Impact Crash Course

Impact Crash Course

Transform your social enterprise or NGO 🚀

Do you have an NGO or are you a starting social enterprise and you want to get to the next level?

Are you based in Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania, and you want to achieve financial stability with your organization?

If so, then Impact Crash Course will get your organization to the next level.

Impact Crash Course brings together aspiring NGOs and social entrepreneurs from across the Baltic states, equipping you with the tools to thrive in the world of social entrepreneurship. The Impact Crash Course is completely virtual and will take place online via Zoom.

Once the course begins, you’ll be paired with a mentor who will guide you through two intense hands-on weeks with regular check-ins. From 10 November to 24 November, we’ll have various workshops, covering business planning, market research, marketing, sales, and pitching. At the end of the crash course, the top three teams will become winners and get fast-tracked into the 2024 Impact Valley 5-month accelerator program for Baltic social entrepreneurs.

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What value can you gain?

Process of the hackathon

Once the crash course begins, you’ll be assigned a mentor to guide you through the process. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in workshops covering business plan development, market research, marketing, sales, and pitching. You’ll also have regular check-ins with your mentor to help you refine your idea and make progress on your goals.

Agenda of the online sessions: 

  • 10. November – 18.00 Opening meeting
  • 11. November – 11.00-13.00 Business plan I
  • 13. November – 11.00-13.00 Market research
  • 14. November – Checkpoint (First version of the business plan)
  • 15. November – 11.00-13.00 Business plan II
  • 17. November – 11.00-13.00 Pitch
  • 18. November – Checkpoint (Second version of the business plan)
  • 20. November – 11.00-13.00 Marketing & Sales
  • 22. November – 11.00-12.00 Marketing & Sales Q&A
  • 22. November – Checkpoint (Marketing plan and sales strategy, pitching video)
  • 24. November – 18.00 Final

Winner:  At the end of the crash course, the best three teams will be selected based on the strength of their idea and the progress they’ve made over the two-week period. The winning team can be fast-tracked into the accelerator program, which will help them take the next steps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This crash course is organized by the Integrated Baltic Ecosystem for Social Innovation (IBESI) project, in collaboration with Social Enteprise Estonia, Baltic Innovation Agency, Katalista Ventures, and Reach for Change.

The project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are, however, those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.