E4Impact Foundation was launched in 2015 by Securfin, Mapei, Salini-Impregilo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the Association Always Africa to enhance the sustainable development of fast growing economies by favoring the formation of impact entrepreneurs and the growth of their businesses.

The Foundation inherited the mission pursued since 2010 by ALTIS – Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, of which it is a spin-off.

To achieve its goal the Foundation, in collaboration with ALTIS - Università Cattolica and a local university from the host country, offers the Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship. The MBA is a unique executive program that guides active and aspiring entrepreneurs to start or scale their business, giving them simultaneously an academic and business acceleration experience.

In the program participants:

•    Transform a business idea into a concrete, bankable business plan;
•    Develop the business skills necessary to guide a new venture or scale an existing business;
•    Encounter an international network of potential partners and investors.

The MBA started in Kenya (Nairobi) in 2010 Since then E4Impact ha counted almost 400 entrepreneurs among the ones under training and those already trained.

MBA of the E4impact project already in place:


The leading Pan-African University Alliance to train and coach a new generation of impact entrepreneurs.


Offer the MBA in at least 15 African countries by 2020, bringing a greater impact on the continent: over 3,000 entrepreneurs trained, 500 new enterprises and thousands of new jobs in the formal economy.


  • Train a new generation of entrepreneurs capable of combining economic success with social impact;
  • Support the formation within local universities of faculty and staff capable of teaching, managing and delivering a unique, results oriented entrepreneurship program;
  • To foster an international alliance of mission driven universities, incubators, accelerators, and investment funds.

The Foundation also supports the expansion of African and International SMEs in the Sub-Saharan area through the program First-Step Africa. By matching them with reliable local entrepreneurs, E4Impact offers small businesses a low cost, low risk opportunity to enter the African countries where the MBA is offered.

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