Empowering entrepreneurs and ecosystems globally
At S4S we work across the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs, trainers, policy makers, Universities, accelerators, incubators and investors.
Some facts about us
Years of Experience
Implemented in seed capital
Colleges and Universities
S4S is a US, UK and Colombia-based social purpose business and B Corporation whose mission is to use entrepreneurship to help economies grow. We equip local entrepreneurs from all social strata and all parts of the world to develop high growth businesses that create jobs, innovations, new industries, and regional and international trade that leads to economic advances and poverty reduction.
We create local capacity to grow the reservoir of indigenous entrepreneurs by educating educators and equipping local institutions to manage and deliver training at national scale. We advise governments how to build policy regimes and a business environment that maximizes the contribution of entrepreneurial enterprises to sustainable economic growth.
S4S was founded in 2008 and developed by successful entrepreneurs with decades of experience investing in, launching and growing new businesses in rich and poor countries. We’ve translated that experience into business development insights, market entry strategies and problem-solving tools entrepreneurs can easily grasp and employ.
We have developed effective training methods and innovative policies that educators, policymakers, and stakeholders can deploy to foster entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
The quality of our curricula and training methods, our delivery model and our successful outcomes across multiple programs has led S4S to be commissioned to train over 40,000 entrepreneurs from Europe, Latin America and Africa. In the process, we directly advanced the commercial success of many of our entrepreneurs and pioneered an innovative format for effectively channeling seed capital to the most promising startups. The proven value of S4S training programs and approach led the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to commission S4S in 2014 to develop curricula for and oversee the training of the 1000s of entrepreneurs it supports annually.
ENTREPRENEURS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMME ATTENDEE, 2011
"Presentations were excellent and by far some of the best I’ve seen. Actually thought it was not going to be relevant to me, but I found it fascinating… It certainly whets the appetite for more."
PETER AND JACQUI STEVENS, BATH TIGHT
"We feel more confident and more assured in what we’re doing… This course is what really has made it possible. Fantastic. Can’t recommend it highly enough."
GARY FOSSEY, SHAMROCK DRIVING SCHOOL
"This course was an eye opener in terms of selling online and SEO... I seriously believe that I would not have had the success I have had to date with this product without having attended the course. Thank you!"
Email & Phone:
Colombia: : +57 314 792 4027
USA: +1 (240) 237-7541