We are not a charity.
WE ARE A CATALYST FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION.
Many charities focus on providing development support and relief to disadvantaged communities. While relief is often welcome, it is usually only a short-term solution at best.
Many businesses provide only jobs. While jobs are desperately needed, disadvantaged communities are often too broken to support sustainable business and founders and investors are often too focused on return.
JoyCorps is a part of a growing movement where entrepreneurs and nonprofits leverage each other’s strengths to transform communities holistically and sustainably.
The creation of sustainable employment opportunities is the best way to fight poverty effectively in the developing world, yet it is extremely challenging for businesses operating in such environments to succeed. We partner with missional entrepreneurs who have chosen to work in these places, and we equip them with resources to empower their businesses to succeed and their communities to thrive.
WE BELIEVE BUSINESS SHOULD BE AT THE CENTER OF COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION.
As founders with 15+ years of experience with startups in Asia, we have learned much about the need for sustainable job creation in marginalized, at-risk communities. We are part of a growing movement of redemptive entrepreneurs, building ventures in response to the creative impulse that we were born with. We take seriously and humbly our own brokenness and that of the world around us. Our end game is for our ventures to be agents of redemption in the world.
When something is "redemptive," it willingly makes payment or sacrifice in order to restore something else to its proper place. Redemptive founders are those who surrender their personal and organizational power for the sake of others.
THE FUTURE OF CULTURE LARGELY DEPENDS ON THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS.
We live in an unprecedented moment in history where entrepreneurs have outsized influence on our world—not only on the products and services we use, but also the causes we support, the role models we admire, and ultimately how we define the “good life.” As Jack Dorsey recently declared on the cover of Forbes, “The most efficient means to spread an idea today is corporate structure.”
That's why we believe the best way to shape culture and fight poverty is to equip, resource, train and empower entrepreneurs in marginalized communities to operate their businesses with a redemptive lens. Redemptive businesses can change communities economically, socially, and physically.