Press Releases

  • March 12, 2014
    As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. - Constantine P. Cavafy Wanted: Innovative solutions that create change in Greece Athens – March 12, 2014 – «Destination: Change. New Solutions for Greece.», a new online competition designed to source, highlight and catalyze initiatives to bring solutions to Greek society is announced today by Ashoka, The Hellenic Initiative, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim...
  • February 26, 2014
    Help us put our best ideas for healthy living into action!  (February 26, 2014 -Toronto) The Government of Canada, Canadian Tire, LIFT Philanthropy Partners, and Ashoka have collaborated with support from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to launch The Play Exchange, an online challenge that seeks new and creative ideas for promoting active and healthy living in Canada. The challenge’s top entry will be eligible for an investment of up to $1 million from the Government of Canada to put...
  • February 4, 2014
    Providence, RI - The Ashoka U Exchange, a global conference for social entrepreneurship in higher education will take place at Brown University, on February 20-22, 2014. The conference will bring together a total of 650 faculty, staff, administrators, and students from 150 colleges and universities representing 30 countries and social entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss their vision for “The New Scholar” equipped to create innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems...
  • February 4, 2014
    ARLINGTON, VA - Ashoka, the world’s leading social entrepreneurship organization, and All Nippon Airways, Japan’s leading airline, are partnering to introduce a collaborative program titled “Blue Wings: Wings for Changemakers.” The center of this engagement is an interactive website, http://wingsforchangemakers.com, which tells the stories of select social entrepreneurs, who are changemakers reinventing social systems for the good of all. During the next six months, ANA will provide free air...
  • February 4, 2014
    Arlington, VA: Youth Venture, has launched a competition to find the most innovative and scalable solutions focused on developing job-ready talent. The focus on job-ready talent is intended to make career attainment possible for our nation’s young people – a critical step on the path to realizing the American Dream. The intent of this talent initiative is to (1) identify innovative programs with scalable business models that will make a significant impact on bridging the gap between supply and...
  • February 1, 2014
    Washington-DC, January 30th, 2014: Two innovative healthcare solutions are receiving funding to continue transforming health in developing markets. These winners of the “Health on the Ground: Uncovering Innovations that Save Lives” competition, launched by the GE Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers, will each receive US $25,000, provided by the GE Foundation, to support the expansion of their solutions. The competition sourced innovative solutions that transform treatment and health care for...
  • January 29, 2014
    Paris – January 29, 2014 – A new European online competition designed to source, highlight and catalyze innovative cross-sector collaboration between the social, business and public sectors across Europe is announced today by Ashoka, the Zermatt Summit Foundation, Fondation Guilé, DPD and Boehringer Ingelheim. Winners will be announced at the prestigious Zermatt Summit on June 27, 2014. Entries are now open for “Social & Business Co-Creation: collaboration for impact”, a competition hosted...
  • December 19, 2013
    As more and more colleges and universities seek to launch and grow social entrepreneurship programs on campus, there is an even greater need to share expertise, challenges, and inspiration for creating positive social and environmental impact. The Ashoka U Exchange, hosted at Brown University from February 20 – 22, 2014 seeks to address this need by bringing together over 150 colleges and universities representing forty countries to share best practices and advance collaborative projects both...
  • November 1, 2013
    The world is facing increasingly complex societal challenges. It is not enough to have an elite engaged in solving them at it used to be the case. At Ashoka, we deeply believe that the best way to address the world’s most pressing problems is to enable an Everyone A Changemaker world, where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any problem and drive change. Employers have a major role to play in this shift. Leading companies are already recruiting for these...
  • October 9, 2013
    Ashoka, the world’s leading association of social entrepreneurs seeking to build an Everyone a Changemaker™ world, announces its participation in global Pro Bono Week from October 20-26, 2013.  For more than 30 years, Ashoka has bridged the business and social sectors by creating high-quality pro bono engagements that provide specialized business expertise to Ashoka’s leading social entrepreneurs, while enabling executives to gain unique perspective on the fields and communities in which...