ANIKA HORN

B Keeper at Impact Makers, Co-Founder at Co.Starters and Unreasonable Lab VA, THRIVE Lead Mentor, Startup Champion

From ideation to established companies Anika Horn supports purpose-driven founders and their teams in successfully establishing, managing and growing socially responsible companies. Through her work with Thrive (a local mentoring program), Unreasonable Lab VA (Virginia’s first mini-accelerator for social entrepreneurs), the pre-accelerator at Virginia Commonwealth University, CO.STARTERS VA (a pre-accelerator for socially responsible business) and Lighthouse Labs (a nonprofit accelerator for high-growth companies) Anika helps local founders validate their business models through one-on-one mentoring and acceleration programs. As B Keeper for local IT consultancy Impact Makers Anika helps build and grow the community of Certified B Corps and Benefit Corporations through networking, speaking engagements and presentations, events, online communication and thought leadership. Anika also heads Communications and Outreach for the Startup Champions Network representing the Virginia startup ecosystem.

Before moving to Richmond, Anika worked in the nonprofit sector, consulting, international development, higher education, and startup acceleration in Germany, France, and Australia. Anika’s research on international social enterprise support can be found on http://www.socialventurers.com