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Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurs | April 2024

Embarking on the path of social entrepreneurship is like setting sail on the open seas, with the wind in your sails and the horizon wide open. The voyage can sometimes feel like navigating through uncharted waters, with time as unpredictable as the sea itself. Yet, fear not, intrepid navigators! We’re here to be your guiding star, illuminating the way to the most promising harbours this April. Join us as we chart the course to the top five opportunities for social enterprises and entrepreneurs ready to expand their horizons, deepen their impact, and treasure the rewards of their endeavours.

AMP Foundation Tomorrow Makers SPARK Program

AMP Foundation Tomorrow Makers SPARK Program is the launchpad for aspiring social entrepreneurs, designed to foster and grow groundbreaking ideas. The 18-week fully-funded SPARK program aids in the ideation development phase, providing a nurturing environment for innovation. It features immersive workshops, weekly digital modules, and continuous support from industry veterans. Participants will acquire vital skills, such as business modelling, pitching, and marketing, while also connecting with like-minded individuals to expand their networks. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the next generation of tomorrow makers. Apply now! Applications close 9 April.

Harvard Innovative People Practices for Non-Profit Success

Harvard Innovative People Practices for Non-Profit Success, spearheaded by the esteemed Professor Ethan Bernstein of Harvard Business School, offers a unique and vital learning opportunity for senior executives in the non-profit and social enterprise sectors. This immersive experience is not just about acquiring new knowledge; it’s an invitation to view your organisational challenges through a new lens, alongside a cohort of accomplished peers from diverse backgrounds. With insights into how for-profit entities, gig-economy ventures, and social enterprises navigate these hurdles, participants will learn to leverage their organisation’s strengths in innovative ways. Registrations close 1 July.

Impact 2 Innovate Program

Impact 2 Innovate by Impact Seed is a multi-year program that provides capacity-building and investment readiness support to social enterprises and investors in Western Australia. Social entrepreneurs eager to scale up their ventures are encouraged to explore the myriad capacity-building supports offered by the I2I Social Enterprise Growth Program. From expert mentoring, strategic advice, and referrals to intensive programmatic support and investment readiness guidance, Impact 2 Innovate is tailored to foster the growth and sustainability of impactful ventures. EOIs now open.

Circular Impact Accelerator

The Circular Impact Accelerator is an intensive 6-week program that brings together an array of local and national expertise and content to create a powerful circular economy social enterprise design course for people who have an idea to pursue and need support to explore their concept further. You will learn the fundamentals of circular economy and social enterprise business model design, whilst also gaining access to new networks, potential customers/collaborators and investment to bring your venture to life. Collab4Good is excited to be partnering with Green Industries SA and StartSomeGood to deliver this third circular social enterprise design program to accelerate the development of new ways to address circular economy challenges in South Australia. Applications close 16 April.

Unleashing the Potential of Social Enterprise: Course with CEO & Harvard Lecturer Jim Bildner

Dive into the world of social entrepreneurship with the Social Impact Hub’s exclusive course, “Unleashing the Potential of Social Enterprise: Operationalising and Scaling for Impact,” led by the esteemed Jim Bildner. This virtual masterclass encapsulates years of expertise in nurturing social ventures, offering a blend of dynamic strategies, implementation skills, and insights into achieving lasting influence. With components including pre-reading materials, engaging masterclasses, and post-session support, this course is a must for social enterprises eager to scale their impact. Register now to transform your vision into reality and join a network dedicated to making a difference. Course happening 20 & 27 June.

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Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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