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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Learn more

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Catalyst Fund

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) now invites proposals from ANDE members interested in receiving support to fuel initiatives aimed at increasing access to finance for women-led businesses and supporting invention-based enterprises. This year, ANDE seeks to fund approximately five (5) proposals of up to US$50,000 each. Total funds available for this RFP are approximately $240,000, thanks to generous support from The Lemelson Foundation and S&P Global.

Learn more and apply here.  


Entrepreneurship and Acceleration: Questions from the Field (Impact Measurement)

Do entrepreneurs who have received impact investment funds actually use industry-standard impact measurement tools? Why or why not?  Or are they using other approaches instead?

In this data brief, we dive into questions about what social enterprises think of measurement approaches that impact investors have created. 


Announcing the winners of the Argidius-ANDE Talent Challenge

The Argidius–ANDE Talent Challenge (AATC) has now identified five promising solutions to the human capital constraints for small and growing businesses (SGBs). Pending final review, the finalists will be awarded grants of up to 200,000 euros to conduct pilot programs that will last up to three years, during which time ANDE will provide ongoing guidance. Provided impact targets are met, a grand prize of up to one million euros will be awarded to the most successful program with the greatest potential to scale.

AATC winners are: Amani Institute, Creative Metier, Open Capital Advisors, Shortlist and Village Capital. 

You may view the full press release here. 

What's Working in Startup Acceleration: Insights from Fifteen Village Capital Programs

Despite the emergence of hundreds of accelerator programs around the world, we know little about their effectiveness or how differences across programs influence venture performance. To address this gap, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta at Emory University and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) launched the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) in collaboration with a consortium of public and private funders. GALI builds on the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University, which works with accelerator programs around the world to collect and analyze data describing the entrepreneurs that they attract and support. 

This report is the first in a series of annual reports to be published on data emerging from the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative. 

The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative 

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Press Release - Announcing a New Partnership 

ANDE is excited to announce a $2.3 million investment in the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative! The program partners, including the US Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Omidyar Network, The Lemelson Foundation, and the Argidius Foundation, are eager to examine the effectiveness of accelerators over the course of the next three years. To learn more about the partnership, please read the press release