Tom Evans

Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Client Services Director, Grey Group

“In 2014, Grey helped GlaxoSmithKline launch The Horlick’s School Journey Initiative – an ambitious social programme with the aim of improving children’s access to education. Matt was our social partner to deliver a pilot project in Malaysia that would have substantial social and business impact. His role included everything from searching for the project, to engaging a relevant NGO, and delivering in line with our clients CSR & business needs. Matt’s unique combination of knowledge and experience with both the corporate and non-profit sectors was enormously helpful in launching the initiative and in working with the various different stakeholders throughout the process. We look forward to continuing to work with Matt as we expand the Horlick’s School Journey Initiative and other social innovation projects.”


Nila Tanzil

Travel Sparks

“Matt has been helping me a lot in trying to figure out business plan for my social enterprise. Since I live in Indonesia, we use Skype once a week or twice a week. The topics that Matt taught me were all very useful. The delivery was also very clear. Most importantly, there was a lot of discussions and Matt has been a great help in trying to solve problems or questions that I had in mind, relating to setting up my social enterprise. The tutoring sessions were definitely important, especially for me who is a newbie in social enterprise industry. I’ve never had my own business, so having someone like Matt as a mentor was definitely helpful. He helped me think all the details as well as business strategy & plans – that were all key factors in setting up a social enterprise.”


Veronica Gamez

Ambassador and previous Executive Director of aidha

“Starting a social enterprise is a huge challenge, but when you have the opportunity to have Matthew Rickard as your mentor, things become clearer, efforts and resources start to focus and time is used more effectively! Matt has the ability to make interactions a beautiful and exciting ride and I can already see my social enterprise moving forward in the right direction… Gracias dearest Matt!”


Debra Lam

Founder, Society Staples

“It has been a great pleasure working with Matt during the DBS-HUB bootcamp. He has been an insightful and helpful mentor, guiding us towards the right direction when we were lost and pointing out potential pitfalls we need to take note without stifling any of our creativity. He also offered to look through our submission documents for the competitions we were joining after the bootcamp. We believe Matt’s coaching program will greatly benefit anyone looking to start a social enterprise based on our first hand working experience with him. We will definitely want to work with Matt again and seek his advice if given the opportunity to do so.”