Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide. The network provides start-up financing, professional support services and connections across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to world change.
Accenture Strategy collaborated with Ashoka to develop a new model for professional development, supporting Ashoka’s mission to help social innovators get established, grow their ideas and collaborate more effectively.
Ashoka became the chosen non-profit to participate in the 2014 Accenture Innovation Challenge, in which hundreds of undergraduate and advanced-degree students compete to develop solutions for challenges faced by non-profit organizations.
The winning solution was called “weLearn”—developed by Georgetown University students—which was a blended learning model combining curated massive open online courses (MOOCs) with virtual facilitated discussions among participants.