From innovation to impact: Four years of the Big Venture Challenge

From innovation to impact: Four years of the Big Venture Challenge

From innovation to impact: Four years of the Big Venture Challenge Last month we celebrated the success of UnLtd’s flagship growth accelerator programme for early stage social ventures, the Big Venture Challenge (BVC). It was designed to showcase the impact of the 120 ventures we supported to grow and raise investment. It also sought to

Mind the Gap: How the social investment market is failing to support early stage ventures

Mind the Gap: How the social investment market is failing to support early stage ventures

Mind the Gap! How the social investment market is failing to support early stage ventures Our flagship accelerator programme Big Venture Challenge (BVC) is coming to an end. This week we published two research papers based on our work:    Mind the Gap: Solving the challenges of accessing capital for early stage social ventures   Purpose, Growth,

Technology startup changing the face of healthcare in the UK

Technology startup changing the face of healthcare in the UK

Technology startup changing the face of healthcare in the UK Speakset is a social venture that uses technology to solve social loneliness and provide remote healthcare for older people across the UK. Ewan and Adi had enviable careers – after finishing degrees in physics and engineering respectively, Ewan joined Vodafone and Adi worked as a software engineer

The innovative business changing education for the better

The innovative business changing education for the better

The innovative business changing education for the better now>press>play is an innovative education social venture that uses audio resources to bring the curriculum to life. Each child is given a pair of wireless headphones and becomes the main character in a story. The immersive experience allows children to discover places, meet people and solve problems,

How RunAClub secured social investment

How RunAClub secured social investment

How RunAClub secured social investment  The first time Sally Higham started a community club the problems were immediately obvious. ‘It was a massive amount of work to set up and run a very busy youth club – I felt a digital solution would make it easier.’ The admin tasks were distracting from what she wanted to do

Want to know more about social investment?

Want to know more about social investment?

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SOCIAL INVESTMENT? On 21st March, UnLtd will be hosting a Social Investment Conference in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the University of Northampton. This is your chance to hear from high-profile industry experts from organisations such as Big Society Capital, Key Fund, Social Business Trust, Resonance, Co-operative

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