Social Business Bootcamp
The Social Business Bootcamp is an intense 10-day course for people who have an idea they believe can solve a social or environmental challenge. The training helps participants turn their ideas into viable business plans.
We have had the opportunity of delivering Bootcamps in Kenya and Palestine and have had 43 entrepreneurs go through the training, with a majority still running their enterprises, and with improved sustainability. Several of the entrepreneurs have also gone on to receive great acknowledgements of their entrepreneurship, such as Wilhelm Oddo being named on the list of the 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths, and Towett Ng’etich being awarded the Queen’s Young Leaders Award by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
The Social Business Bootcamp helped me develop my vision of Uthabity. It gave me a chance to develop a disruptive business model, and at the same time, maintaining the sustainability. I can point out with confidence that the financial sessions at the Bootcamp is what built Uthabity into a fully operational company.
– Towett Ng’etich, Uthabiti
Thanks to SE Forum Mini Accelerator, Taka Smart moved from being a college students’ idea to a registered company with impact. The accelerator helped us better package our product to not only solve a problem but to put our customer first. Through the mini accelerator, Taka Smart has gained partners, media recognition and growth that we would not have gotten in any other way
–Saruni Maina, Taka Smart
Mini Accelerator was a life changing experience which helped me to restructure my social enterprise model and develop a financially sustainable model. It increased my expertise in business modeling and presentation skills. Right after the training I was able to comfortably teach or train BMC to my students at Nlab and other organizations such as Help to help and Apps and girls. Now I run a series of trainings to university students in their respective institutions. Because of the exposure and credibility from SE training I was accepted to join the highly competitive YALI program!
– Wilhelm Oddo, Nlab