What is Impact Pre-Accelerator?
This is a program focused on early staged social startups and sustainable projects taking them from concept to MVP (minimum vialable product). A big part of the program is mentorship. Project coordinators in your home countries and experienced mentors will come in and give the participants guidance with project development, social lean canvas, finances, pitch, networkes and other knowledge needed to start your project. The program begins on October 1, lasts two months and includes webinars, workshops, networking sessions in Dormund and Berlin and final pitches in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
What is Fall School in Germany?
The main part of the pre-accelerator is an exchange program in Germany. From October, 18 till 25, 2017 we will go meet social entrepreneurs from EU, learn sustainable social business models, develop own lean canvas and pitch your projects.
How much does it cost?
It will cost you weeks of hardwork and joy, days of networking sessions and hours of skype calls. But the program is free of charge and financed by the German Foreign Office to provide dialogue with actors of change from Eastern Europe. We will will cover your accomodation in Germany, visa expences, meals, tuition fees and, partially, travel expences to Berlin and back and some other expances to develop your project idea into a business project.
Who can apply?
You are a citizen of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine or have been living in one of the countries in the last 5 years? You are between 18 till 40 years old, is interested in international cooperation and dialogue? You are ready to work on your project concept at least 10 weeks long and can come to Germany in October? And finally, you have an innovative idea how to make the world a better place? So, you are the person we are looking for!
How can I apply?
Please apply for the Impact Pre-Accelerator by filling in the following form. Describe your project idea, your approach, financial structure and impact in very few words in English till September 15, 2017, 22:00 (CET)! If you have any troubles in filling in the form, just check a social lean canvas of Toms shoes here or contact us under firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our Facebook page for additional information on our events, programs and global news on sustainable development.