We will help you to develop your idea and turn it into a new sustainable business
Dreaming of your own business, but still missing something? Are you hesitating or worried whether it will succeed or not? Crises and economic downturns are also OPPORTUNITIES – even better opportunities to enter the changing markets with your idea and meet the changing consumer needs. Many successful businesses are being created during such times, both in the world and Lithuania.
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Frequently asked questions
Introductory program events (online event cycle) are open and non-binding. They are opened to everyone who is interested in social business, looking for ideas, opportunities or like-minded people, as well as people who have been exploring various business ideas so far but still did not dare to start implementing them.
*The number of participants is not limited, but registration is required to receive all information about event broadcasts.
Social business enthusiasts and developers who already have a social business idea and want to implement it can participate in the social business hackathon (online). During the three-day hackathon, participants, together with the help of professional experts, will develop ideas into sustainable social business models. This is a great opportunity to use your creativity, knowledge and skills, broaden your horizons, make useful connections and take your business idea to a serious leap up!
*Participants who have submitted applications and are selected by the jury will be invited to participate in the hackathon.
The Social Business Accelerator is designed for individuals and teams who already have a sustainable social business model or minimum viable product (MVP). During the accelerator, the participants will have consultations for 6 months by experts from various fields to help social businesses gain a foothold in the market. There will be an opportunity to purchase the equipment necessary for the development of social business.
*Only participants who have submitted applications and are selected by the jury will be invited to participate in the accelerator.
Introductory events are open to all interested and registered participants. Apply here: https://bit.ly/3528mOC
Registration for events is available till the beginning of each event.
Hackathon is open to changemakers who have submitted applications and are selected by the jury. Submit your application here: https://bit.ly/3bB2gYa
Registration to the hackathon is available until 05.31.
The selection process for accelerator is executed in several ways:
1) Zero-stage changemakers (who have only an idea but do not yet have a social business model or product prototype) are selected for the accelerator during the hackathon (fill in an application for a hackathon participant).
2) Social business developers who already have a product prototype or a sustainable social business model are invited to complete applications here: https://bit.ly/3bB2gYa
Social business ideas will be assessed according to the following criteria:
• Clear problem
• Proposed solution. Solution efficiency.
• Social impact. The business idea must contribute to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
• Financial viability perspective
Events and hackathon will take place online.
Acceleration activities will be carried out in Kaunas region. The location will be specified.
The number of team members in online activities is not limited. No more than 5 members of one team can consult in the accelerator at a time.
The aim of the program is to help change-makers to develop sustainable social businesses in Kaunas region, but the activities of the program are open to everyone, therefore not only change-makers from Kaunas region can participate.
All intellectual property rights will belong to the business developers.
During a three-day online hackathon, participants will be individually consulted by professional experts from various fields. Hackathon’s goal is to develop the idea of social business into a sustainable social business model. Participants who succeed in achieving the goal will be invited to participate in the accelerator.
Each social business developer (business entity) participating in the accelerator will have:
• Consulting package (value up to 8000 eur);
• Equipment needed for social business development (value up to 7000 eur).
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