Entrepreneur Accelerator and training

Impact Amplifier consistently hosts a range of accelerator and training programmes to get high growth potential impact businesses ready for investment.

In addition to supporting entrepreneurs on a one on one basis, Impact Amplifier has developed a series of programmes to support the investment readiness process as well as other interests in the social enterprise and impact investment ecosystem.

These programmes include a 3-6 month Accelerator, 3 day Bootcamps, and 1 day Workshops. These have been designed for individual businesses seeking a peer based, formal investment readiness process, as well as public and private organisations interested in manifesting a series of investable opportunities in a social sector or geography. Additionally, these programmes provide other entrepreneur support agencies with insights and opportunities for funding not covered in their training.

The programmes we provide include:

ACCELERATOR – this programme is delivered over a 3-6 month period with 10 entreprenuers who work through separate modules of the investment readiness process. These modules include:

• Impact case – problem, solution, metrics;
• Market access – sales, distribution, competition, and value proposition;
• Strategic growth plan;
• Finance – modelling and planning;
• Pitching – investment documents and presentation

Each module includes a combination of lectures, individual coaching, group discussions and presentations. In between each module there are a range of assignments required to progress the core tasks being reviewed. Each entrepreneur is supported by an Impact Amplifier staff member and mentors throughout the programme to assist them in completing each step.

The structure of each accelerator is designed to combine expert and peer-to-peer learning as well as pragmatic assignments that provide the basis for participants to secure investment.

BOOTCAMPS – these are a condensed version of the full accelerator programme typically delivered over three days with a wide range of participants. The intention of this structure is to expose the entrepreneurs to each step of the investment readiness process and provide strategic consultation to their businesses. The Bootcamps empower the entreprenuer with the tools required to build their investment case and solicit funding.

WORKSHOPS – generally constructed as one day events, Impact Amplifier offers training in social enterprise, impact investment, ethical supply chain creation, impact assessments, and how to build commercial solutions to social and environmental challenges.