Make a Wave is a unique Specialist Pre-Incubator Programme for Women Social Entrepreneurs.
Make a Wave helps participants to be better equipped and more confident to present projects to funders, angels, or investment panels, and communicate their business better.
MAKE A WAVE PI #3 -2014 - 250 Future Women Social Entrepreneurs
- Link to each session's feedback survey (online - Please fill in after each session, thanks!)
- Link to Make a Wave Impact Questionnaire (online - Once filled in, you will receive a copy by email. Go back to this regularly, to remind you of your progress!
*** Link to Make a Wave learning journal/blog*** (Tumblr - post a short article and don't forget to tag!)
Read: How to start designing your brand identity? (Blog) Olivia Knight - Ceo PatchworkPresent
Action: How well do you know yourself? (Includes quizz - great before your form a team)
Watch: Derek SIVERS – "How to start a movement" Look at this video http://youtu.be/V74AxCqOTvg?t=17s
3. Planning and Budgeting
Read: Business model canvas - Business model YOU! Learning from Bootcamp.
Action:3 Practical Pitching Tips
Action: Get funded!
- Download a Crowdfunding Advice Pack - (Zip File)
- Buzzbnk Page Campaign Template
- Buzzbnk Campaigns Details and Benefits Menu
Read: How to put yourself in the shoes of an investor! blog by Make a Wave Manchester Fellows.
Action: Get Free Legal Advice from our partners at TrustLaw (Conditions apply - Mention Ogunte in your application form)
- Applying for TrustLaw as a registered charity / non-profit
- Applying for TrustLaw as a For Profit Social Enterprise, please contact us directly to request the form
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How to remodel your social business? With June O'Sullivan, CEO Lond Early Years Foundation, Deputy Chair Social Enterprise UK
How do i grow as a social leader? With Servane Mouazan, CEO Ogunte CIC.
How do i Budget and Fundraise? (Packed with tips and processes!) With Servane Mouazan, CEO Ogunte CIC
How to get Pro-Bono Legal Advice? With Daniel Rostrup, Programme Manager TrustLaw, at Thomon Reuters.
How do you know you are making an impact? With Heather Black, CEO Economic Change, previously CEO Striding Out. Goes to Instant Presenter.
How to build a team and be a great collaborator (and avoid self-sabotage). With Melanie Stack (President Europe Yankee Candle Company; ex President Intl WeightWatcher Inc. Goes to InstantPresenter.com (sounds gets better 15 minutes in)
Give your social enterprise a solid make up session (Branding webinar) -with Olivia Knight from PatchworkPresent. Goes to Instantpresenter.com
Navigating the Funding Maze - With Erika Watson from PROWESS. Goes to Instantpresenter.com
MAKE A WAVE PI #2 - Learning Live Sessions - 2012-2013:
Have a go at THE BUSINESS DIAGNOSTIC FORM HERE (word doc) to work on the questions - (guidance included)
For Angels: Give what you are good at and help charities grow through strategic support, not just painting walls... Impetus Trust
MAKE A WAVE PI #1 - Learning Live sessions - 2011-2012
Read "Don't Wait to turnover £1m to start nurturing relationships"
Read "Drop the "We are a Social Enterprise" from the pitch"
Feedback ASTIA EUROPE with board member Sarah Ryan
Read "Not all Social Entrepreneurs are Treehuggers"
Feedback Merism Capital - Hub Venture Labs with CEO Stephen Rockman
Read "Communicate your Values in a Way People can Understand"
Feedback The Impetus Trust with CEO Daniela Barone Soares
Read "Women Business Angels, it's not About Having a Soft Touch"
Feedback Sally Goodsell, CEO FSE Group, Incito Ventures and Social Impact Co-Investment Fund
Read "Impact Investors should be able to deal with growing pains and hurdles"
Feedback Venture Partnership Foundation with Victoria Anderson (Board Director) and Andrea Soccorso (CEO)
Kate Welch OBE is founder and Chief Executive of Acumen Development Trust which works to achieve social and economic regeneration through learning, employment and enterprise. Acumen works across the North East and Cumbria engaging people in disadvantaged communities and supporting them to achieve their potential. Kate founded Acumen in 2003 having previously worked for JobCentre Plus and County Durham Training and Enterprise Council. In this Make a Wave pre-incubator recording, Kate shares insights and top tips on funding, investment, behaviour, and business development approaches.
Sherine Mahmoud (investment Analyst) outlines the importance of monitoring finances and understanding variables. What to get out of numbers, on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. What impact investors really expect!