So you want to be a changemaker? We believe in you! And we are here to help you achieve your vision and take on the biggest challenges of Cambodia.
We work with aspiring entrepreneurs through our carefully designed entrepreneurship programs, so stick around to learn more…
We run entrepreneurship programs for Cambodian innovators who want to create a positive impact. We run a range of pre-incubation, incubation, and acceleration programs for aspiring and current entrepreneurs and innovators, providing them with access to a large pool of diverse and expert mentors, an inspiring innovation space, masterclasses, one-to-one coaching, and access to Impact Hub's community and network.
We have a strong, diverse and exhaustive local network, spanning from private sector to government ministries, to NGOs and startups. Our strength lies in our ability to connect startups to the best experts, mentors, peers, and companies in their field. We also boast strong regional connections with Facebook, Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn, and more. We are connected to an international community of Impact Hubs and international organisations such as MIT, DFAT, UNDP, Reuters and more. All our entrepreneurs benefit from this extensive network. Our Hub Entrepreneurs Club provides ongoing support for our alumni and any innovator who wants to be part of a thriving startup community, by offering masterclasses with experts, mentors and coaches, access to our innovation space, entrepreneur meet ups, and connections with our network, all for free. Check it out below!
-----In 2017, we ran 8 entrepreneurship programs, supported 102 startup teams run by 312 participants and raised over $100k directly for startups in need of funding. Around 45-50% of the startups we supported are still active today, and our Hub Entrepreneurs Club, which we started in 2017 currently has 40% female entrepreneurs and over 110 active innovators onboard. We ran over 80 events in 2017, which reached over 3,000 people in Phnom Penh alone. Impact Hub Phnom Penh is a Centre of Excellence for Asia, and we are considered one of the most active Impact Hubs in the region.
SmartSpark is an exciting new program brought to you by Smart Axiata and Impact Hub Phnom Penh. It is an intensive 10-week incubation to support young people with innovative ideas tackling social and environmental issues in Cambodia. The aim is to help you turn creative ideas into viable businesses and solutions! Each of the 9 SmartSpark cohorts will focus on a different set of SDGs.Find out more
This program is designed to build knowledge, capacity and connections for Cambodian entrepreneurs to foster collaborations with government. Ten startups will be selected to join this one off workshop facilitated by the ASEAN Centre for Entrepreneurship, as well as receive follow up support from Impact Hub Phnom Penh.Find out more
DakDam Incubator is a 7-month Agriculture Incubation Program designed for entrepreneurs with an environmentally friendly prototype or business that has the potential to impact the agricultural sector across Cambodia. The program will support you to develop a viable, responsible business model to get your product or service to the market.Find out more
Accelerate2030 is a program co-initiated by Impact Hub Geneva and the UNDP, with a mission to scale internationally the impact of entrepreneurs working towards achieving positive social and environmental change contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Cambodia is one of the 16 counties as part of the program applications. Grab the chance and scale up your business! Applications now open until 30th April.Find out more
Hub Entrepreneur Club provides ongoing support for entrepreneurs who have been through Impact Hub’s other programs. It acts as a space for entrepreneurs to share their challenges, support each other as they arrive at different stages in their journeys, and get all the tools and resources they need from us to create their impact.Find out more
Enhance collaboration, innovative ideas and performance with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. With the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) approach you will ensure “lean forward meetings”, meaning more team participation and engagement, greater insights, more knowledge sharing and, ultimately, greater commitment and faster implementation.Find out more
Toyota Impact Challenge is a dedicated entrepreneurship program designed for young future leaders with the aim to spark, identify and select innovative ideas with the potential to grow in sustainable ventures. The Toyota Impact Challenge calls for applications in 4 main areas: smarter cities, the future of transport, road safety, and environmental protection. The challenge is open to all young Cambodians aged 18-30, individuals or teams. The application is opening on April 9. Stay updated with us!Find out more
LEAD is the essential programme designed for entrepreneurs to scale up their business to the next level. The programme gives the opportunity to challenge entrepreneur obstacles into opportunities and novel solutions. It structured in peers learning, collaboration and support each other to navigate resources.
DakDam Labs is a unique, 3-month program for aspiring inventor-entrepreneurs (like you!). We’ll provide everything you need to become an ‘impact inventor’. By the end of the program, participants will have built an innovative product for the agriculture sector that you can turn into a viable business. The program includes workshops, a group field trip, peer-to-peer coaching and a demo day and we will provide all facilities, tools, materials and mentors.Find out more
Youth Eco Labs is a 3-month innovation program for Cambodian youth, which aims to
promote active youth engagement and empowerment in environmental protection issues by
providing youth participants with technical tools and soft skills through which to develop
innovation solutions for tangible impact on their environment and communicating these
positive examples to the wider youth community.
Impact Hub Phnom Penh’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fellowship Program with UNDP Cambodia is designed to give the supports for business innovations that have a positive impact on Cambodia by working towards one or more of the UN’s SDGs through a sustainable business model. After the pitch to a panel of expert judges, 5 teams will be selected to 6 months program that provides a free access to inspiring co-working space, mentoring to develop businesses or projects, Impact Hub’s local and global network, and UNDP Cambodia’s connections with relevant stakeholders in target SDGs.Find out more
TEKHUB is a programme dedicated to innovative leaders harnessing the power of technology to achieve positive impact. Working in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, TEKHUB provides business coaching, events and a workspace where entrepreneurs and innovators can grow their ideas through hands on prototyping and testing.Find out more
This Cambodia Business Model Validation Lab is a 5-day accelerator for early/idea-stage, Cambodia-based entrepreneurs that are tackling social and environmental problems. It is designed to help these entrepreneurs rapidly identify and validate the foundational assumptions of their business.Find out more
A 5 day workshop for Cambodian University Professors to become a social entrepreneurship trainers. In collaboration with Friends International, the Do School offers a unique opportunity for professors and academics to learn and share the techniques and concepts of social entrepreneurship.Find out more
Cellcard ChangeMakers is a collaborative project between Cellcard and Impact Hub Phnom Penh to build awareness around the benefits of social entrepreneurship and leadership. It aims to instill confidence in youth from 8 universities around Phnom Penh so that they can be the change they wish to see in Cambodia’s future.Find out more