we’re looking for startups with
An unambiguous social or environmental intention preferably focused on disadvantage and/or employment and operating in a resilient sector
A mission aligned with one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
At least $50,000 in revenue traction and a proven business model with embedded impact
Ambition to Grow
An intention to grow and scale
EOI Deadline: 12 March 2021
20 December ’20
APPLICATIONS CLOSE >
31 March ’21
PHASE 1 >
May – July ’21
- Core program
July – October ’21
- Investment Readiness preparation and tailored advisory work
What is impact investment?
How does My startup “get ready” for it?
An impact investment is an investment made with the intention of generating a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.
An organisation gets ready for impact investment by, amongst other things, demonstrating strong financials, good governance, proven leadership, solid business planning and modelling and the capability to measure social or environmental impact.
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Scaling Impact is an initiative of the Social Impact Hub.
The Social Impact Hub collaborates with bold, purpose-driven organisations to accelerate change. Through advice, thought leadership, education and the mobilisation of capital, we help create a world where people and the planet thrive.
We specialise in supporting social enterprises and purpose-driven businesses to design, demonstrate and scale their impact. As a leading provider for Impact Investment Ready Readiness Growth Grants, we also have deep expertise working with enterprises to prepare for and raise impact investment.
Scaling Impact team and advisory committee
Scaling Impact is a collaborative initiative designed and supported by professionals with a range of skills and expertise.
We thank our Professional Impact Network members, mentors and Advisory Committee members for the generous contribution of their time.
We are very grateful for the generous support of the Sidney Myer Fund who have provided multi-year, capacity building funding to the Social Impact Hub, including for Scaling Impact. This program received grant funding from the Australian Government through the Incubator Support Initiative in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. We thank EY for their sponsorship and for kindly providing workshop venues and in-kind advisory support. We also thank the English Family Foundation for their support of the development of the Impact Investment Readiness Diagnostic Tool.
We would like to thank the following organisations for their support in referring and supporting Scaling Impact enterprises.
“What is exceptional about the Social Impact Hub team is how much they are willing to go above and beyond expectations to help our enterprise succeed. As a result of the program, we are far more confident in our journey to become impact investment ready, and where we fit in the market.”
Co-Founder & CEO at Umbo
“The Social Impact Hub team behind the Scaling Impact program are very well respected in the sector and if you have a great social enterprise model and decide impact investment is right for you then this is the accelerator for you.”
Co-Founder & CEO at Young Change Agents
“Scaling Impact was one of the best learning experiences we have had on our social enterprise journey, it has strengthened our foundations and skills of from which we will benefit for a long time to come. The support and expectations raised the bar, and brought us to a new level.”
Founder and CEO at Farmwall
“The Scaling Impact Program has literally transformed our business by giving us the skills and tools we need to scale up our impact on the disability sector. But more importantly it has given us the confidence and belief that the sky is the only limit for us! A huge thank you to the exceptionally professional and passionate team at the Social Impact Hub.”
Founder at MyCareSpace
“A very thorough, informative and well-supported journey to becoming investment ready. The insights gleaned through this program and our ability to create a clear strategy and articulate it has been invaluable. And without doubt, it was the wonderful team at Social Impact Hub, and the other enterprises that made the program so enjoyable – we’re thrilled to have expanded our community with such smart, inspiring and caring folks. THANK YOU SOCIAL IMPACT HUB!”
Co-Founder & Director at Seljak Brand
“The Social Impact Hub team has done an excellent job of preparing us for the opportunity for impact investment. The program has motivated and energised our team by allowing us to dream big with our scale plans (instead of next step thinking only). At the same time, we’ve narrowed our focus on what growth-funding opportunities are available and learned what’s important to articulate to these audiences. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the program to any organisation looking to scale their venture.”
CEO at Dismantle
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