Creating significant impact on social challenges requires ambitious projects with strong teams. We build them.
The best way to tackle social and economic challenges is through sustainable social enterprise. We believe it’s possible to both make money and solve a social challenge. This requires stronger teams which integrate business and entrepreneurial skills earlier in their development.
To provide early stage social startups with access to experienced teams of entrepreneurs (Bees) with skills in IT, Marketing, Finance, Business development and HR. In addition, to provide a qualified, improved deal flow to social impact investors & funds.
First, we build Social entreprises. then, …
For social entrepreneurs
We run our own incubation/acceleration programs for early stage social entrepreneurs. We focus on the person first, their idea second.
For incubators & corporates
We build and coach innovation & acceleration programs as well as coaching to participants in finance, marketing, business development, governance, leadership and more.
For impact investors, funds & philanthropists
Through working deeply with entrepreneurs, we validate the team and their project in terms of business model, team dynamics, governance, financing and social impact.
We provide entrepreneurial teams as opposed to engaging as individual experts and most importantly, we invest in people first, projects second. We assess coachability, leadership, authenticity, collaborative skills, openness and not just market potential, business plans and financial projections. We use a dynamic equity model where time and other contributions to social start-ups are rewarded with equity inspired by slicingpie.com.
Our team of bees shares the following characteristics
Entrepreneurial experience – we walk the talk
Risk takers – we are willing to risk a good chunk of our remuneration by reinvesting it back into the social startups
Attitude – the drive and desire to inject ambition and go fast so that we co-create more impact on the challenges we tackle
Network – an ability to find solutions within our respective eco-systems and connect social entrepreneurs with the resources they need