Mission & Vision


The leading Pan-African University Alliance for training and coaching a new generation of impact entrepreneurs.


To offer the MBA in at least 15 African countries by 2020, leading to an ever-greater impact on the continent: a goal of over 3,000 entrepreneurs trained, 1,000 new enterprises and thousands of new jobs in the formal economy.


  • Train a new generation of entrepreneurs capable of combining economic success with positive social impact;
  • Support the formation within local universities of faculty and staff capable of teaching, managing and delivering a unique, results-oriented entrepreneurship program;
  • Facilitate the international development of European and African companies attentive to social and environmental impact


The E4impact Foundation is an initiative of Securfin, Mapei, Salini-Impregilo, Bracco, ENIUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the Association Always Africa that aims at enhancing the sustainable development of fast growing African economies by favoring the formation of impact entrepreneurs and the growth of their businesses.

The work of the Foundation contributes to the pursuit of many of the Social Development Goals 2030 set by the United Nations, including those related to quality education, decent work, economic growth and poverty and hunger reduction.

The Foundation inherited the mission pursued since 2010 by ALTIS – Graduate School 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 Università Cattolica and a local university from the host country, offers the Global MBA in Impact EntrepreneurshipThe MBA is a unique executive program that guides active and aspiring entrepreneurs to start or scale their businesses, providing them simultaneously with an academic and business acceleration experience.

The first MBA started in Kenya in 2010. Since then E4Impact has expanded to Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Ivory Coast and Senegal with almost 200 entrepreneurs under training and 375 already trained. In 2017 the program will also reach Ethiopia and Rwanda.

The Foundation also supports the expansion of African and International SMEs in the Sub-Saharan area. 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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