Are you a Brisbane-based early-stage/start-up social entrepreneur?  

A social entrepreneur is someone who pursues an innovative idea with the potential to solve a community problem.  The main goal of a social entrepreneur is not necessarily to earn a profit, but rather to implement widespread improvements in society.  It can encompass many different fields, disciplines and organisation types, ranging from for-profit businesses to hybrid models combining charitable work with business activities, to non-profit charities, voluntary sector organisations and non-governmental organisations.

If this sounds like you (or somebody you may know), then you might be interested in applying for the Elevate+ Accelerator Program. The Brisbane City Council in conjunction with Impact Boom have developed the program to provide an opportunity for up to 25 early-stage social entrepreneurs to participate in a fully subsidised social enterprise accelerator program to develop their dream.

The program consists of face-to-face workshops with leading industry professionals, a private pitch event in front of an expert panel, and a public pitch event at the Brisbane Powerhouse with the Lord Mayor, investors and industry affiliates.

The program runs from February to May 2018 and is designed to fit into your daily work schedule.

Applications close Wednesday 24 January 2018, and successful applicants will be announced Monday 5 February 2018.

Entrants can apply online at https://www.impactboom.org/elevate-plus. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to apply.

This is a great way to grow your enterprise and maximise your social impact!