Past Globalizers

 

 

The Globalizer is working to help change the system. Founded in 2010, it is an Ashoka initiative that supports social entrepreneurs to spread their impact more broadly and efficiently by helping them strengthen and deepen their vision for systemic and frame change. The social entrepreneurs participating in the program are encouraged to reflect on the strategies and the leadership skills they need to generate widespread impact in a world characterized by constant change. 

 

2018 Globalizer: Accelerating Healthcare Access

A 14-week accelerator program that harnesses the power of business and social entrepreneurship to scale impact.
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2017 Globalizer: Economic Inclusion in Latin America

Building on the success of the last Globalizer on Economic Inclusion in Latin America we lauched the 3rd round on this critical topic. Once again Ashoka partnered with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Hystra and CAF to support social entrepreneurs in Latin America working for economic...
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2017 Globalizer: Fabric of Change

The Fabric of Change Globalizer aims to accelerate the impact of these selected social entrepreneurs.
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2016 Globalizer: Youth Empowerment

Fossil Foundation invests in social entrepreneurs whose innovations unleash the potential of underserved young people. They seek to fuel the fires of the world’s most creative problem solvers and support them as they reinvent the very systems that created today’s most pressing problems. Both Fossil...
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2016 Globalizer: Health and Lighting

Philips Foundation seeks to identify global challenges where the innovation capabilities of Philips and expertise of partners, visionaries and innovators can be combined to create lasting impact [See video summary here]. Both Philips Foundation and Ashoka believe in the power of collaboration and...
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2016 Globalizer: Re-imagine Learning

Can play time change the world? Ashoka and the LEGO Foundation believe in the need to re-imagine learning and in the importance of play as the best way for children to develop critical skills to engage them as creative changemakers. The Re-imagine Learning network is an international network of...
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2015 Globalizer: Education Technology

Ashoka and World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, believe that one of the best ways to sustainably change the world is to support people who create innovations designed to address concrete challenges, inspiring people to be problem-solvers. Ashoka and WISE...
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2015 Globalizer: Economic Inclusion in LATAM

Building on the success of the 1st Globalizer on Economic Inclusion in Latin America we launched the 2nd round on this critical topic. Once again Ashoka has partnered with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) to support social entrepreneurs in Latin America working for economic inclusion. The...
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2015 Globalizer: Youth Employment

The Globalizer Summit on Youth Employment in Africa convened in Capetown/South Africa on February 12-14 2015. Ashoka has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to support social entrepreneurs in Africa working on innovations for youth employment. The Globalizer Summit in South Africa will bring...
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2014 Globalizer: Economic Inclusion in LATAM

This Globalizer Summit convened in Bogota, Colombia on November 7th – 9th, 2014. Ashoka partnered with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) to support social entrepreneurs in Latin America working for economic inclusion. The Globalizer Summit in Colombia brought together Ashoka Fellows with...
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2014 Globalizer: Participative Journalism

The Participative Journalism Globalizer Summit was held in Bonn, Germany from June 28th-29th, 2014. Sixteen Ashoka fellows worldwide, all innovators in the journalism field, met to discuss how media can be used to enable citizens to advance their own lives and society. Information access is opening...
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2014 Globalizer: Economic Inclusion

The Economic Inclusion Globalizer Summit was held in Chennai/India from February 28th to March 2nd 2014. In addition to helping 20 of Ashoka’s leading Fellows from around the world in the field of Economic Inclusion to strengthen their strategies to scale their impact far more broadly and enabling...
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2013 Globalizer: Media Innovation

We are witnessing an explosion of innovation in the media realm, as entrepreneurs seize on massive technological disruption and rapidly changing market demands. The Globalizer on Media Innovation seeks to accelerate the impact of the most innovative solutions, informing them about financing...
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2013 Globalizer: Inclusion

The disability challenge Having a disability places a person in the world’s largest minority group. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 10% of the world’s population – approximately 650 million people, of which 200 million are children – experience some form of disability. This figure will...
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2013 Globalizer: Nutrients for All

Connecting Social Entrepreneurial Innovations along the Nutrient Value Chain The challenge: broken nutrient value chains Around the world, in developed and developing countries alike, neither people, food nor land are being fully nourished. As a result, people's chances of physical and cognitive...
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2012 Globalizer: Rural Innovation and Farming

Geneva and Nairobi Building off four successful Globalizer summits over the past three years, the Globalizer initiative now turns its focus towards scaling up the solutions to problems largely affecting rural areas. With support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka supports over 90...
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2012 Globalizer Summit Munich

Ashoka identified digital innovations for solving social problems that are ready for rapid global growth. For example: Irish entrepreneur Mike Feerick's company ALISON is aiming to become the “Google of higher education.” ALISON is a free online community college, offering interactive multimedia...
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2011 Vienna Summit

At the Vienna Globalizer Summit 2011, 15 selected Ashoka Fellows from around the world came together with another 15 global social and business entrepreneurs to explore the future of scaling social innovation. Prior to the Summit, the Globalizer team connected these Fellows with Ashoka Support...
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2011 Stockholm Summit

The Globalizer Summit got off to a great start yesterday, with 80 participants focused on scaling social impact coming together to help create the architecture for the rapid spread of successful social solutions. We focused especially on new pathways to scale, in particular the roles of open source...
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2010 Vienna Globalizer Summit

Imagine you’re a social entrepreneur starting to realize the full potential of your idea. You’ve made the momentous decision to devote yourself full-time to solving a social problem, you’ve won some Fellowships, raised some funding, achieved some initial success in one city or state or even country...
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