"The world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible.
...our work is to foster critical connections.”

Margaret Wheatley

“An epicenter of social entrepreneurship.”


Our network is uniquely positioned as a community-powered accelerator, abundant in leadership expertise, creative approaches, and generous connections.

30,000 Summit community members
52 Countries
100+ Fellows
46% Women identified
88% C-level Founders
80+ Hours of annual programming to connect our community and support our fellows
14+ Years of community building experience

Summit Impact measures the value and
success of community and connection

Thanks to our partners at Sorenson Impact, we've developed an innovative approach to measuring how stewarding relationships and resources leads to significant outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the collective.

We measure program outputs and network-based outcomes using the following four categories:

Individual Growth
reported Increased confidence and purpose as leaders
Funding & Capital
million raised through the Summit Impact network
Engagement & Collaborations
experienced increased value of their network
Scale & New Business
reported an expansion of leadership opportunities and responsibilities

Success Stories


Every social entrepreneur’s journey with us is unique. We see a variety of positive outcomes for Summit Fellows across our program.


Peter Nyeko operates 100% renewable solar and biogas smart grids and Rahul Gayam makes 100% electric Tuk-Tuks. After meeting through Summit, Peter and Rahul are beginning a pilot of electric vehicles for E- Commerce and ambulance applications in Uganda, that will serve as a blueprint of what 100% emissions free energy and transport looks like in developing countries.


Founder of Africave, Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph connects Africa’s engineering talent with jobs around the world. With the help of his Summit Mentor, Kennedy was able to secure $200,000 in funding to scale Africave and expand their global reach.


Max Horowitz, Director at the Business Council for International Understanding, connected Summit Fellow Wawira Njiru, Founder of Food for Education, to the US Embassy, USAID, and a corporate sponsor opportunity. Wawira has plans to scale from 30,000 children a day to 1m children a day by 2025.


In less than a year, Lamar Shambley of TOCA and Aline Sara of Natakallam enrolled nearly 200 students from more than 20 states in programming where students studied Arabic, Spanish, or French, from refugee conversation partners throughout the world.


Fellows Raphael Fellmer, Hannah Olson, and Niko Alexandre all recently received Summit catalytic capital from Summit mentors for their seed and Series A rounds.


Meredith Spriggs of Caridad was introduced to Miguel Howe of Cicero Group, and together, they are working to get funding to have Cicero Group build a platform to track the health of homeless communities across the country.


Hannah Olson is the founder of Chronically Capable, a platform that connects chronically ill and disabled individuals to meaningful and flexible work opportunities. Her Summit Mentor connected her to the WhatsApp team, who is now an official employer on the platform.

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