Why AIM?

Access to capital has the power to turn entrepreneurial aspirations into market-ready realities  .

AIM empowers social entrepreneurs and impact investors to serve this end through joining forces in tackling some of the most pressing global inequities, while growing businesses and generating sizable returns.

If it sounds like a win-win proposition, it should; this is what we aim to do as an organization, and we do it well — and we do so by making it our mission to help our members do good.

Maximum Vetting

AIM leverages a streamlined, web-based investment platform and a deep pool of global market knowledge to create the conditions for the optimal growth of seed-stage startups and investment portfolios alike. Our field teams intensively vet entrepreneurs and their business plans, only ushering them into the matrix once we’re satisfied their ideas are sustainable, scalable, and impactful.

We also collaborate with public and private stakeholders stakeholders, to provide educational workshops for entrepreneurs, where they learn how to develop and pitch innovative, growth-oriented enterprise ideas aimed at benefitting the wider regional economy, and through our online portal we facilitate funder-founder mentorships, making it easy for AIM members to engage with one another for mutually beneficial gain.

Maximum Returns

AIM strategically connects entrepreneurial game-changers with game-changing angel investors committed to their success. Simply put, our proprietary approach to fostering startup communities and social-impact investment partnerships works — as evidenced by program-wide returns of a percentage unseen outside of the developing world.

Most seed-stage ventures considered by our members operate with little domestic or regional competition, and their margins typically exceed 50 percent. Ample opportunities exist for investing in businesses that take advantage of clear gaps in the market, are scalable, and that solve real world problems.

 

 

Maximum Impact

At its core, our mission is to combat poverty and foment sustainable economic growth in resource-constrained communities around the globe. Supporting entrepreneurial endeavors in these marginalized regions leads to simple but intelligent technology or agricultural solutions with the capacity to sustainably improve lives.

By increasing the flow of capital into developing countries, we catalyze a multiplier effect that begins with cultivating growth of small and mid-size businesses — the lifeblood of any thriving economy. That impact ripples outward, creating jobs, raising income levels and, ultimately, improving the quality of life throughout the entire region.