Social Enterprise Could Be The UAE’s Next Big Venture

Article published in Forbes

Over the last few years, impact-driven enterprises are gaining traction in the UAE, where there is an appetite for start-up businesses and a focus on innovation. But greater support from the government and investors is needed to boost the work of entrepreneurs using business for social good, says experts.

While progress overcoming those obstacles is healthy and growing among…

C3 chosen to be part of YOUTH SME NETWORK launched by the Emirates Foundation

 

We are very excited to have been chosen to be part of the Youth SME Network recently launched by Emirates Foundation. As described in the article below, the Youth SME Network was announced during a great event organized by Emirates Foundation and was created to coordinate all efforts done by multiple stakeholders to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurs and…

Our 2015 Annual Report is out!

 

In 2015 the C3 team has worked extensively on perfecting the C3 Accelerator Program, expanding to other geographies, launching new online platforms, and developing a governance structure that protects our social mission in the long term. Looking forward to many more achievements in 2016!

To know more details, please check our Annual Report HERE and please send us your comments and ideas!…

Piecing together the social enterprise ecosystem in MENA

Article published in Wamda

Sourcing a definition for social enterprise could prove as puzzling a task as the term itself.

It’s a for-profit business with a non-profit mission; a sustainable business model not relying on charity to make a positive difference; a business that puts a social mission at the center of its strategy – it all finds a spot in the broader definition…

Nafham from Egypt wins 2015 WISE Award

Egypt-based C3 social enterprise Nafham won the prestigious WISE award: World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is an international, multi-sectoral and action-oriented platform for innovation in education that connects innovators, nurtures new ideas, and recognizes and supports successful initiatives that are helping revitalize education.

Nafham is a crowdsourced online platform providing K-12 educational content in Arabic, organized by syllabus and educational level. It is intended to…