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Social Tides Grow program

by Jurij Osterman

Social Tides

The initiative

Across Europe, social innovators are working towards solving today’s biggest challenges set forth by the Sustainable Development Goals. As new models of business, formal and informal innovations taking place are a positive force committed to shaping our better future. However, access to funding, skills and networks remains a critical barrier to entry for aspiring entrepreneurs and social enterprises whose ideas hold the potential to solve local issues. This is why, through Social Tides, we commit to empowering a diversity of ideas, and the people behind them, to build the capacity and capabilities of Europe’s social innovation economy. We can accomplish far more together, than we can alone. And together, we can accelerate progress towards a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient European future for all.
More information on Social Tides available on https://www.socialtides.eu

Social Tides has two tracks based on applicant eligibility. See which one is the right fit for you and join our next cohort of changemakers.

Social Tides Aspire program
Do you have an idea that you wish to further develop? Are you a local innovator eager to learn, develop and improve your business skills? Social Tides Aspire program is open to applicants with an idea looking to take their next step.

Social Tides
Grow program

Are are you an active start-up with an innovation or approach which addresses a social or environmental challenge? Social Tides Grow program is looking for applicants ready to impact at both speed and scale.

Grow Track

Grow Track is an intensive social entrepreneurship online acceleration program that includes training modules, workshops and personalised mentoring sessions led by international experts, experienced in organisational and business development, leadership, digital transformation, and impact measurement and management. 

In a 8-month program, social enterprises (SE) that are already in their MVP stage will be equipped with the necessary practical knowledge to achieve Product Market Fit and beyond. INCO will act as the enabler to help them scale up as a startup while facilitating their positive impacts on the SDGs.

Am I eligible?

Administrative requirements

  •  Company registration: Your startup should be registered in Europe. Priority will be given to startups registered in the following countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain
    Targets European Union markets and customers/users
    Core mission aligned with UN SDGs
  • Innovation stage: Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage and working towards Product/Market Fit (PMF) 

Selection criteria

  • Ambition: Applicants need a proof of concept that is able to clearly articulate their idea and vision, why it is relevant and how it will help bring about positive change to an urgent societal problem while achieving profitability.
  • Impact: Your proposal should explain the issues your project is tackling and to what extent it is helping resolve them. It should provide details of how you will execute your project and how this will create positive effects on and/or for your area of focus.
  • Proximity: Your application should include your personal connection to the challenge you’re working to solve. We’re looking for start-ups with experience; those who are working with, and on behalf of, their communities.
  • Feasibility: Big ideas are welcome but your solution should be realistic and well-defined in its scope and approach. We are looking for teams and management which is strong and flexible enough to implement the proposed project
  • Scalability: We seek ideas that have potential for scale. Ideas that can be implemented effectively and sustainably within your organisation, across your area of focus and beyond.
COHORT 1 – 2022

Phase 1

Applications Open

All interested social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their
ideas and solutions
from 19 May to 22 June.

Phase 2

Selection
Applicants whose ideas best meet the criteria will be presented to the jury for review.

Phase 2

Results Announcement
The results will be announced between 25-29 July.

Phase 4

Program begins

The program starts
on 29th August and lasts
till 5 April 2023.

FUND2740

High Impact Foundation

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