• Who we are

  • What we do

  • A historic moment

  • Technology for the good of all

  • Design for impact at scale

  • Design for an Everyone a Changemaker world

  • Changemaking Network Effects

  • ASPIRe research and methodology are featured in Stanford...


ASPIRe is a global initiative from Ashoka exploring innovative ways in which social entrepreneurs (SE) can make systemic impact using platform thinking supported by technology.


Our pillars

Co-creating an Everyone a Changemaker world

ASPIRe helps Social Entrepreneurs tap into communities´ collective agency, unleashing their power to contribute to solutions by leveraging technology strategically.

Supporting restless leaders

We accompany selected social entrepreneurs and their mission teams through a transformative process of building a bold system change vision and getting it off the ground.   

Harnessing the potential of eco-systems

We challenge social entrepreneurs to see themselves not as solution providers but as orchestrators of the eco-systems that allow many changemakers to emerge and thrive.   

Developing a supporting network

We are activating and engaging a network of leaders from Business, Technology, Philanthropy, Academia and Social Sector who are committed to creating positive change at scale. 

Leveraging Platforms
for the Good of All

We conducted research on 14 cutting edge platforms for the good of all led by Ashoka Fellows around the world in key sectors, such as education, health and finance. After a thorough research of their models and a series of in-depth interviews with these Fellows, the paper "Leveraging platforms for the good of all" unveils learnings and patterns that are summarized in nine key design principles that define how platforms for good behave.

It is important to keep in mind that a platform is an entire approach and isn´t just a mobile app or a website; it is a holistic model that creates impact by facilitating exchanges of value between two or more interdependent groups, usually consumers and producer.


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