After months of applying their commitment and energy on the frontline, tackling poverty and inequality in London’s homelessness services, care homes and schools, the Fellows get their teeth into entrepreneurship, through our Social Venture Incubator. Building on the success of 2013’s winning venture, Rootless Garden, the 2014 incubator features top social innovation faculty and a live crowdfunding event in partnership with The Funding Network.
We are challenging three teams of three Fellows to try their hand at entrepreneurial approaches to tackling social challenges with the support of some of the UK’s brightest social entrepreneurs, experts and industry leaders as part of an intensive 8 week incubation programme based at the Camden Collective.
We’ve been working with FutureGov, IDEO, Bain, New Philanthropy Capital, We Are What We Do and Emerge Venture Lab to craft a social venture curriculum to accelerate our Fellows’ ideas into going concerns. We hope they go from strength to strength beyond the programme.
Every week will involve an accelerator session focusing on a different aspect of social business and a crit with an established social entrepreneur.