Want help with a social enterprise?
Are you a social enterpreneur with a novel idea?
If you are an early-stage social entrepreneur, Inventorium can help you clarify your vision, define your success criteria, and identify revenue opportunities.
We’ll help you determine if there’s a market for your idea, and what value you can add to the community you want to serve. We look at feasibility, costs and prepare you to build the right team for your social endeavour.
While you need to be financially viable, success will be determined by something other than the bottom line. For many non-profits and social enterprises, the customer might not be the user, or you might provide a mixture of paid, free, and/or subsidised services or products. We can help you establish how you will balance your revenue needs with your mission for social good.
When you contact Inventorium, we can introduce you to resources, people and information that can connect your social enterprise with people who can help make it work. When you’re ready to seek funding, Inventorium can advise on fundraising strategies and access to grant supports, including NDRC’s LaunchPad and Catalyser programmes.
- Is there a market for your idea?
- How will you engage with the community you wish to serve?
- Are your success criteria reasonable?
- Are there revenue opportunities that are achievable?
- Do you need to start a new service or can you partner with an existing one?
Idea generation workshops: Identifying new services or products requires disruptive thinking and imagination.
Concept expansion workshops: Once you’ve discovered a great new idea, you need to find out where it fits and how it will work for your business.
Commercial development workshops: Whether you’re improving services to your clients or you’re adding a service to your business that will raise funds for your organisation, you’ll need to make your idea financially viable.
Incubation space: Where appropriate, Inventorium offers short-term incubation space where you can begin to assemble your idea.