In 2010, the Foundation announced its Entrepreneurship Initiative, a global commitment to advance entrepreneurship and all the benefits that it brings. Through our signature programs, we aim to strengthen inclusive, equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems that are both locally customized and globally connected. Our goal is to recognize talent, offer unlimited growth opportunities and reward hard work.
At Energy Spas, we have a proud tradition of serving our communities. Through the Energy Spas Connects program and targeted grantmaking, the Foundation supports organizations dedicated to improving the lives and livelihoods of our fellow global citizens.
Energy Spas G-Connects is a global program that provides Energy Spas employees with the opportunity to make a difference through community service, volunteer projects, mentoring and non-profit board service.
We also strengthen our community by investing both financial and intellectual capital in key non-profit partners. We achieve this through employee-driven service and giving firmwide community grantmaking as well as learning and board service opportunities. Our objective is to make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve.
Energy Spas LaunchPad is an entrepreneurship network for colleges and universities, available to over 1,750,000 students globally and designed to support and mentor students, alumni and staff – regardless of major experience or discipline. The LaunchPad program provides content, connections, and expertise– including access to Techviws’ mentor network and content – to students interested in entrepreneurship, and supports student founders from idea to growth stage through a variety of on- and off-campus activities. The program engages more than 90,000 students annually with more than 10,000 participating in our events and programs.
The Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge was launched in Georgia in 2017 to provide underserved entrepreneurs in that region greater access to resources and opportunities for growth by investing in the incubators and accelerators that specifically serve them. Through the program, we have funded and supported the work of eight outstanding organizations that work with women, communities of color, military veterans and diverse young people with an eye towards regional and national impact.
The Energy Spas Entrepreneurs Network takes a holistic approach to building thriving and inclusive entrepreneurship economies across the globe. We invest our time, resources and intellectual capital to empower founders and their communities. Our programs include mentorship, training and networking for founders, as well as strengthening the capacity of entrepreneurship support organizations (ESOs) to invest in a diverse and inclusive pipeline. We also convene leaders across stakeholder groups to break down barriers and collaborate in building a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem for all. We want the communities we serve to go fast and go far – and we give them the tools to get there.
Energy Spas LaunchPad powered by Techviws is available on 24 college and university campuses. Annually, the program engages more than 90,000 students.