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Social Tides Aspire 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.

Aspire Track

Aspire Track is an intensive social entrepreneurship online acceleration program that includes a series of training modules and workshops led by experts experienced in business development, digital skills and impact measurement. Over the course of 8 weeks, you’ll improve your business and digital skills and strengthen your impact-driven capabilities.
An 8-week blended learning experience with a cohort of fellow early-career entrepreneurs is an intensive and inspirational challenge. We will collectively work towards solving the important social and environmental problems of the 21 century. In two months we will develop ideas into social enterprises.
Am I eligible?

Administrative requirements

  • You are 18+ years of age
  • You have the legal ability to work and register a company in your home country
  • You can provide a national ID, proof of residence and vetted bank account details for reception of the cash grant
  • At this stage, applications are open to individuals based in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain
  • Your idea needs to target at least one European country

Selection criteria

  • Motivation: We’re looking for applicants who recognise their own potential; individuals who see their previous educational, professional or personal experience as part of their ongoing social entrepreneurship journey.
  • Ambition: Social Tides applicants should be 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.
  • Feasibility: Your proposal should be realistic in its scope and approach. We are looking for promising projects which are well-defined, to be able to benefit most from our program.
  • Proximity: Your application should include your personal connection to the challenge you’re working to solve. We’re looking for individuals who are working with, and on behalf of, their communities.

APPLICATION PERIOD

SLOVENIA

29 Aug – 23 Sep

COHORT 1 – 2022

Phase 1

To be announced

Phase 2

To be announced

Phase 2

To be announced

Phase 4

To be announced
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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