2015 SOCAP Social Entrepreneurs

We are pleased to announce the names of the innovative social entrepreneurs selected to receive scholarships to SOCAP15. This group includes over 100 promising entrepreneurs who will be coming to SOCAP from over 35 countries from around the world. We recognize these entrepreneurs for their outstanding ideas, inspiring stories, and passion for creating sustainable business models.

Learn more about all of this year’s scholarship winners by visiting the SOCAP15 Pathable and Startgrid communities to read their profiles. Here is a list of the names of this year’s SOCAP Scholarship recipients:

Hilary Abell, USA, Project EquityTono Aguilar, Guatemala, CASSA

Aleem Ahmed, USA, Love Grain

Matthew Alexander, Colombia, Suyo

Damian Amamoo, Australia, Inception Strategies

Sara Andrews, USA, Bumbleroot Foods

Allison Archambault, USA, EarthSpark International

Christopher Ategeka, Uganda, Rides for Lives

Alloysius Attah, Ghana, Farmerline

Jose Ignacio Avalos, Mexico, SomosAgua

Nick Azpiroz, USA, Health for America

Ana Barrera, Colombia, Aflore

Emilie Baird, USA, chic.global

Jon Beirn, USA, Green Worldwide

Graham Benton,Kenya,  LishaBora Hydroponics Limited

Jack Beuttell, USA, Kunoa Cattle Company

David Given-Sjolander , Italy, Source International

Molly Burke, Uganda, Bicycles Against Poverty

Michael Callahan, Peru, Powermundo

Virginia Campo,Colombia, LittleBigMoney

Nigel Carr, USA, Qorax

Deborah Castillero, USA, Bilingual Children’s Enterprises

Raghuraman Chandrasekaran, India, E-Hands Energy

Anirudh Chaturvedi, India, Brun Health

Anya Cherneff, USA, Empower Generation

Julie Clugage, USA, Team4Tech

Ana Coll, Mexico, ILUMEXICO 

Julie Colombino, USA, REBUILD

Ruxandra Creosteanu, Romania, Babele Create Together

Raquel da Cruz, Brazil, Brasil Aromáticos

Emily Cunningham, USA, MoringaConnect 

Dipanwita Das, India, Das Social Strategies

Dominique Davison, USA, PlanIT Impact

Brandi DeCarli, USA, Farm from a Box

Laurent Demuynck, Rwanda, Kigali Farms

Shamini Dhana, USA, Dhana Inc.

Felipe Dib, Brazil, Vocˆ Aprende Agora

Joseph Fernandez, Hong Kong, Solageo

Natalie Fields, USA, Accountability Counsel

Marcos Fioravanti, Ecuador, In TerrisAmbiente Creativo

Gwendolyn Floyd, USA, Soko

Pablo Freund, USA, Be Girl

Virginia Gardiner, UK, Loowatt

Florin Gheorghe, Canada, Arbutus Medical

Shrutika Girdhar, India, Bodhi Health Education

John Gohring, Nicaragua, Cosecha Partners S.A.

Danielle Goldschneider, USA, Sproxil, Inc.

Romel Gonzalez, Mexico, Mun-Ha

Devon Grimme, USA, Prometheon Pharma

David Groves, USA, Private Capital for Public Good

Juan Guerra, UK , StudentFunder Ltd

Roy Erick Flores Guerrero, Peru, Rayvi

Avnish Gungadurdoss, Colombia, Instiglio

Parag Gupta, India, Waste Ventures India

Andrew Hening, USA, Kartma

Marc Henrich, USA, Solubrite

Jeremy Higgs, Pakistan, EcoEnergyFinance

Grant Hosford, USA, codeSpark

Maria Antonia Hoyos, Colombia, LittleBigMoney

William Jackson, USA, Village of Wisdom

Yscaira Jimenez, USA, Labor Exchange

MJ Kaplan, USA, Loomio

David Karabelnikoff, USA, ORCA

Enrique Kaufmann, Mexico, Ta’akbil Ja

Hiraa Khan, USA, CrowdDefend

Saleha Khumawala, USA, Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship (SURE)

Aditya Kulkarni,Singapore, careNx Innovations 

Juan Lagrange, Peru, Akdemia

Kelly Lavelle, Senegal, ElleSolaire

Amy Li, USA, Dance4Healing

Heejae Lim, USA, TalkingPointsLuisa Lombera, Mexico, Pixan

Jaydeep Mandal, India, Aakar Innovations

Diego Mart¡nez, Chile, Open Green Road

Shaffi Mather, USA/United Arab Emirates, MUrgency – UN RESEAU GLOBAL

Njeri Mathu, USA, AnaCheza

Austin McGee, USA, WellDone

Isabel Medem, Peru, x-runner Venture

Carolina Medina, Colombia, SokoText

Manik Mehta, India, Leaf Innovation

April Mendez, USA, Fresh Coast Capital

Eve Meyer, Kenya, PowerGen Renewable Energy

Kirk Miller, USA, Aqua Gardens Family Farm

Ian Monroe, USA, Etho Capital

Gal Moore, UK, Desolenator

Megan  Mukuria, Kenya, ZanaAfrica

Trish Nixon, Canada, CoPower

Cristian O’Ryan, Chile, SULI LAB

Adeloye Olanrewaju, Nigeria, Safermom

Daquan Oliver, USA, We Thrive

Evin Ollinger, USA, CarePath

Shantanu Pahak , Singapore, careNx Innovations

Carolina Lara Pastrana, USA, Amano Artisans

Shyam Patra, India, Naturetech Infrastructure

David Paull, USA, Compostwheels

Gitte Pedersen, USA, Genomic Expression

Andrea Perez, Venezuela, HIPGive

Miranda Phua, Australia, CityTaps

Neelam Pol, India, Khel Planet Foundation

Rodulfo Prieto, Peru, Laboratoria

Karla Ramirez, Honduras, Modatec Industrial

Nathan Ranney, USA, Moneythink

Nicholas Romano, Achatina Snail Farms

Nicole Rycroft, Canada, Canopy

Amrita Saigal, India, Saathi

Sebastian Sajoux, Argentina, Arqlite

Mari Sawai, Thailand, Wedu

Aaron Sebesta, USA, Axios Impact Investments

Rustam Sengupta, India, Boond Engineering & Development

Mouhsine Serrar, India, Prakti

Lara Setrakian, USA, News Deeply

Isabel Sheinman, USA, Library for All

Jennifer Shoop, USA, Moneythink

Matthew Smith, Thailand, Fortify Rights

Ayele Solomon, USA, The Honey Wine Company

Mariana Somma, USA, Calientamigos

Christine Souffrant, Haiti, Vendedy.com

Stephanie Speirs, USA, Solstice Initiative

Michael Stoll, USA, San Francisco Public Press

Matt Stormont, USA, togetherfarm

Paulo Stufano, Italy, EggPlant

Jennifer Stutsman, Kenya, Miti Health

Christina Tang, Hong Kong, Blue Sky Energy Technology Ltd.

Salinee Tavaranan, Thailand, SunSawang

Robert Terenzi, Nicaragua, Vega Coffee

Michael Thornton, UK, Carbon Analytics

Elia Timotheo, Tanzania, East Africa Fruits Farm

Manuel Doroteo Tzul Alvarado , Guatemala, Mayaversatil

Jesse van de Zand, India, Janta Meals

Rob van Rooij, Netherlands, XS2Justice

Saransh Vaswani, India, Saajha

Martin Vender, Chile, Best Energy

Thomas Venon, South Africa, Eighteen East

Carvell Wallace, USA, Vibosity

Rose Wang, USA, Six Foods

Stefanie Weiland, USA, LifeNet International

Michael Wilkerson, Uganda, Tugende

Paul Winkel, Peru, PowerMundo

Zoe Wong, USA, Revive Foods

Mike Woodard, Nicaragua, Vida Harvest: Farming for Life

Nancy Zamierowski, USA, Yellow Seed: The Collaborative Project

About the Social Entrepreneur Scholarship Program

Social entrepreneurs have always been at the heart of SOCAP. Every year since the first SOCAP conference, we have provided scholarships to entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions with sustainable business models. We offer thanks to all the entrepreneurs who applied. It was difficult to narrow the field because there were so many fine applications this year.

SOCAP scholarship entrepreneurs received an award package that includes a free SOCAP full conference pass and access to the Impact Accelerator program at SOCAP15. They will also receive the opportunity to connect with mentors, partners, and investors who believe in investing for social return.