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Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX)

The Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX) project, funded by the Walton Family Foundation, will provide tailored support and funding to a cohort of self-identified socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs who are founders or co-founders of Seed/Series A investment-ready companies. This support will include mentorship, access to capital and networking opportunities. By addressing under-represented entrepreneurs in the…

Ashshash Phase II: For Men and Women Who Have Escaped Trafficking

The second phase of Winrock International’s Ashshash project is being implemented in Bangladesh, in collaboration with local partners and governmental agencies. Ashshash is funded by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh. The project works to ensure the protection of human trafficking survivors through various social and economic support services. And, prevent trafficking across at-risk and […]

Thailand Regional Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN)

The USDA-funded Thailand RAIN project identifies, validates, scales and shares climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices that have been validated through a rigorous, evidence-based, participatory process.
Microbusiness Empowerment Project

Microbusiness Empowerment Project

The Microbusiness Empowerment Project will assist approximately 50 low-income Arkansas-based entrepreneurs, especially minority and female-owned businesses, with the mentorship, technical assistance, and business leadership skills they need to prepare for capital acquisition and deployment. Funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the project helps disadvantaged entrepreneurs seeking support with financial management, product and target market…
Science Venture Studio

Science Venture Studio at Winrock International

Science Venture Studio at Winrock International is a science-and-technology startup facilitator that helps promising new, Arkansas-based ventures commercialize and obtain federal funding. The SVS project works with early-stage companies to help them obtain critical, non-dilutive federal funding – front-end cash that does not require startup entrepreneurs to forfeit any equity in their new businesses. The…

USAID Entrepreneurship & Investment Activity

Each year an estimated 300,000 young new job seekers enter Senegal’s workforce. With few opportunities for wage-based employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship currently offer the most viable path to self-sufficiency for Senegalese youth. While small and medium-sized enterprises represent 90% of Senegal’s private sector, most of these businesses are operated and managed informally, resulting in low…

Building Responsibility for the Delivery of Government Services (BRIDGE)

The U.S.-brokered 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Sudan and Southern Sudan provided for a referendum on secession in 2011, ushering in an era of promise that began officially on July 9, 2011, Independence Day for the new Republic of South Sudan. Before and after independence, Winrock worked with South Sudanese leaders and communities to begin…

Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity (SHEAMA)

Each year, more than 80,000 secondary school students in Malawi face economic and social impediments that prevent them from accessing higher education to obtain the skills needed for jobs and business ownership. In response, government, universities and international donors are forming partnerships to create innovative approaches that extend higher education opportunities to youth in more…

Delta I-Fund II

With a mission to positively impact communities throughout the eight-state, 252-county territory of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), the Delta I-Fund II provides a platform for the creation and launch of high-growth companies, spurring economic development and job creation. The I-Fund is a proof-of-concept business accelerator training program designed to assist teams and potential start-up…

Feed the Future KISAN II

Nepal’s economy is dominated by agriculture, yet the country is one of the most food insecure nations in the world. Building on the progress made from 2013 to 2017 with the Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) I project, the KISAN II project works with the country’s private sector to improve on-farm production and…
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