We work with three groups of people: Social Enterprises, business professionals, plus Corporates and civil sector organisations.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISES: We are scouting for 15 creative and social enterprises from London in 2019 to join our 6 month Incubator starting in July. Visit the ‘Enterprises’ tab to find out how we can support you. Express interest below and a member of the team will get in touch to discuss your requirements. Those eligible will be invited to apply.
VOLUNTEERS: We are inviting 15 volunteer international business professionals to join our Summer & Autumn 2019 Consulting Programmes. Applications opened 1st March 2019 via the ‘Volunteers’ section on our website. Express interest below and we’ll get in touch.
CORPORATES: To find out how we can support your skill-sharing programme, express interest below!

Incubator Application Process & Milestones (enterprises)

1. Express Interest

Submit an expression of interest via our Express Interest link above. 

2. Elibility Check

A member of the team will then be in touch to discuss arrange a time to chat to explore your business challenges and how we can best help you.

3. We invite you to apply and register your possible assignments

Applications are currently open, so providing eligibility you can now apply. Deadline to apply, get accepted and fully registered is 4th February 2019. It takes on average around 20-30 minutes to apply and submit all the details of your assignments.

4. If we feel that we have a good match for you…

We’ll make you a formal offer to join us and invite you to an onboarding call.

5. You accept your offer

You accept your offer within 3 working days by way of submitting your payment details online and choosing which onboarding call you want to attend.

6. Consulting & Client Matching

We will send you some admin and paperwork to approve. This gives us documentation of the assignments that we scoped out to approve and amend, and we then share this documentation with the Consultant who we have matched with you. 

7. Your Official Onboarding – 1 hour call

Roughly 5 weeks ahead of the programme start date we’ll set up a conference call for all Social Enterprises on the programme to receive your pre-programme onboarding. This will include general kick off information, as well as some training on management, milestones and timelines, objectives and expectations. This is a great opportunity to meet your programme fellows.

8. Introductory Client Call

You will be expected to set up your introductory Consultant call no later than 3-4 weeks before you start the programme. Together you and the Consultant discuss and finalise the details of the consultancy assignment, making it tailor made for your placement. The Consultant will have received your Client Profile and will be briefed on your availability, requirements, and proposed timings so nothing should be a major surprise.

9. Starting the programme

After your initial Introductory Call it’s important that you both set up the first meet & greet: whether it’s online or offline. It’s important to meet with the Consultant and get to know each other. You also agree terms of the role and define the SMART objectives. At the end of Week 1 we’ll get together on a conference call to discuss how you’re getting on and share experiences. You’ll be able to set up a 121 video or voice call with a member of the _SocialStarters team should you wish from week 2. There’ll be an online space for everyone to share thoughts/comments/troubleshooting requests in relation to their client and the _SocialStarters experience.

10. By the end of the programme

The idea is that you will have been working to pre-agreed milestones and goals within a predetermined timeframe. It will be your role to manage the Consultants expectations around this if you think any of the perametres have changed. You will submit your end of programme report to _SocialStarters, which is a document that showcases the work you have done and the progress the client has made as a result of your support. At the end of the programme you submit our End of Programme Survey so we can get feedback on how the programme went and what we can do to support you going forward.