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Belgium has several organizations spread across the country that can help social entrepreneurs grow. Find out more about these key supportive organizations down below.

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Ashoka Belgium

Ashoka is the largest international network of leading social entrepreneurs bringing systemic solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Ashoka envisions a world in which everyone is a changemaker: a world where all citizens are powerful and contribute to change in positive ways.

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Rue Joseph II 20,
1000 Bruxelles

  • Social Entrepreneurs answering to 5 criterias: New Idea, Creativity, Entrepreneurial qualities, social Impact of the idea and Ethical Fibre / Changemakers / Young leaders

  • Systemic change

  • Everyone a changemaker

  • Positive Impact

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BNP Paribas Fortis

Het team Sociale Ondernemers van BNP Paribas Fortis ondersteunt het eco-systeem van sociale ondernemingen via financieringen, het aanbrengen van specifieke expertise en netwerking.

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Vooruitgangsstraat 55, 1210 Brussel

  • Start-up

  • Scale-up

  • Mature

  • Financiering

  • Expertise

  • Netwerking

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Change

We support social innovation in Belgium by investing in innovative social enterprises and initiatives that make a positive change to society. Change is a specialised social investor with a dedicated team focused on supporting innovative social Enterprises through: 

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Einstein Business Center
Parc scientifique de Louvain-la-Neuve
Rue du Bosquet, 15A
1435 Mont-Saint-Guibert,
Belgium

  • Social entrepreneurs

  • Circular Economy

  • Social Economy

  • Capital financing with the possibility of convertible subordinated loans from €50k to €400k.

  • Minority participation in capital and active presence of the board of directors.

  • Strategic support for the mission and financial viability.

  • Access to services offered by Credal group and its ecosystem.

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Credal

Crédal is a specialized social lender, with a dedicated loan product for Social Enterprises, called Impact+. In addition, Crédal benefits today from a European Guarantee from the EaSI Programme, that allows us to take risks in terms of supporting start-ups and provide loans between €25K and up to €500K.

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Einstein Business Center
Parc scientifique de Louvain-la-Neuve
Rue du Bosquet, 15A
1435 Mont-Saint-Guibert,
Belgium

  • Social Economy organisations

  • Social or Micro entrepreneurs

  • Financially excluded entrepreneurs

  • Coaching and business development services for individuals and organisations

  • Microloans/small loans up to €20K;

  • Impact loans to social enterprises up to €200k.

  • Solidarity loans up to €1M.

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ConcertEs

ConcertES est la plate-forme de concertation des organisations représentatives de l’économie sociale. Sa mission est de représenter, défendre et promouvoir l’économie sociale en Belgique francophone.

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  • Entreprises d’économie sociale de toutes tailles

  • concertation

  • représentation

  • promotion

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Coopcity

COOPCITY c'est le centre d'entrepreneuriat social et coopératif à Bruxelles. Nous proposons des accompagnements pour entrepreneurs en démarrage ou en consolidation, un réseau d'entrepreneurs sociaux et un espace de coworking

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72A rue Coenraets,
1060 Saint-Gilles

  • Entreprises en démarrage

  • Entreprises sociales qui souhaitent changer d'échelle

  • échange

  • cooperation

  • convivialité

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De startersfabriek

Matchmaking organization from Ghent, connecting starters with expert-partners and other starters.

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Botermarkt 1,
9000 Gent

  • Startups

  • Investors

  • Partnerships

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De Stuyverij

De Stuyverij is an incubator for initiatives that have the potential to create social impact and aims to create an honest, tolerant and meaningful environment for all individuals. They intend to offer individuals a network and space to actively search for new insights and balance in individuals’ lives, where work, personal development and family are central but where balance in societies is also emphasized. 

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R. Saverystraat 26,
8500 Kortrijk

  • A network and space to search for insights

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Enactus

Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision—to create a better, more sustainable world.​

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Jozef De Bomstraat 11,

2018 Antwerpen

  • students at universities or college (higher education)

  • Trajectory covers from start to social enterprise

  • Experiential learning program

  • Global community of student, academic and business leaders in 37 countries

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Febecoop

A cross-sectoral platform of entrepreneurs, networks and associations. Its mission is to develop and promote cooperative business models.

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Place des Barricades 1,
1000 Bruxelles

  • Cooperatives

  • Cooperative design & strategic planning

  • Business & Financial planning

  • Marketing & Communications

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Funds for Good

Funds For Good SA conceives SRI investment and saving products and distributes them through a network of professionals such as brokers, bankers and investment advisers. Simultaneously, Funds For Good generates a concrete social impact by supporting less favored entrepreneurs through its own ASBL/VZW, Funds For Good Philanthropy, by granting 0% interest rate loans and free coaching. Funds For Good Philantrophy is fueled with 50% of Funds For Good’s profits, leaving the returns for investors intact.

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Avenue Louise 251,
1050 Bruxelles

  • Formerly unemployed entrepreneurs

  • social/sustainable business projects

  • investors

  • SRI investment products

  • Interest-free and subordinated loans

  • Professional coaching

Impact Capital

Impact Capital is een Belgische holding die impact investing en sociaal ondernemerschap wil promoten via investeringen en middels een ecosysteem.

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Gemeentehuisstraat 6, 3078 Everberg

  • enige focus = social impact maar altijd vanuit een ecosysteem visie: van grants tot voor innovatieve vzw's, tot coaching en zaaikapitaal voor start-ups, van netwerk en funding voor groeiende sociale ondernemingen tot deelnames in mature inclusieve bedrijven of fondsen.

  • Social impact Holding

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Impact House

The hub for positive societal impact, bringing together in a coworking space all kinds of changemakers.

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Rue Joseph II 20,
1000 Bruxelles

  • People driven by the passion to create entrepreneurial solutions to social and environmental challenges.

  • Coworking space

  • Offices

  • Event spaces

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Impactlawyers.be

Law professionals who focus on the operations and governance of social enterprises, their partners, and projects, especially relating to their governance in times of (hybrid) collaboration and restructuring.

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Congresstraat 35,
1000 Brussel

  • Start-up

  • Scale-up

  • Mature (collaboration, exploration)

  • Law advice

  • Participatory management

  • Pioneering

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Impact Valley

Impact Valley is an innovation agency that facilitates sustainable innovation by helping corporate organizations to create business value and societal impact. 

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Avenue Louise 54,
1050 Ixelles

  • All individuals interested in creating innovative solutions.

  • co-elaborating space

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Inpulse.Coop

Inpulse, a Brussels-based investment manager, strives to bring positive changes in the life of final beneficiaries while ensuring competitive financial and social returns for both their clients and investors.

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Avenue Louise 54,
1050 Ixelles

  • Vulnerable groups 

  • Social investment

  • Microfinance

  • Social inclusion

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VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship

A university hub for social entrepreneurs, focused on both developing research and supporting social entrepreneurs. 

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Pleinlaan 5,
1050 Elsene

  • Conceptual stage

  • Early stage

  • Business planning 

  • Communications & Pitching  

  • Networking

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Koalect

Koalect is a Belgian enterprise that allows social-profit organizations to build their own crowdfunding, crowdsourcing or fundraising platform. We provide a SAAS solution that gives organizations the autonomy to manage a platform and launch campaigns themselves. In addition, we train organizations in the use of our toolbox and the communication around it through workshops and an online knowledge center. Koalect generates social impact through the organizations it works with. 

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Rue des ateliers 31, 1332 Genval

  • Social-profit sector

  • Fundraising tools and consultancy

  • Web-design

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iPropeller

A pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship. Targets socially innovative organizations to grow.

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Rue Joseph II 20, 1000 Bruxelles

  • Mid stage

  • After proof of oncept

  • Business Advising

  • Coaching

  • Networking

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Lita.co

LITA.co est une plateforme de crowdequity spécialisée dans le financement participatif des entreprises ayant un fort impact sociétal et/ou environnemental. LITA.co permet au grand public de financer, à partir de 100€, des entreprises en capital ou quasi-capital.

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Rue Joseph II 20, 1000 Bruxelles

  • Entreprises d'impact en post-création (start-up, scale-up)

  • Impact investing

  • Accompagnement à la levée de fonds

  • Levée de fonds

SI² Fund

SI2 Fund is a European impact investment fund operating in the Benelux and the United Kingdom. SI2 Fund invests in enterprises that make it their core business to address a societal challenge and helps them achieve sustainable, societal impact alongside a fair financial return.

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Rue Joseph II 20, 1000 Bruxelles

  • Early stage (non-seed) and growth stage social businesses with an innovative, scalable business model operating mainly in Benelux or the United Kingdom

  • Impact investment

  • Strategic and operational advice

  • Impact measurement and management support

  • Network

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Smart

Smart est l'émanation de travailleurs autonomes de tous horizons qui s'associent, au travers d'une société coopérative, pour se doter des moyens de développer en toute autonomie leurs propres activités économiques et de se procurer des revenus socialisés et fiscalisés. Smart, en offrant un ensemble de services mutualisés (administratifs, juridiques, financiers, espaces de travail, etc.)accompagne des miliers de travailleurs dans ses secteurs très variés et est présente dans 40 villes (dont 10 en Belgique) dans 9 pays européens

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rue coenraets 72,
1060 Bruxelles

  • Smart existe depuis 1998 en Belgique et génére plus de 200 millions chiffres d'affaires au niveau Européen dont 170 en Belgique.

  • Participation

  • Services mutualisés

  • Innovation sociale

Sociale Innovatie Fabriek

De Sociale InnovatieFabriek is de netwerkorganisatie voor de promotie en begeleiding van sociale innovatie en sociaal ondernemerschap in Vlaanderen en Brussel. Hun missie: zorgen dat je solide, innovatieve en impactvolle maatschappelijke innovaties kan starten of laten groeien.

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Ravensteingalerij 28, 1000 Brussel

  • (Pre) start-up

  • Scale up van sociale innovaties en ondernemers

  • Op maat (gratis) advies

  • Community van innovatoren

  • Vorming

The Shift

The Shift est le point de rencontre du développement durable en Belgique. Nous avons pour mission de réaliser la transition vers une société et une économie durables. Ceci à travers la création et le renforcement de partenariats, entre acteurs issus des secteurs privés, public, associatif et académique.

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Rue Haute 139, 1000 Bruxelles

  • Organisations déjà actives

  • Echange d'expérience

  • Soutien aux projets de transition

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Trividend

De missie van Trividend is sociaal ondernemerschap ondersteunen door risicokapitaal ter beschikking te stellen. Trividend gelooft in de kracht van sociaal risicokapitaal als financiële en inhoudelijke hefboom voor maatschappelijke impact en transitie.

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Rue du Progrès 333, 1030 Bruxelles

  • De kerndoelgroep van Trividend bestaat uit bedrijven die aantoonbaar bijdragen tot het creëren van tewerkstelling, direct of indirect, voor personen met een afstand tot de arbeidsmarkt.

  • Aanvullend, komen ook andere innovatieve sociale ondernemingen met een duidelijk oogmerk binnen de duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen van de Verenigde Naties in aanmerking voor een investering.

  • Kapitaalparticipaties

  • Converteerbare leningen

  • Achtergestelde leningen

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