Applications are open for Investec Beyond Business’ support programme for emerging social enterprises in east London.
The programme is looking for budding entrepreneurs who are committed to creating successful businesses that are both profit making and deliver serious social and/or environmental outcomes. Applicants will be invited to pitch their business ideas to the Investec Beyond Business ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel. Successful applicants are then provided with up to £20k of investment funding as well as membership of the programme.
The combination of investment funding and skills support helps to ensure the entrepreneurs success in creating sustainable businesses to make real and lasting changes in the community. If you have recently set up your business or have a great idea for one with a clear social purpose, Investec Beyond Business want to hear from you.
Since 2011, the programme has helped set up 50+ new social enterprises in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham, 80% of which are still in business. 375 jobs have been created in east London and a combined turnover of over £6m has been generated.
Applications close on the 10 May. For any questions about the programme please contact Kim.Hayman@bbbc.org.uk