Exploring Impact Hub’s New Social Impact Accelerator Programme

Updated on 19 May 2014

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New accelerator programme to boost start-up social enterprises

Impact Hub, a renowned innovation lab and business incubator based in Johannesburg, has recently unveiled its groundbreaking initiative, the Social Impact Accelerator (SIA) programme, tailored specifically for start-up social enterprises. This pioneering programme represents the culmination of Impact Hub’s extensive expertise and experience in nurturing early-stage social ventures.

The newly launched SIA programme is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the essential tools and knowledge needed to navigate the myriad challenges inherent in the journey from concept to scale. Comprising a series of dynamic workshops, the programme covers a diverse range of topics essential for success in the social enterprise landscape.

According to Impact Hub, the workshops will focus on enabling entrepreneurs to define and measure the impact of their ventures, validate the viability of their ideas, develop robust business models, and prepare for potential investment opportunities. By providing invaluable guidance and support, the programme aims to empower participants to not only refine their business concepts but also to position themselves for sustainable growth and impact.

One of the standout features of the SIA programme is the opportunity for participants to showcase their ventures and potentially secure investment through a panel presentation to investors at the programme’s conclusion. This exposure not only provides invaluable networking opportunities but also catalyzes the unlocking of the potential of these budding social enterprises.

As part of the global Impact Hub network, which comprises 47 hubs worldwide boasting over 8,000 members collectively, Impact Hub Johannesburg is uniquely positioned to offer unparalleled resources and support to aspiring entrepreneurs. With its expansive reach and collaborative ethos, Impact Hub Johannesburg serves as a hub of innovation and creativity, driving positive change within the South African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Entrepreneurs from across South Africa are invited to seize this opportunity by applying for the Social Impact Accelerator programme. By harnessing the expertise and resources offered by Impact Hub, aspiring social entrepreneurs can embark on a transformative journey towards realizing their visions of social change and innovation.

See Also: Impact Hub: A home for Joburg’s brightest entrepreneurs

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