The 17Global Approach

17Global Approach

17Global supports and invests in growth-oriented startups and ideas that advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We broker relationships with a curated stable of preferred enterprise accelerators, and works with corporations, private investors, and other entities.

17Global Advantage

17Global is distinguished by:
• Close ties to the development, research/academic, and innovation/tech communities which, brought together, identify market opportunities within the most intractable SDG problem areas
• Relationships with like-minded start-up accelerators with exceptional track-records
• A vigilant pursuit of ventures that present viable market prospects and contribute meaningfully to the UN SDG targets

 The 17Global Opportunity

The 17Global Opportunity

In 2015, the international community adopted an agenda to address some of the world's biggest challenges by the year 2030. The resulting 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end extreme poverty and eliminate hunger; stabilize the climate and protect the environment; promote peace and justice; and set humanity and the planet on the path to a more sustainable future.

17Global believes that these massive goals will only be achieved with substantial, coordinated contributions from private sector markets. By building inclusive economies, tapping new sources of creativity and invention, and incentivizing investment, markets can help lay the foundation for durable societal and environmental change.

17Global leverages research, expertise, and analysis to identify market opportunities, and foster private sector innovation and investment toward achieving the UN SDGs. Going well beyond traditional impact investing, 17Global brokers partnerships to launch and sustain new ventures in the complex and changing landscape of 21st century economies.

The 17Global Team

Rob Schuham
Rob Schuham
Co-Founder
Jason Neff
Jason Neff
Co-Founder
Alex Bogusky
Alex Bogusky
Co-Founder
Diana Walker
Diana Walker
Director of Partnerships
Toby Krout
Toby Krout
Advisor
Erin Stadler
Erin Stadler
Advisor
Asha Curran
Asha Curran
Advisor
Michael Williams
Michael Williams
Advisor
Vanessa Mazal
Vanessa Mazal
Advisor

enterprise

noun \ en·ter·prise \ˈen-tə(r)-ˌprīz\

: readiness to engage in daring or

difficult action