Thank You for Your Incredible Support!

It has been an exciting year at Acumen and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. This year, hundreds of you have donated online, thousands of you have joined our community, and together we have impacted 115 million lives. This holiday season, we hope you will continue your generous support by making a donation to […]

Acumen for Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition 2013

Send us your Statement of Interest by 23 October 2013 to stake your spot in the competition! For submission guidelines and to access the form, click  here Got questions? Email us at with “ASE 2013” in the subject line.   Innovate away and good luck!    

100 Million Lives and We’re Just Getting Started

The holidays are officially here! During this time of reflection and gratitude we wanted to share some exciting news and thank you for everything you’ve done to support Acumen. Whether you’ve donated, attended an event, shared a video, or retweeted us – thank you! The holiday season reminds us that sometimes what the world needs most is something to believe in – a sense of hope and a promise of possibility for the future. And that’s what you, as a member of the Acumen community, have given us.

Energy and Education in the UAE by Mary Ames

DUBAI+acumen returns to Shelter tonight for its first panel discussion event of 2012. The topic this evening will be “Energy and Social Entrepreneurship.” Energy innovators from Masdar Institute to Cummings Middle East will examine the energy problems facing the region and look at how social enterprises might lend a solution.

Generosity Day 2012 @ MAKE Business Hub

DUBAI+acumen celebrate geneorsity day on 14 Feb 2012 @ MAKE business hub  

Generosity Day

DUBAI+acumen and other +acumen chapters around the world are celebrating Generosity Day on February 14. Generosity, balanced with accountability, is one of the core values of Acumen Fund, and deepening our own practice of generosity is something we are all enthusiastic about. Our goal is to make the day about love, action and human connection – because we can do better than smarmy greeting cards, overpriced roses, and stressed-out couples trying to create romantic meals on the fly.

Business Acumen 4 Good Competition

On March 3rd, 22 teams pitched their ideas for social enterprises after attending the Business Acumen 4 Good workshops at Shelter Dubai. Congratulations to the winning teams, Back to Basics by Tracy Fountain and Buksha Social Enterprise by Nojoud Al Bastaki and Muna Harib.

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