Building ecosystems for social change

Anika Horn

Grab my starter kit for ecosystem builders!

I help entrepreneurship practitioners become holistic ecosystem builders.

A rising tide lifts all boats. We can only drive meaningful, lasting change if we take a systems approach and facilitate the flow of information and resources within these systems.

At Social Venturers, you’ll find the insights, resources and a global network of peers to build your mindset and skills as an effective ecosystem builder (professional excellence) without losing sight of yourself (personal mastery).

This is a martyr-free zone. 

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My latest insights & conversations

S01E06 – How to Approach Economic Development Through an Ecosystem Mindset with Christina Oldfather

Christina Oldfather is a seasoned ecosystem builder and economic developer. We talk about the shared objectives and differences between economic development and ecosystem building as approaches to fostering entrepreneurship. And Christina spills the beans on how her ecosystem convenes and how they support founders post-acceleration.

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S01E05 – How to Manage Copycats and Grow Ecosystems Together with Darlisa Diltz

Darlisa shares what happens when the work you’ve been doing for years suddenly becomes all the rage, but powerful players don’t take the time to truly understand their communities’ needs, about bad actors in the ecosystem who outright copied her programs. And what advice Darlisa has about nurturing community and becoming a truly inclusive ecosystem builder.

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S01E04 – How to build an island-wide ecosystem with Denisse Rodríguez

Today, we’re headed to Puerto Rico to talk with Denisse Rodríguez. Denisse left her high-flying career on Wall Street to return to her home country where she’s now dedicated to making entrepreneurship more accessible for founders all across the island.

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Work with me

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Learn practical skills for impact practitioners in a small group setting. Sessions take 1.5 - 2.5 hours and are limited to 9 participants.

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Keystone Program

A 10-week training program for emerging and experienced ecosystem builders for social change.

What People Say About Me

Anika asks hard questions, you have to search for your answer, build a plan, put it into action and evaluate, all the while she is there to guide you. She puts emphasis on what is right for you. She believes in you, she is a champion for "the good" you are trying to achieve and she is there when you need her. 

Rupa Singh

Social entrepreneur