SOW Asia is part of a pioneering movement making reasoned long-term investments in social businesses to effect positive social change.
What do we do?
SOW Asia supports for-profit social businesses (with a prototype and limited market trials) that create positive impact on a self-sustaining basis. We use processes that are similar to venture capital funds, but our aim is to achieve a high rate of social / environmental return. We are primarily focused on companies incorporated in Hong Kong with a marketable product/service that has at least been pilot tested.
Besides investment, we accelerate start-ups with an intent to make a social and/or environmental impact through a sustainable and scalable business model via SOW Asia's accelerator program, i2i (incubation to investment).
How i2i works?
i2i ("Incubation to Investment") accelerator program aims to enable and empower social businesses (with a prototype and limited market trials), to be ready for investment. It is designed to help businesses clarify their social impact, improve their business models and refine their pitches for investment.
During our program, social entrepreneurs assess their companies and execute the necessary changes to improve their business models and scale up. Social entrepreneurs also showcase their improved businesses to an audience of investors at the investors' pitch night.
Check out the theme of our latest i2i cohort on our website "www.sowasia.org/"