We run a series of face to face and online workshops during each funding call to try to (a) provide advice and guidance to create stronger applications and (b) dissuade applications from those who don't clearly fit the criteria of the funding programme.
In a world where it’s hard enough for social tech entrepreneurs to find the funding to keep their idea going, spending time on measurement can seem like a bit of a luxury.
But in the fast paced start-up world where entrepreneurs are constantly reacting to new opportunities and iterating their model on a day-to-day basis, knowing how effectively they’re progressing is vital. Otherwise they risk drifting and throwing precious time, energy and money at areas that don’t support their overall growth. more >
Putting together a pitch that best presents your work can be hard – getting across your passion, experience and belief in your approach. An important aspect of this is finding the right investor whose interests really match yours. In this article, I highlight just five points that are important to us – if they’re important to you, use them to create a stronger application to our Social Tech Seed programme.
I’ve just finished reading a really well written article by Nick Temple, entitled ‘Innovation: why disruption isn’t the only option’. It’s a good piece that I’d urge you to read as it begins to set out an important narrative for how we might find solutions to many of the social challenges we’re currently facing.
How do you best support social tech entrepreneurs to build viable ventures that can make a positive difference in people's lives? This blog post shares a brief overview of one way in which we aim to do just that.
You’re not shallow, right? After all, you’re working for the betterment of humanity. But you know those ‘5000 page views, 4500 unique visitors - 3 months after launching!’ stats? I’m sorry, they may sound good, but as metrics, they’re pretty useless. more >