E4impact Foundation

Entrepreneurship for impact.

CLUSTER: International cooperation projects

START DATE: January 2010





Tel. 02 7234 8373

Africa, coaching, developement, entrepreneurship, start-up, sustainability

whereVia San Vittore, 18 20123 Milano


ALTIS – Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. With the support of Securfin, Mapei, Salini-Impregilo, Bracco, eni and the Association Always Africa.

Active and aspiring entrepreneurs in the countries of intervention.


The tools to transform their business idea into a concrete, bankable business plan, development of their business skills, and access to an international network of potential partners and investors.

The heart of E4impact is the Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship, a 12-18 month program offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan in partnership with local universities. It confers a dual degree from Università Cattolica and from the local university. Participants are supported by a Business Coach that assists them in drafting their business plan and establishing an industry network. They are given multiple occasions to pitch their project to investors and the financial community.
This new generation of entrepreneurs is then capable of combining economic success with positive social impact and facilitate the international development of European and African companies.

why it is

E4Impact is the leading University Alliance for training a new generation of impact entrepreneurs. The Foundation also supports the expansion of African and International SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in the Sub-Saharan area, the work of the Foundation contributes to the accomplishment of many of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Goals, including access to quality education, decent work, economic growth and poverty and hunger reduction.

This program has trained 544 E4Impact entrepreneurs, 33% of them are women entrepreneurs. Together they have create 3500 Jobs in the value chain. 73% of their Alumni have started a business and 180.000 lives and counting have benefitted from the businesses created.