About Us

About Us

Our Vision: We envision a thriving global community of mentors and leaders working together to create sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Our Mission: To clear the path for world changing ideas by providing social entrepreneurs mentorship, education & community.


Jolkona is a nonprofit that brings high potential social entrepreneurs from emerging countries to Seattle for an intensive 3-week mentor-driven accelerator. These entrepreneurs are solving some of the most challenging societal issues in their communities. Our mentors include some of Seattle’s best startup talent who prepare these founders to scale and engage with investors at home & abroad.

Seattle is one of the most vibrant and welcoming startup hubs in the U.S. and has a rich history of innovation and invention. Jolkona seeks to position Seattle as a city that fosters the global entrepreneurial spirit. We’re building a network of mentors, business leaders and thought leaders who are creating and energizing communities of change makers around the world!