SoPact – Social Impact Accelerator opening now!
Exciting times lay ahead, as the trend of passionate social entrepreneurs working to address social, cultural and environmental challenges continues to grow. But in the entrepreneurship sphere, most of the advantages and accolades are given to tech startups. SoPact is a social impact accelerator for social ventures, to give them the same advantages as the mainstream startup culture, but tailored to their needs. Because to us, these are the hero’s of our time.
SoPact is open for applications for the accelerator programme until March 16th. The program will be running in at the new prototyping arena – ProLab in Lund starting April 1st to June 23rd 2016. Applicants will be assessed based on three main criteria:
- The impact potential of their startup
- The startups financial viability and
- The capacity and commitment of the team to achieve the vision.
The accelerator will be an intense program with a mix of workshops, mentoring and training with a focus on the vision, value proposition and business model. Support will be given in the execution of the idea, with the aim that each startup should complete the program with enough momentum to achieve a financially sustainable state. This of course includes access to a wide network of impact investors.
“Social entrepreneurship starts with the will to make the world a better place with new ideas. We want to help those people grow.”, says program manager Peter Løvschall who himself has successfully created two startups.
The team behind SoPact.org is a dynamic group of entrepreneurs with many years of experience in working with startups, both in Sweden and internationally. With a passion for a better world and a belief that economics should be a tool to achieve an objective, and not the objective itself.
SoPact.org is a project financed by the European Union, Tillväxtverket and Lund University with a long term goal of global expansion for social entrepreneurship. Read more about the accelerator
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