Beanstalk Beta

When I started the list of social enterprises and start-ups on my blog, I was trying to answer my need for a directory of sorts – kind of like, classified ads. Apparently, I wasn’t the only taking the initiative πŸ™‚

Last week I met up with Adriann Caldozo of Beanstalk. One of the first of its kind, Beanstalk is an online marketplace for local social enterprises. Much needed and very cool, right?

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Started just last year by a group of Ateneans as a project for school, Beanstalk now caters to 7 brands: Leyende, Karaw Artventures, Habi, EchoStore, Artwine, Denim Dimensione, and Konseptong Pinoy πŸ™‚

The simple idea: they wanted to provide a space for social enterprises, that would be both a means for them to spread their products out to the world andΒ a community.

They’re out to serve the people who are trying to make a living out of helping.

Vision: Beanstalk is a companion of Social Enterprises in reaching their full potential leading to a sustainable livelihood for the poor and the marginalized.

Mission: Beanstalk is an online marketplace where the socially responsible consumer and social enterprises can interact.

The people of Beanstalk are young – in this case, that’s more of a positive than a negative. They’re driven, they’re passionate, and they’re looking for you.

Yup, Beanstalk is looking for partners! If you want to be one of their social enterprise partners, contact them at beanstalkphilippines@gmail.com, or at 0920-676-3839.

It’s a good opportunity, I should think πŸ™‚ The site is in its infancy and there’s much to be worked on, but the seed of the beanstalk is there, so to speak. (Corny, but I couldn’t help myself. Haha.)

Can’t wait to write about the brands they carry!

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