Marco Barbosa – CEO

eSolidar is a social impact startup, based in London and Braga, that aims to empower the community to boost charities awareness and sustainability through technology. It was awarded as “One of the the most outstanding digital initiatives for social good of the year!” and “Best Business Potential” by European Youth Award 2014.

eSolidar allows people to shop, sell and donate to their favourite charities.

It is an e-commerce powered fundraising platform for charities. It is a comprehensive social e-marketplace for charities and their communities, connecting consumers to online charity shops and special auctions around the world. This allows small charities that can’t benefit from large advertising models to have access to a wide consumer market.


What is the social impact of your business?

To enable charities to diversify its fundraising base and reach new audiences through online charity shops, donations, volunteering requests and auctions for good.

What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?

Scale the business in the UK, access our Series A investment round and get ready to enter the US market.

Please give us one interesting fact about you

I’m not so interesting as my business
Learn more about eSolidar here.













Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos FoundationFondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more

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