Background

Trestle Group Foundation is an innovative nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and expanding sustainable economic opportunities in developing and emerging economies by supporting high potential entrepreneurs and young professionals.

Mission

Built on a new model of nonprofit support, and guided by the belief that entrepreneurship fuels the engine that drives economic opportunity, growth and social progress, Trestle Group Foundation works to empower entrepreneurs and young professionals in emerging economies.

The Importance of Entrepreneurship

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are key drivers of both economic opportunity and development. SMEs:

  • Encourage private ownership
  • Spur innovation
  • Create employment
  • Generate commercial activity
  • Deliver economic benefits

Countries

To date, Trestle Group Foundation has supported high-potential entreprenurs – across industries and business sectors – in Bangladesh, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Jordan, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey and Uganda.

International Exposure And Awareness

Through integrated awareness efforts including positioning and participation at key global conferences, high-impact short films, customized events, traditional and social media outreach, Trestle Group Foundation strives to raise significant awareness about the important role entrepreneurs and young professionals play in developing and emerging economies. And how leading organizations are helping them succeed.

Supporters

Trestle Group Foundation has been fortunate to earn the support of leading organizations including: a- connect, Advocates for International Development (A4ID), COFRA Foundation, Credit Suisse, Gübelin, HCL Technologies, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Odgers Berndtson, PepsiCo, Swisscontact, Symphasis, Triumph International, UBS, Voices for Innovation, World Conservation Union (IUCN), UN Women, UNDP, Fourth – IR, and others.

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Established in 2005, Trestle Group Foundation is a registered tax-exempt (No. CH-440.018.28-4), nonprofit, private Swiss foundation without any political or religious affiliations.