Every day, new ideas and innovations are being created to find business solutions to society’s biggest challenges. Most of these new ventures take the form of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). While SMEs might be individually small, collectively they represent more than 95% of the world’s businesses, and have a huge untapped potential to create positive impact on society and the environment.
Impact products, services and technologies should speak for themselves. Increased investment in these ventures would do two things: 1) provide jobs and economic growth, and 2) begin to transform society and the economy to be truly sustainable.
Why isn’t this happening on its own you ask? There is a disconnect between small businesses and the resources they need. Entrepreneurs find it difficult to connect with investors who would be interested in their work, and present themselves in a compelling way. At the same time. Investors struggle to find high-quality ventures with attractive returns, impact, and data that they can compare.
The Ground_Up Project platform brings the information and the people together with powerful analytical tools to make discovery easy and power impact.
We are here so that resources and capital can find their way to businesses that positively impact our world, creating economic growth that is good for people and the planet.
We have already started. Will you join us?