The Impact Shakers, who is the driving force behind the awards, tackles complex societal challenges through inclusive entrepreneurship and aims to expand opportunities and capacity further to grow.
Together with partners, they created the Impact Shakers Lab to create experimental entrepreneurship programmes.
Here they work with underserved communities and explore new educational methods to help more diverse audiences start using entrepreneurship as a problem-solving method.
They will be launching their own micro-investment fund and accelerator later in 2021.
“We believe in people — especially when they have succeeded against all odds.
If you can get through tough times, break through barriers, then you can also build a company.
Resilience and problem-solving capabilities are ideal breeding grounds for entrepreneurship.
We work to bring out the potential from all walks of life and to incorporate inclusion in every detail,” explains Braeckman.
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