APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NEW SOCIAL START-UP SUPPORT PROGRAMME

_SocialStarters is offering a unique training and development programme to a selected group of social entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka starting in February 2016. This collaborative consultancy programme will be delivered by experienced international volunteer specialists.

Together with Social Enterprise Lanka, the British Council and the Good Market, _SocialStarters aims to deliver several of these programmes in 2016 in Sri Lanka.

Working with skilled professionals from around the world _SocialStarters brings to Sri Lanka a team of specialists from some of the top organisations in the world specialising in the fields of marketing, communications, packaging, e-commerce, finance, business modelling, strategy and more.

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_SocialStarters matches them with early stage social enterprises or NGOs looking to build sustainable social business models.

  • Are you delivering impact in your community through business?
  • Do you have a project, product or service that needs specialist support to take it to the next level?
  • Can you give 3 days a week of your time over 5 weeks from either February 19th 2016 or April 22nd 2016?
  • Do you have a new product to take to market, want to launch a marketing campaign, build your brand or learn new skills in finances or sales?
  • Are you based in Colombo and can receive weekly training and consultancy from your volunteering specialist?
  • Are you willing to implement any required changes to your business as a result of this programme?

We’re looking for 20 social start-ups who would like to receive internationally recognised training and support in the following areas:

* MARKETING and COMMUNCATIONS

* BRANDING

* PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

* BUSINESS MODELLING

* SALES

* FINANCES and REVENUE

* SCALING UP

* BUSINESS STRATEGY

We loved the weeks we spend with our international volunteer. She was genuinely interested in everything we had to say and the ideals we believed in. She put her 100%+ into the project and really tailored her plan according to our requirements. Even though we had limited time, we were able to achieve some concrete goals.

Without Borders, NGO, Colombo, September 2015

We are extremely grateful to _SocialStarters for running such a useful programme for the benefit or organisations like ours!

Chitra Lane, Social Enterprise, Colombo, September 2015

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APPLICATION INFORMATION:

If you meet the following criteria you can apply HERE, or by emailing admin@socialstarters.org to request an offline application form.

Deadline for applications -12pm 22nd January 2016

Assessment day (Colombo – location TBC) – Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th January 2016

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