The day we have been waiting for since graduating the first batch of SoPacters in June is finally here. The application has now opened and we are ready to hear about your startup!

How do I apply?

We welcome all applications, whether you just have an idea or have an up and running business/organisation. We are looking for great social startups targeting social, cultural or environmental challenges.

To apply you simply fill out our application (in English or in Swedish) answering a few questions about your startup. We will then review all applications and make a selection based on the following criteria:

  1. The impact potential of your startup
  2. The startups financial viability
  3. The capacity and commitment of the team to achieve the vision

Read more about our criteria here.

To participate in the program you must be able to be located in the region of Skåne during the three months and due to our funding structure, applicants from Skåne will be prioritized.

We welcome applicants with different background and experiences and we look at equality and diversity as a strength when making our selection. 

Application deadline is September 18th 2016.

What can I expect from SoPact?

SoPact is a three month accelerator program located at and operated by Lund University in Sweden. The accelerator will be an intense program with a mix of workshops, mentoring, peer-to-peer-learning and production – all with a focus on social business and personal development. The exact content of the program will be adapted to  the specific needs of the selected startups but it will most likely include activities such as business modelling, storytelling/pitch training, impact assessment, legal advice, social media training, and much more. Both internal and external advisors will support the startups 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 network of impact investors.

The team behind SoPact 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.

Program starts on October 3rd and ends December 16th.

If you want to learn even more about the accelerator. Check out this page!

Don’t miss our information event!

If you have any questions about the application or simply just want to learn more about the accelerator. Don’t miss our information event on September 8th, 17.00. We’ll be at ProLab ready to answer all questions you could possibly have. You can find the event here

Please spread the word!

We want to find the best social entrepreneurs for the accelerator and getting the word out there is the first step. We would love it if you could help! Please share this post and help take the first step towards making the world a better place. Thanks!

Contact information

If you have any questions about the accelerator or how to apply, we are happy to help. First check our Application Information page and if the answer isn’t there contact Peter either by emailing him at peter.lovschall@sopact.org or call him on +46 72 527 1984.

Now, go work on your amazing application! We look forward to reading it!

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