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Looking to

turn your

social impact idea

into reality?

The Aspire Track breaks down barriers to entry by building your core skills and cross functional knowledge needed to achieve the next step in your social entrepreneurship journey in Europe.

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OUR PROGRAM

Aspire Track is an intensive social entrepreneurship online acceleration program that includes a series of training modules and workshops led by experts experienced in business development, digital skills and impact measurement. Over the course of 8 weeks, you’ll improve your business and digital skills and strengthen your impact-driven capabilities.

An 8-week blended learning experience with a cohort of fellow early-career entrepreneurs is an intensive and inspirational challenge. We will collectively work towards solving the important social and environmental problems of the 21 century. In two months we will develop ideas into social enterprises.

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1. Onboarding and introduction to social entrepreneurship 
The first week will welcome the participants to the program’s elements and organization, the main topic to be covered will be on the key concepts of social entrepreneurship.

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2. Values and sustainable solutions
Spotlight will be on the participants’ existing solutions and social values driving their ideas for SE, they will gain knowledge on sustainable business linked to the wider context of SDG's.

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3. Social business opportunities 
The topics covered under this module will be on creating social value propositions for their ventures, discussing the role of innovation in addressing social and environmental problems through a customer-centric approach.

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4. Impact prototyping
Exploring and designing a prototype from its impact perspective, seeking sustainable product and business growth opportunities.

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5. Business planning
Focused on providing knowledge on legal, finance and fundraising for young social enterprises with an aim to draft your first business plan.

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6. Technology and communication
Discover technological solutions that can improve the different phases of running a social enterprise: design, cooperation, project management, process automation.

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7. Pitching
Deeper dive into pitching best practices with the steps to ensure the best possible pitch. This will help you in your networking and preparation for the final pitch at the end of your StartSocial journey.

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8. Impact forward
A full day event that will introduce you to the Impact ecosystem, during which participants will present their final pitch as well as the progress they have made through their participation.

This track focuses on breaking down barriers to entry by building the core skills and cross functional knowledge needed to achieve your next step in your social entrepreneurship journey.

 

WE'RE EXCITED TO WORK WITH YOU.

Am I Eligible?

Administrative

Requirements

Selection criteria

  • ​​You are 18+ years of age

  • You have the legal ability to work and register a company in your home country

  • You can provide a national ID, proof of residence and vetted bank account details for reception of the cash grant

  • At this stage, applications are open to individuals based in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain

  • Your idea needs to target at least one European country

  • Motivation: We’re looking for applicants who recognise their own potential; individuals who see their previous educational, professional or personal experience as part of their ongoing social entrepreneurship journey.

  • Ambition: StartSocial applicants should be able to clearly articulate their idea and vision, why it is relevant and how it will help bring about positive change to an urgent societal problem.

  • Feasibility: Your proposal should be realistic in its scope and approach. We are looking for promising projects which are well-defined, to be able to benefit most from our program.

  • Proximity: Your application should include your personal connection to the challenge you’re working to solve. We’re looking for individuals who are working with, and on behalf of, their communities.

GERMANY

Phase 1

To be announced

Phase 2

Selection

Phase 3

Phase 4

Program begins

Results Announcement

FRANCE

application period
closed

program period:

05 Sep -28 Oct

SLOVENIA

application period

29 Aug - 23 Sep 

program period:
to be announced

POLAND

application period
:
to be announced

program period:
Feb/Mar
2023

ITALY

 application period
:
to be announced

program period:
May/Jun
2023

SPAIN

application period
:
to be announced

program period:
Oct/Nov
2023

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READY TO TAKE YOUR
idea forward?