We find, support and convene the Nordic’s leading Change-makers. They are innovators who tackle pressing societal problems. They feel empowered to lead a change for the common good. They are Changemakers.
We empower youth to self-identify as Changemakers and practice Change-making. We do this because we need new generations in charge of leading a world where Everyone is a Changemaker.
We unlock the potential of intrapreneurs in business, academia and policymaking to act as Changemakers. We build a community of allies to achieve greater impact and unleash Changemaker potential in everyone.
We form and cultivate trigger communities - ecosystems - in which our Fellows, Young Changemakers and partners work together to shift mindsets and fix problems through systems changing solutions.
Based on our groundbreaking work with our community we learn key insights into how to improve broken systems. Together, we share these insights to create change, and to create a world of Changemaking.
Bill Drayton founded Ashoka in 1980, launching the field of social entrepreneurship. Today, we have 3500+ Fellows in 90+ countries. Ashoka activates multi-sector partners who increasingly look to entrepreneurial skills to solve social issues.
Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, providing start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world.
2009 | First Ashoka Fellow in Scandinavia is elected
2011 | We open an office in Stockholm, creating
2014 | Ashoka opens an office in Oslo
2015 | Expansion to Denmark, launching Changemaker Schools
2019 | We open an office in Finland, becoming Ashoka Nordic