Mission & Vision


The leading University Alliance for training a new generation of impact entrepreneurs.


To offer 15 entrepreneurship programs in Africa by 2020, leading an ever-greater impact on the continent: a goal of over 2,000 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;
  • Partner with local universities to embed entrepreneurial education in African Management Curricula;
  • Facilitate the international development of European and African companies attentive to social and environmental impact


E4impact is an initiative launched in 2010 by ALTIS – Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, with the objective of training impact entrepreneurs in the developing world in order to support the start-up and growth of their businesses.

In 2015, E4Impact became a Foundation with the support of Securfin, Mapei, Salini-Impregilo, and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Always Africa Association. Later, Bracco, eni, Lisa Spa and Intesa Sanpaolo joined E4Impact as Corporate Participants and Marco Bartolomei and Michele Carpinelli as Individual Participants.

The work of the Foundation contributes to the accomplishment of many of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Goals, including access to quality education, decent work, economic growth and poverty and hunger reduction.

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 LeoneUgandaCôte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia and Sudan with over 700 entrepreneurs trained. In 2019 the program will also reach Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

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.

The Foundation is open to involve new Corporate and Individual Participants interested in taking an active role in perceiving the mission of the institution in the African scenario.

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