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)
Revenue traction and a proven business model with embedded impact
Ambition to Grow
An intention to grow and scale
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 sponsorships 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.
“The input was critical to our ability to get ready for impact investment.”
“At every stage we had access to key advisors, practical support and the skill set necessary to make the raise happen.”
“The impact investment readiness support is fantastic regardless of what phase your venture is at.”
“The Scaling Impact Workshop is ideal for those preparing for investment in the short to medium term and was perfect timing for us.”
Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
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