The Better Incubation project (2021-22) worked with incubation, acceleration and business support providers to make social entrepreneurship more impactful and truly inclusive.
Mobilising and empowering business support organisations helps create a more supportive ecosystem for impact. Beyond building the ecosystem, Better Incubation strengthened the long-term financial stability of social entrepreneurs, especially those from underrepresented groups. Programme highlights included the development of practical tools like the Better Incubation Roadmap and the opportunity to connect with communities of practice. Connecting with the communities broke down siloes and brought unexpected collaborators together. EVPA members now have the opportunity to discover rising talent from underrepresented groups and boost access to professional-advancement opportunities for these individuals.
>Switch Pitch: Six reverse pitching webinars introduced real investors for impact to the Better Incubation community
>Inclusion by Design: Our communities of practice were a unique opportunity to exchange practical knowledge on how to best support entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs from under-represented groups in Europe.
>Dialogue on the Road: Our 15-stage regional and European policy roadshow engaged the wider ecosystem to seize the potential of social entrepreneurship to create and scale up new business models and boost employment.