About the Big Venture Challenge
The Big Venture Challenge supports ambitious entrepreneurs with access to business support, powerful connections and match funding to help them raise investment and deliver social impact at scale.
Further cohorts will follow in 2014 and 2015, supporting a total of 100 new social entrepreneurs over the next three years. All teams on the programme will work with an expert team to raise investment in their ventures in order to grow their companies and scale the social impact of their work.
When selecting who we work with, we are agnostic on legal structure, and open-minded on the use of profits. In each individual case we care passionately and work relentlessly to find the most appropriate revenue model and investment strategy to maximise social impact.
Our funding and support doesn’t come with fixed ideas on how we think your organisation should grow. We want our support to help in whatever way is most appropriate for the social change you are delivering.
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Moral Mad Men: how social purpose media and advertising agencies are winning business | Guardian Social Enterprise NetworkMoral Mad Men: how social purpose media and advertising agencies are winning business Social enterprise media and ad agencies are making headway with top UK brands Don Draper’s ennui might be resolved if he worked for a social enterprise Photograph: Allstar/LIONS GATE/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar “We take the coolest kids in the playground and build our campaigns around [...] MyChoicePad meets the Duke of York | The MetroWe were delighted to learn that Prince Andrew, the Duke of York yesterday met our award winner Zoe Peden and saw the incredible work of MyChoicePad as he visited the Wayra Enternships digital start up careers fair yesterday. And we were even more delighted to open the Metro this morning and to find a photo of the [...] National Lottery cash to cut offending in Wickford | This is EssexLottery cash to cut offending Tuesday, June 11, 2013 By Rachael Hook PRISONERS and “young people who don’t have many options” in Wickford can now get support to turn their lives around. Staff from Beyond Youth, based in Station Court, Station Approach, will now be helping to cut re-offending in the Basildon district after securing [...]
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