The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

Entrepreneurship

Building Networks, Ensuring sustainability, Fostering innovation

With over two centuries of entrepreneurial experience, the Rothschild family has witnessed the socio-historical changes of modern times with great attention. Through its Foundations, the family has provided its financial and managerial expertise to committed entrepreneurs, providing particular support to those whose projects are likely to have strong environmental and social impact; initiatives which are instrumental to the current era wherein growth must be sustainably achieved in a way that is innovating and focusing on the human element.

"Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them"

Steve Jobs

Our mission

Convinced that the creation of value must finely articulate both the social and economic dimensions of today’s world, we are supporting daring initiatives which seek to support and strengthen high-potential entrepreneurial projects across the world. What do they all have in common? They each propose a business model supporting inclusive development and bring together economic performance, social impact and technological innovation.

Identify entrepreneurial potential and accelerate their growth

at different stages of their development, by providing them with training, mentoring, pro bono counsel, peer learning and access to a large network of established supportive investors

Promote and strengthen the social and environmental impact of businesses

by bringing on board experts in social innovation and impact measurement as well as CSR managers of large companies

Create an active community of change leaders

by creating a network of committed entrepreneurs; professionals from large, leading companies from different sectors; notable chairs; researchers and investors

5
programs currently active

350
direct beneficiaries

24
countries represented

50
partners

Programs

 
MOOCs Afrique
Developing the use of MOOCs in African universities to improve the professional integration of students—that’s the aim of the project rolled out by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne.
 
The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship
Creating an international network of leaders for social change: this is the challenge set by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations with its AdR Fellowship program.
 
CRECE
An entrepreneur support program for socially responsable Spanish growth, supported by UnLtd Spain and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.
 
Scale Up
Scale Up is a program offered by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and ESSEC. It offers support to high-impact social enterprises that are ready to scale up.
 
ARCHIMÉDIENS & ENTREPRENEURS (A&E)
Archimedeans & Entrepreneurs (A&E): A training program and platform for African entrepreneurs showing great potential—an ESPartners and Injaro Investments initiative