We train the next generation of changemakers


    "A journey of a thousand miles begins

    with a single step" (老子).


    We create the foundation of changemaker journeys with great experiences and networking opportunities.

    Find your path, Make an impact.

  • The Starter Institute



    We believe during that one life there are many opportunities to do excellent things. More now than ever, we are living in very challenging and disruptive times. Many people choose to complain, few chose to become the creators of change. We support the few. The ones that want to make history. We have the power to do great things for people and the planet. It's now time to use that power by coming together and be the change. This shall be the mission of our generation.

    Let us change history and let us start now.

    The Starter institute delivers tailored-made programs for emerging talents, students and corporates interested in social and environmental businesses. Our programs are composed of intensive workshops, training & speaking sessions and fun activities. We focus on Personal development, Venture development and Community development. We are here to support you in your journey for a better world.

  • What We Do

    Change yourself. Change the world.

    Personal Development

    Get inspired. Explore your dreams

    Learn about yourself by learning about our times most pressing issues and solutions. Think about what you care about, what impact you want to have with your life, and give a meaning to your career and life. Understand how to live a life in harmony with your passions and believes.

    Venture Development

    Learn. Work. Build

    Learn about the most disruptive social innovations, get inspired by top notch speakers, explore the impact ecosystem, its opportunities and obstacles. Use design thinking methods, business canvas and other entrepreneurial tools to generate ideas. Work as a team to build your own project from scratch.

    Community Development

    Connect. Share. Feel

    Meet like minded people from different backgrounds, connect with experienced entrepreneurs. Bound by creating something beautiful together and feel energized by your power of co-creation and change. Have fun learning about yourself, others and the world.

  • We design it for you!

    Our programs are designed in Shanghai for your organization, your objectives and our public


    Social entrepreneurship, sharing economy, sustainable arts, zero waste, and so on we offer various experiences related to many different topics!


    We organize our own events, but we also love co-creating events with other awesome organizations!


    From an introduction class to a semester project, we lead students through the magical world of impact and entrepreneurship.


    We share with them the resources and the will to enter a meaningful career and to become the leaders of tomorrow, fulfilled and sustainable.


    A unique opportunity for your employees to experience a new way of thinking and doing business.


    Get inspiration for a new project, get connected with social innovation and change, renew your practices, build a sustainable program or activity.

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    We aim to connect people with social impact initiatives, and to become the community for NGOs, social entrepreneurs and social dreamers. We want to be this first push in your journey for a better world and transform dreamers into doers. We are sharing social impact events, inspiring stories, job and volunteering opportunities.

  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.

    +86 18516700117