The Entrepreneur's Pledge is a network of experienced, sustainable-thinking entrepreneurs who have founded well-known and successful companies such as Ableton, Amorelie, Helpling, i-Potentials, MyMuesli, Outfittery, Thermondo, or Trivago.
The aim of the organization is to build and support social businesses to solve the world’s challenges with entrepreneurial skills. Some members have already established their impact-driven companies such as Betterplace, CoffeeCircle, Enorm Magazin, Einhorn or TerraCycle.
At their most important event this year on 08-10 June, Entrepreneur's Pledge host workshops with social start-ups to help them scale and leave a greater impact on the world. The experienced entrepreneurs, some of whom have build billion dollar businesses, will work on the start-ups’ challenges and share their knowledge and network to help them succeed.
Waldemar Zeiler, founder of Einhorn, explains: „The social start-up landscape in Germany has great potential to change the world for the better. It is our duty as entrepreneurs to increase the chance of their success, so they can become better at solving the world’s most pressing problems. Bringing together experienced founders with social businesses is key to improving the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Germany.“
The food saving start-up Mealsaver is receiving the network’s support since the previous Summit. Founder Mai Goth Olesen and Business Development Manager Leo Sakaguchi recap their experience: „The Entrepreneur's Pledge Summit was an inspiring and helpful meeting for us. Sharing and discussing our pain points and finally getting highly valuable expertise from the crowd of experienced entrepreneurs replaced uncertainties and question marks in our workflow and helped to develop in the right way.“
Impact-driven start-ups can apply on the Entrepreneur's Pledge’s website until 31 May to attend the network’s upcoming event and receive the support from some of Germany’s most successful founders. The Summit is supported by Helga Breuninger Stiftung and BMW Foundation.