What is in the Social Entrepreneur's Toolkit?

How to generate sustainable revenues by contributing to positive social and environmental change.

Ways of thinking, being and working which contribute to the paradigm shift for a green, fair and healthy world.

A supportive and inspiring community of like-minded seekers, hungry to innovate and collaborate for mutual benefit.

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The Community of Practice is limited to 15 participants, selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

What Can I Expect?

The purpose of the course is to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable successful social entrepreneurs to start, grow and scale their ideas to be sustainable business models, earning reliable revenues by creating positive change in the world.

In order to do this, over 6 weeks we will introduce you to a range of tools which are well-established ingredients in the entrepreneur’s journey:

  • Theory of Change
  • Socratic Questioning: How to Think Like a Social Entrepreneur
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Lean Canvas
  • Customer Segmentation and Market Analysis
  • Evaluating and Communicating Social Impact
  • Essential Financial Tools
  • Ingredients for a Business Plan
  • Pitching and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Action Learning

In addition to the course benefits, you will also be entitled to 2 months of our Impact Hub Flexible membership, meaning you can use the space for coworking 1 day per week during the course.

It’s not just the course content that will aid you on your journey. The course is structured as a collaborative community of practice. Through expert facilitation you will be enabled to connect with and learn from fellow travellers on the entrepreneurial road. Peer-to-peer support is an essential feature of a successful business journey, and the workshops will be structured to facilitate this, creating a supportive network of informal, collaborative learning. Outside of the evening workshops, you will be able to participate in the Impact Hub Lisbon’s Slack workspace, where over 100 other entrepreneurs share opportunities and resources. You will have open-ended access to this and to the Google Drive of resources, as well as recordings of each workshop.

Participants in the first cohort said:

“In this course I experienced valuable exchanges and personal growth with like-minded people. We were guided by an experienced and thoughtful social entrepreneur, who was able to connect the different methodologies to the individual needs of each participant. The light-hearted, playful and experimental mood of the workshops helped us to ask the right questions, and made the new techniques relevant to each of our individual needs, enabling each of us to grow according to our own potential.”

Participants in the second cohort said:

“Thank you so so much for putting together this inspiring course to help us make the first steps in bringing our social entrepreneurship dreams to life! The curriculum you have so meticulously put together has both scope and depth, which makes it a great fit for entrepreneurs at various phases in their journey.”

“If you already have an idea for a project it is a way to be able to further develop it; if you don’t have an idea yet but want to get familiar with the tools for social entrepreneurship, it is a very good option too. The course gives this overall of what are the steps you need to do when developing your social business and present relevant tools. Bruno is a great facilitator, allowing the space for the participants learn with each other while he also brings a good content, adjusted according to the participants’ priorities.”

When and Where?

The courses will happen online once a week, from 18h30 to 20h30 Lisbon/London time.

There are 6 online sessions, including an opportunity to pitch to impact investors in the final workshop.

Exact dates for the next cohort are yet to be announced. It is likely to start in early January.

For Whom?

No matter what your profile is, if you’re looking to bring sustainable, socially-just solutions to the world, this course can help you.

  • You have an idea you want to work on, and bring it to the next stage.
  • You know you want something different, better and more rewarding from your work, but you do not know how to get it.
  • You don’t have enough work at the moment, and need to generate new revenue streams and find new clients.
  • You left your old career and are searching for inspiration.

Most of all, this course wants to help people driven by this question, which so many of us share:

How can I make a living by doing something I love, which makes the world a better place?

Cost

BASIC RATE: €200

IMPACT HUB NETWORK MEMBERS: €150

IMPACT HUB LISBON MEMBERS & PORTUGUESE CITIZENS: €120

THOSE RECEIVING GOVERNMENT UNEMPLOYMENT SUPPORT: €80