Corona has shown us how much we need organizations that create social and ecological value—and an ecosystem in which they can thrive. The #AirMOOC & #AirCompetition (AIR: Accelerating Investment Readiness) aim at joining Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investing for more positive social change.
We are looking for social ventures, impact investors and policy makers who want to work jointly towards this endeavor. The Call for Applications for the international pitch competition is open now until 31st May, 2020. #AirMOOC will launch on 25th May and run for 6 weeks.
#AirCompetition will perform a two-stage screening of applying social enterprises (for-profit or non-profit) and select 30 ventures to compete in pitch competitions in 4 countries. The selected competitors will received one-on-one coaching before the pitches. Each winner will get at least 10,000 € in prize money (amount pending due to the crisis) and exclusive access to a large investor network. While the competition focuses on ventures from or operating in the Danube region, the MOOC is available to all.
#AirMOOC offers six modules focusing on topics at the intersection of social entrepreneurship and impact investing: Impact, Strategy, Finance, Governance, Scaling and Communication. As a follow-up to #AirMOOC selected participants can join even more intense “offline trainings”.
AIR is brought to you by the EU Interreg project “Finance4SocialChange”, a partnership of 14 organizations from 12 European countries.
👉 Join #AirMOOC & #AirCompetition at: https://air-mooc.teachable.com/
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