Helping social entrepreneurs
raise investment to scale their work
Are you an ambitious social entrepreneur looking to raise £50,000-£250,000 of investment to rapidly grow your social venture?
Are you an individual or institution interested in making an investment of £15,000-£250,000 in some of the most exciting social ventures in England?
Are you an individual or organisation interested in providing support and opening doors for some of the most exciting social entrepreneurs in England?
Do you know an ambitious social venture looking to raise £50,000 – £250,000 of investment to grow their social impact and disrupt business as usual?
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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THE LATEST BIG VENTURE CHALLENGE NEWS:
Between 2011 and 2013, UnLtd observed changes in the numbers and demographics of people applying to the Big Venture Challenge, its investment readiness programme. This comes amid growing debate about why the sector struggles to find social entrepreneurs to take on the growing pool of social investment. As this debate continues, we are exploring the sources and flows of investments for the Big Venture Challenge (the investment pipeline) and its applicant pool.
WE’RE SUPPORTING 30 OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST AMBITIOUS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS WITH THE BIG VENTURE CHALLENGE We are so excited to be unveiling the 30 ambitious social entrepreneurs who have been selected to take part in the Big Venture Challenge 2013 at a showcase in Central London today. The Big Venture Challenge is an investment accelerator →