Beeta Ansari

Beeta is Ashoka U’s Exchange Director, the world’s largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education.

Just Announced: Mission Markets and Ashoka U announce new partnership!

The partnership between Ashoka U and Mission Markets is a natural one: Ashoka U aims to catalyze universities to create more social entrepreneurs and changemakers, Mission Markets helps these social entrepreneurs scale their ventures by offering a platform to connect changemakers and investors with these innovative organizations, in addition to offering market transparency, efficiency and impact measurement.

While at university more and more students are given the opportunity to become actively involved in their local community, and often, with the support and encouragement of faculty, students are able to leverage experience into launching a social venture that address the needs of their community.

As these young entrepreneurs begin to graduate and these social enterprises gain prominence and legitimacy, financial services and instruments are being forced to catch up. Impact Investing is a field that can have a direct benefit for many social ventures because it values deliberate social and/or environmental returns in addition to purely financial returns. Mission Markets believes in visionary social enterprises and as a result is working with a growing number of innovative organizations to assist them in leveraging financial instruments for social benefit.

Mission Markets has become the world’s first comprehensive marketplace that services buyers, sellers and other stakeholders within the impact and sustainability sector, and we believe their work is essential in helping social enterprises grow effectively and efficiently. For those studying social innovation, impact investing is also an important to topic to consider while training students in new market opportunities. It is for these reasons, and many more, that we are very excited to announce a new partnership between Ashoka U and Mission Markets! Please join us in welcoming Mission Markets to the Ashoka U community!