SE Outreach Accelerator – Scale Your Impact!
How to apply: Click here to fill out the application form. Read further down for more information about the program and the eligibility criteria.
Language: Language of instruction is English.
Cost: Free to attend, with most costs covered. Click here for more information.
The SE Outreach Accelerator is a scaling program for social entrepreneurs running businesses that address social and environmental challenges facing the developing world.
The program consists of three parts and runs over a period of six months. You will spend 3 x 2 weeks in Stockholm attending seminars, workshops and individual coaching sessions. An experienced mentor will also be assigned to you to help support you throughout the program. In between the two sessions in Stockholm you will return to your home country for a practical implementation phase.
The first part of the program will be held in Stockholm for three weeks, from April 24 until May 12 2017. During this time you will focus on assessing and understanding your business opportunities and drivers. You will also have your first meeting with your Stockholm-based mentor and start to build relationships with your fellow participants.
After part one you will travel back to your home country for a four month implementation period where you will put into action what you have learned, test out new ideas and network. While doing this you will still have the support of SE Forum, your mentors and fellow participants from the program. During this time you will have deliverables, which you will have to meet to be able to come back for the second part of the program.
For the final part of the program you will travel back to Stockholm to spend another three weeks with your peers, between September 11 and 29. During this time you will meet with your mentors, learn from each other’s experience and participate in workshops and coaching sessions with subject matter experts who will help you address the operational aspects of the challenges and opportunities you identified during the 4 month implementation period.
What you will gain:
The SE Outreach Accelerator is open for applicants with:
To apply we require that:
Application, 1st round
First round applications are open between October 3-31, 2016. Deadline is 10:00 AM CET (Stockholm time) on October 31st. Applications that come in after this deadline will not be reviewed. Submit your application here.
Application, 2nd round
A selected group of candidates will be sent a link by November 4 to fill in a second application. The second round application is due by November 14 2016.
Interviews will be conducted (on Skype) with top applicants between November 28 and December 9, 2016.
Selected social entrepreneurs are announced by December 19, 2016.
Applications are to be submitted via an online form, click here to apply.
It is not possible to save your answers along the way while completing the questions so we recommend that you download the questions, prepare your answers on a text file and copy and paste into the online form. Only selected applicants will be asked to complete the second application, but as the second application round is short (November 4-14 2016), we encourage motivated applicants to read through and possibly prepare answers to these questions beforehand.
For questions regarding the SE Outreach Accelerator Program go to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us on outreach(at)se-forum.se
Testimonials from past participants
“I came to the SE Outreach Accelerator with a charity mindset, but through the program I learned how to make real, sustainable impact through business creation. When I came to Stockholm I came with a charity organization, but I’m leaving with two businesses! Through SE Forum you learn how to manage a business, how to sustain it, leadership skills… You work with social entrepreneurs from all over the world and with experts from different fields. It’s a great opportunity!”
“I have never attended college/university and being in the same environment with a Stanford lecturer really proved to be beneficial for me . I feel so capable right now. I finally have the tools with which to create change and impact the world. The meetings with mentors and other social entrepreneurs from Sweden exposed me to a global way of thinking and looking at opportunities. I am leaving Stockholm with a realization that I am global player.”
“Before I joined the SE Outreach Accelerator I had the problem of monetizing my products. I have now been able to understand my business model better and identify my customers, which means I now can make money and run a sustainable business.”
“When I applied to this program I thought me and my team had everything under control. Being a social entrepreneur is often lonely and it’s easy to lose perspective. What I gained from the SE Outreach Accelerator was a new perspective on what I was doing and what the next steps needed to be. That was a big change for my entire organization. Social entrepreneurship is still quite new and it’s hard to combine financial sustainability with social impact. Achieving a balance is difficult and you need support! The SE Outreach Accelerator is an opportunity to absorb learnings and experiences from people from all over the world and apply it to the work that you are passionate about.”
“A billion thank you to the team behind SE Forum for the incredible energy, support and passion. In the next coming years,more East African households are going to blow out kerosene lamps and adopt clean energy solutions because of the connections and support we have received.”