Starting a business is hard work. Starting one that is good for the world is even harder. Research shows that 9 out of 10 startups fail before reaching scale.
To help social impact businesses make it through this “startup valley of death” — also known as the pioneer gap — we’re teaming up with SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) to help get more support to the leaders and doers behind world-changing ideas.
Both MovingWorlds and SOCAP are committed to removing the barriers to success for the aspiring social entrepreneurs of the future. What are the biggest barriers? Accessing the talent and skills to operate successful organizations and accessing the financing needed to grow and reach scale. MovingWorlds addresses the first — the lack of access to skills — through the experteering movement. SOCAP addresses the second — the lack of access to financial capital — by helping connect social entrepreneurs to impact investors. As a SOCAP Network Partner, we are helping to spread the word and share opportunities for social entrepreneurs to attend SOCAP through programs such as their Social Entrepreneur Scholarship, and SOCAP Open. Together, we look forward to empowering the changemakers working to build the world we want to leave for future generations.
SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is dedicated to accelerating a new global market at the intersection of money & meaning. Its world-renowned conference series is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs, convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Social Capital Conference, and as a follower of MovingWorlds, you’re eligible to share our $250 discount. Register here and use code NP_MovingWorlds at checkout.
If you’re a social entrepreneur looking for sponsorship and business support, apply to SOCAP’s generous business acceleration program here by June 1.
At MovingWorlds, we’re dedicated to building the leaders and doers behind world-changing ideas. As the leading platform for mobilizing talent for social good, we support social enterprises around the world working to achieve the SDGs with capacity-building experteers. If you are part of a social enterprise that could benefit from pro-bono support, apply to join our platform as an organization here.