When & Where: Yerevan, Armenia––November 6-10, 2019
Organisers: Prague Civil Society Centre and Impact Hub Yerevan
Languages: Russian and English (both at least at the level of understanding)
The Prague Civil Society Centre and Impact Hub Yerevan are now accepting applications for participation in ExChange Your Impact, a workshop for social entrepreneurs who want to scale up their operation, talk shop and exchange ideas with an international group of peers.
The workshop will bring together social entrepreneurs and NGO workers from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia who are not only changing the world for the better, but also generating revenue to sustain their operation at the same time.
During the workshop, participants will share their experiences in managing a social enterprise, the pitfalls they’ve encountered and swap social business life hacks that save time and resources. Experts in social start-up business development and management will lead the workshops. Every participant will have the chance to build a scaling plan and development strategy for his or her own social business.
You can apply if:
–You have a ready-made social business involving innovative spaces and hubs, or that operates in disadvantaged regions, serves vulnerable groups (disabled, elderly, disadvantaged children, etc.), or that focuses on ecology, ecological or social tourism, or the monetisation of NGOs.
–Your project has already been launched, is successfully developing as a business and already generates income.
–You have ambitions for further growth of the business or ideas for its financial strengthening and scaling.
–You want to share your own experience of social entrepreneurship or monetisation of your NGO with other people and organisations.
At The Workshop
Theory: Mentors and experienced entrepreneurs will present methods for building a business model, effective project and product management and other topics at the participants’ request.
Workshops: Discover new ways to put your ideas into practice, carve out new markets and plan the next phase of your enterprise.
Analytics: Learn how to use metrics to measure your social and economic impact and incorporate them into your strategy.
Networking: Get acquainted with the peculiarities of social business in other countries, exchange experience with other owners and managers and forge partnerships for joint projects.
Marketing: Learn how to make your brand recognisable, create a buzz and communicate effectively, on social networks in particular.
Excursions: Visit creative spaces and social project offices in Yerevan (Impact Hub Yerevan, TUMO, HDIF) to learn about their development and monetisation.
Organisers will cover transportation, meals and accommodation in double rooms (men and women separate) for those selected to participate.
How to apply
Fill in the application form by September 29, 2019.
Email us with any question at firstname.lastname@example.org