HISTORIES OF THE ACCELERATOR’S ALIASES
Future social entrepreneurs have successfully completed the acceleration. Behind 5 training modules, writing a business plan, first attempts at implementing your own idea and presenting the work. Read what our students have been taught and how it is to develop their own social business in our alumni stories.
“For me, the main problem was to take the first steps in organizing my own social enterprise. The zoom module taught us how to make a plan for the simple steps you need to take to bring your idea to life, ”said Victoria Korchevskaya, founder of the service for selling pet goods. 50% of the company’s profits will go to animal shelters. The authors also plan to encourage people to take the animal out of the shelter – for this the client will receive a 5% discount on the whole range.
The project participants included both startup entrepreneurs and those who were already trying to start their own social business – looking for ways to solve the problems that had arisen and the inspiration to stop. “In the course of our training, we have revised the concept of our project several times. And they realized that our target audience is women 40-45 +. They have great ideas, but they can be difficult to implement – and we want to help them with that, ”says author of the educational online platform for women aged 35+, Successful Victoria Savenko. According to Victoria’s idea, single mothers, IDPs, mothers of children with disabilities will study at 25% of places.
The Mamo Space co-working cafe lasted for half a year – but the business didn’t go away and the owner had to close it. “At some point I lost my strength and lost motivation. I had many questions that I wanted to answer. After completing the course at the Ukrainian Social Academy, I finally realized what I needed to do to implement the project. And I had a huge motivation to go and do! ”, – the author of the project Alon Grebenin shares. The Coffee Shop is a space for young moms to work, study, socialize and relax. After all, the decree is the most difficult period for the family, both financially, physically and psychologically – according to statistics, 60-70% of divorces occur in the first year after the birth of a child.
The peculiarity of training at the Accelerator is that it provides not only theory and consultations with specialists, but also the opportunity for networking. “First of all, I came to the Ukrainian Social Academy in order to meet new cool people and establish cooperation with other interesting projects,” – says Pulsarmag founder Andrey Kostyuk.
The next stage of the social entrepreneurship development program is mentoring. 13 teams have already started working with their mentors. On September 28, there will be speed racing, where startups will get versatile feedback and networking opportunities.