We are excited to announce that HxN has secured a place on the Dela Accelerator Program co-created by Ashoka Globalizer and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.
Together, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka work with social entrepreneurs and learn from their work and approaches while supporting them to achieve a bigger impact.
In Swedish 'Dela' means 'to share'. That’s exactly what the IKEA Social Entrepreneurship B.V. and Ashoka accelerator is all about.The accelerator program supports leading social entrepreneurs whose solutions redefine the underlying root cause of social problems.
We will be working with IKEA and ASHOKA experts to develop our strategy for systemic change, emphasizing the toolkit project, along with other initiatives.
HxN has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2008 and was one of 10 ASHOKA fellows worldwide who were selected.
Women's Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship (WISE)
HxN has been selected for a WISE Latin America mentorship program. WISE stands for Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Entrepreneurship. The program consists of monthly meetings with business development mentors who will guide us in the pivotal next step in scaling our organisation.
One of WISE Latin America’s key objectives is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among women and support high impact business initiatives. Their expertise will guide us as we develop an interactive platform to showcase our educational resources and capacity building tools. Moreover, they will help us amplify our impact on MSME suppliers, the majority of which are women, through capacity building, market access, and livelihood creation.
These are critical aspects since increased market access, in tandem with capacity building efforts, has been shown to alleviate poverty, strengthen livelihoods and generate enduring economic growth. In our globalized economy, competition is fiercer than ever, and MSMEs lack the political and financial support to integrate their value chains with global markets.
We believe technology implementation is crucial to facilitate equitable market access therefore, HxN is creating an open-access, digital marketplace to promote a more sustainable value chain and empower workers in the fashion industry.