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Social Impact Startup

Transform your social change idea into an innovative startup venture.

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Do You Have an Idea for Creating Positive Change in the World?

Are You Having Difficulties Getting Started?

Do You Feel...

  • Uncertain about what steps to take first?
  • Overwhelmed by the whole startup process?
  • Doubtful that you are qualified to become an entrepreneur?
  • Unconvinced that you can personally create social/environmental change?

This results-driven course enables you to:

  • Follow a step-by-step process to develop and test your startup concept
  • Create actionable deliverables, such as user personas and prototypes
  • Work with experienced mentors from the Social Sector Network team
  • Learn highly-valued social entrepreneurship skills and strategies
  • Make your social change vision a reality

Social Impact Startup Details

Designed for aspiring social entrepreneurs, Social Impact Startup helps you transform your idea for social/environmental change into a social enterprise. This self-paced program provides leading-edge tools and strategies so that you can effectively research, develop, and test your startup concept.

The Social Impact Startup curriculum is comprised of six, week-long modules, which you can complete at your own pace. Each module provides guidance and tools so that you can systematically pilot your social enterprise.

Module 1: Immersive Market Research

  • Identify your target market
  • Perform empathy-centric research
  • Develop a user persona
  • Define a problem to address
Module 2: Solution Design

  • Apply design thinking principles
  • Ideate potential solutions

Module 3: Business Model Canvas

  • Map your resources, relationships, and strategies
  • Explore potential revenue models
  • Create a guiding business plan

Module 4: Rapid Prototyping

  • Apply lean startup principles
  • Evaluate business model assumptions
  • Generate functioning prototypes
  • Gather user feedback

Module 5: Marketing Plan Creation

  • Assess your competition
  • Write a positioning statement
  • Produce content and outreach strategies

Module 6: Traction Strategy

  • Prepare to engage service providers and strategic partners
  • Learn about funding possibilities
  • Develop a 6-month roadmap for your startup


This is not your traditional course...

Social Impact Startup contains NO quizzes, exams, or long lectures.

Our curriculum is not designed to make you memorize boring information.

On the contrary, this course empowers you to unleash your creativity in exciting new ways!

Develop Your Venture through Creative Tasks

Social Impact Startup provides guidance to help you create a series of deliverables that so you can strengthen and test your social enterprise idea. Designed to promote active learning, this course leads you out of your comfort zone and enables you to craft innovative approaches to the problems you care most about solving. During this interactive course, you will create a portfolio of custom materials to share with potential customers, collaborators, and investors.

Take Action to Bring Your Idea to Life!

You Will Receive the Following Benefits from the Course:

  • 6 intensive learning modules covering key startup methodologies
  • 8+ guided assignments focused on real-world planning and testing
  • 0 meaningless quizzes and exams
  • Endless possibilities to unlock new innovative potential
  • Lifetime access to the course and updated materials

Plus, You Get One-on-One Mentoring!

The Social Sector Network team will provide personal mentoring for you over the duration of the course. Mentoring includes:

  • Feedback on weekly assignments
  • Startup strategy calls
  • Exclusive community membership
  • Access to Social Sector Network partners
 

Your Instructor


Social Sector Network, LLC
Social Sector Network, LLC

Social Sector Network is a support organization for social entrepreneurs and sustainable development practitioners. Our team leverages information and connections from a variety of disciplines to deliver top-quality training programs and advisory services. Although we are located in the United States, we are a globally integrated organization, delivering the majority of our support services online.

Taking a community-based approach, we pursue three main objectives:

  1. Providing Training: Skill-building is our primary focus at Social Sector Network. We offer an assortment of training programs, strategy guides, and advisory services to support social enterprise teams, as well as impact-oriented individuals. Prioritizing affordability and accessibility, we hope to cultivate a community of social entrepreneurship experts.
  2. Enabling Collaboration: By organizing online communities, we aim to spark collaboration around social innovation and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Social Sector Network encourages partnerships across traditional sectors by bringing together an eclectic mixture of organizations and individuals.
  3. Catalyzing Impact: Our primary goal is to catalyze impact by building a connected, global ecosystem of socially-conscious stakeholders. Through our community-based initiatives, we hope to promote widespread social innovation.

"Social sector network inspires me everyday as I thrive to build a better and more sustainable startup/entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa.

Social Sector Network has a great program for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. The online courses are just so incredible especially when starting a business and I am very much counting on these courses as I embark on a journey to help 25 young entrepreneurs."

- Mckevin Ayaba, CEO at Setup A Startup, CEO & Founder of SASAwards

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you enroll and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Ready to make a difference in the world?

What are you waiting for?

Enroll today.