspen Institute, an international non-profit that promotes enlightened leadership. Its members are the vanguard of a movement that is focused on small and growing businesses (SGBs) that create economic, environmental, and social benefits for developing countries.
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) is building a vibrant and high impact venture philanthropy community across the Asia Pacific region. AVPN is a non-profit organisation based in Singapore with membership across the Asian region. It promotes venture philanthropy in the broader philanthropic and social investment communities and provides specific networking and learning services to meet the needs of our members. The Network is supported by grant funding, sponsors and partner organisations.
Global Institute For Tomorrow
Avantage Ventures’ founding partner is Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT), the partnership is based on a shared commitment to develop economically sustainable approaches to help communities prosper and address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Based out of Hong Kong, GIFT is an independent think tank and conducts a pioneering executive training programs called the 'Young Leaders Program' for executives and young leaders on globalization issues through the eyes of Asian social enterprises.
Global Impact Investing Network
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. The GIIN addresses systemic barriers to effective impact investing by building critical infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that attract more investment capital to poverty alleviation and environmental solutions. The GIIN is currently a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Innovate99 is a China-based impact investment consulting firm with a mission to drive scalable social impact in China. They work in partnership with the social entrepreneur, providing strategic planning, financial modeling, investment advising and operational monitoring services to help the social enterprise scale.
National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore (NUS) has collaborated with Avantage Ventures to profile various Singapore social enterprises. Their Centre of Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy advances research, forums, case studies, courses and development programs for the NGO and social enterprise industry in Singapore. The centre also provides industry case studies and supports student's education, internship and consultation of social enterprises.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the world’s leading provider of news and information, is committed to empowering people in need around the world with trusted information and free legal assistance. Avantage Ventures is a member of TrustLaw Connect, an innovative programme from Thomson Reuters Foundation that links social enterprises and NGOs with top law firms from around the world offering their legal assistance pro bono.
Work Together Foundation
Avantage Venture's catalogue has been supported by the work of Work Together Foundation (WTF), the organisation was instrumental in gathering data on Korean social enterprises and translating the material. WTF is leading efforts to create social jobs and support social entrepreneurship in Korea and around the region. The foundation has provided aid to manly homeless citizens in Korea during the Asian financial crisis, support the homeless with training and jobs, as well as running the first Social Entrepreneur Academy in Korea.