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.

Submit your social enterprise or NGO description by October 29. 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

Applying: To apply, simply submit your social enterprise description and current overview by 29.10 using the form listed below. The only criterion to apply is that your idea must have an aspect of social entrepreneurship – it should solve an environmental or social problem.

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 – Opening meeting;
  • 11 November – Business plan;
  • 13 November – Market research;
  • 16 November – Business plan II;
  • 20 November – Marketing & Sales;
  • 22 November – Pitch;
  • 24 November – 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.

Ready to transform your social enterprise and make an even greater difference in the world? 🌍

Apply to the Impact Crash Course now by filling out the application form below. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to receive expert mentorship, gain valuable skills and network with other social entrepreneurs from across the Baltic states. Deadline for applying is 29th of October!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still not sure about applying?

If you’re not sure whether the Impact Crash Course is right for you, then join us for our Impact Inspiration Event on October 18th 18.30-19.00. During this online event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from experienced social entrepreneur and you’ll learn about his journeys, the challenges he faced, and the impact he’s making in their communities and beyond.

In addition to the inspirational talk, you’ll also have the chance to ask questions and learn more about the Impact Crash Course. This is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insights and make informed decisions about whether the crash course is right for you.

The Impact Inspiration Event is open to anyone interested in social entrepreneurship, regardless of whether you plan to participate in the crash course or not. It’s completely free to attend and you can follow it by watching the Facebook live on Social Enterprise Estonia page. We hope to see you there!

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.