News - 27th February, 2018

Resurgo Ventures Launches Applications for Social Impact Accelerator Programme

A social impact accelerator programme has been launched in an exciting development for Resurgo Ventures.

The accelerator, which begins in April, will be open to entrepreneurs who are running a business with social purpose, with the aim of equipping them to thrive.

The vision is to build a new generation of leading businesses, drawing on over ten years’ of proven social impact experience through Resurgo’s development of the award-winning Spear programme, as well as the success of Resurgo Ventures’ ‘CoLabs’: bespoke six-month programmes of tailored consultancy for entrepreneurs scaling social businesses.

The accelerator will run for 12 weeks and will draw together world-class experts to deliver training, including business strategy, social impact measurement, marketing, operations and product building – as well as being underpinned by a focus on character, purpose and leadership. Successful applicants will also receive equity investment and access to free office space for the duration of the programme.

Gordon Eichhorst, Head of Resurgo Ventures said, “A new generation of entrepreneurs has a vision for embedding social purpose into the heart of their business plan.  We want to encourage them to realise their vision by equipping them with the tools, advice, mentoring and investment that will collectively increase their chance of success. It’s our vision that the accelerator will bring together inspired entrepreneurs around the common goal of making a real difference to the world through their venture.”

Tom Jackson, Chief Executive of Resurgo Trust, the organisation behind the programme, said “This exciting new launch adds significant momentum to Resurgo’s purpose of leveraging the potential in society for creating good; as entrepreneurs, experts and investors are drawn together in a closer partnership to make innovation and real social change take place.”

We’re looking for early stage entrepreneurs building sustainable businesses with positive social impact. If this is you – we’d love you to apply for our next Accelerator, launching this April. Find out more here.