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1600+ Academy alumni

193 countries

50M lives impacted

600K online learners

At Acumen Academy, entrepreneurs learn the hard skills required to build scalable solutions to poverty and hone the harder skills of moral leadership to reimagine and build a better world.

Our programs


Our transformative, cohort-based leadership programs are for entrepreneurs who want to solve and scale solutions to poverty.

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The Foundry

Our global community of more than 1,600 alumni are building businesses and organizations that redefine the future of food, education, healthcare, workforce development, and more.


Academy alumni

Online courses

Our courses are for anyone, anywhere seeking to create positive impact in their communities. Learn about storytelling for change, explore systems practice, or dive into human-centered design. More than half a million people have taken a course. Find yours.

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Acumen is that safe and brave space where you get molded into becoming the best version of you, leading with courage for impact greater than your wildest imagination.”

Caren Wakoli,

East Africa Fellow, Founder of Emerging Leaders Foundation Africa

Meet our Partners

We believe it takes all of us to change the world. Thank you to the partners who contribute their time, expertise, and capital. Meet the forward thinkers who are making an impact with us.