In 2014-2016 ACE had a quiet period and was focused on training social entrepreneurs through collaboration with a partner agency using a three month or six-week format. As of July 2017 they have trained over 90 entrepreneurs to make viable business plans to start small and medium sized social businesses. “ Meanwhile, ACE also continued to host annual business events in Washington drawing business leaders to partner together to fund and mentor new start ups.
Graduates from our training programs in the Global South soon had well-researched business plans but lacked access to venture capital to implement those plans and ACE added to its toolbox of resources, impact investing to further empower social entrepreneurs to create jobs and have a social, spiritual and economic impact. In 2017 we restructured and relaunched with a fresh passion and vision to see many businesses launched by 2025 and we welcome new partners to walk with us on this exciting journey of growth.