Deadline: 15 January 2021 Open to: black entrepreneurs from UK Benefits: fully-funded
Apply for UK’s first accelerator programme focused on Black Social Entrepreneurs- The Collective Impact Residency.
The Impact Residency is a six-month programme to equip a cohort of 5 Black social entrepreneurs with the resources and connections to grow their business and make an even bigger impact. During the programme you’ll receive 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching, group workshops, and have access to our network of partners and investors. You will be part of a cohort of exceptional founders, and the wider community of The Collective Foundation. The events of the programme run for 3 full days in the first week of each month, during which you will stay at The Collective’s co-living building in Canary Wharf.
Black entrepreneurs. Eligible entrepreneurs will have to have a majority stake or major decision making power in the organisation.
Social impact must be the top priority of the start-up. Non-profit and for-profit organisations that align with four Focus Areas:
Social Integration: You make communities more inclusive, break down social barriers and reduce loneliness.
Health and Wellbeing: You help people improve and maintain their physical and/or mental health.
Economic Opportunity: You create opportunities for people who face structural economic exclusion and disadvantages.
Environmental Sustainability: You mobilise people in communities to be more environmentally aware and create systemic change in behaviours.
EARLY-STAGE BUSINESS- You are able to show them that your product or service has already benefited people. While it’s not a hard rule, they typically work with start-ups that are less than 5 years old and have not yet raised Series A funding.
BASED IN THE UK- Candidates from across the UK. Candidates will, however, need to ensure attendance in London for the monthly event programme (subject to future COVID-19 travel restrictions and public health guidelines).
You will receive 1-on-1 coaching sessions and group workshops on business fundamentals such as fundraising, marketing and leadership skills.
Get paired with a successful entrepreneur or industry leader, who will share knowledge and experience by providing advice, network contacts, and ongoing personal support and encouragement.
Get introduced to their network of partners and investors who have the resources to skyrocket your business.
Stay in the Collective Canary Wharf 3 nights a month.
All benefits are for FREE.
How to apply?
For more information and to apply, please visit this officialwebsite.