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Be a Changemaker
Become a REDpreneur
A program for Changemakers and advocates for change

Staff & Volunteers

Are you a staff member or volunteer of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and curious to explore how to improve the living conditions of people and generate income for your organization?
REDpreneur is the first-of-its-kind global innovation and acceleration program of the Austrian Red Cross to support the development of business skills and innovative impact driven enterprises in the Red Cross core services WASH, Health, Disaster Risk Reduction, First Aid and Prehospital Care. By offering a unique immersive learning experience, REDpreneur supports changemakers of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, local Civil Society Organisations and impact driven startups in improving their business skills and developing social business models that prioritize transformative social impact while striving for financial sustainability.

CSO & Startups

Are you a CSO or Start-Up with a feasible, realistic, and scalable business case in the area of Health, WASH, First Aid, Prehospital Care or Disaster Risk Management?
REDpreneur is the first-of-its-kind global innovation and acceleration program of the Austrian Red Cross to support the development of business skills and innovative impact driven enterprises in the Red Cross core services WASH, Health, Disaster Risk Reduction, First Aid and Prehospital Care. By offering a unique immersive learning experience, REDpreneur supports changemakers of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, local Civil Society Organisations and impact driven startups in improving their business skills and developing social business models that prioritize transformative social impact while striving for financial sustainability.

Corporate Partners

Do you want to act in an environment where concrete measures are taken to improve access and quality of living conditions? Each Euro donated to REDpreneur will serve to build services that can earn income, thus, multiplying the effect of the financial contributions.
INVEST IN HUMANITY
The Austrian Red Cross aims to position the Austrian Red Cross as a central program for entrepreneurship within the global International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Program will empower staff and volunteers from potentially 192 countries to ideate and validate new business models for their core activities. Alumni of the REDpreneur Master Class will have developed a sound business, impact and financial model, and ventures which are ready for piloting or scale-up. In order to continue this successful activity and to position the REDpreneur as a central program of this initiative within the global RCRC Movement in future, we are looking for REDpreneur partners and sponsors who want to act in an environment where concrete measures are taken to improve access and quality of living conditions.
What is Redpreneur?

REDpreneur is the first-of-its-kind global innovation and acceleration program of the Austrian Red Cross to support the development of business skills and innovative impact driven enterprises in Red Cross Core Services. By offering a unique immersive learning experience, REDpreneur supports changemakers of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, local Civil Society Organisations and impact driven startups in improving their business skills and developing social business models that prioritises transformative social impact while striving for financial sustainability.

The next REDpreneur cycle is planned to start in January 2023.

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The REDpreneur Program
Online Training Academy

Are you:

  • a volunteer or staff member of the RCRC Movement?
  • a CSO or Start-Up planning to start a social impact business?
  • keen on learning new skills from experts in the field of social entrepreneurship?
  • curious to explore how to improve the living conditions of people and generate income for your organisation?
  • willing to spend 3-5h/week over the course of 4-6 weeks
  • able to participate in regularly online live sessions

Then join the REDpreneur Online Training Academy and develop business skills, innovate and validate impactful and financial sustainable business ideas!

Over a duration of approx. 4-6 weeks you will:

  • learn to develop a business plan (10 slides deck)
  • learn to develop a financial plan
  • join highly engaging fully online live webinars and coaching sessions
  • get inspired by relevant stakeholders in the social business sphere, such as guest speakers, investors, entrepreneurs, experts and members of the RCRC Movement
  • exchange with peers during regular online Town Halls
  • connect with other intrapreneurs from the RCRC movement and further CSOs and Start-Ups
  • practice to pitch
  • pitch your idea during a closing and pitching event

The REDpreneur Online Training Academy is open for everyone with or without a business idea willing to strengthen his/her business skills and learn more about entrepreneurship!

Master Class

Are you:

  • a venture team from the RCRC Movement, a CSOs or a Start-Up with a feasible, financially sound, realistic and scalable business case in the area of WASH, Health, Disaster Risk Reduction, First Aid or Prehospital Care?
  • willing to spend 4-5 h per week over the course of 2-3 months
  • able to travel to an in-person meeting in Europe
  • open to explore investment possibilities

Then apply for the REDpreneur Master Class to bring your business idea to the next level and get market ready!

Over a duration of approx. two-three months you will:

  • Join highly engaging fully online webinars and coaching sessions
  • learn to finetune your business and financial plan to be pilot ready
  • understand and implement business fundamentals such as Theory of Change, Value Proposition and Revenue Models
  • get to know the ins and outs of core strategy topics such as Customer Groups, Go to Market Strategy, Team, Finance and Funding
  • meet relevant stakeholders in the social business sphere, such as guest speakers, investors, entrepreneurs, experts and members of the RCRC Movement
  • Connect with peers and decision makers of the RCRC movement in a in-person workshop

The REDpreneur Master Class is open for venture teams who want to pilot and scale their ventures within or in cooperation with the RCRC Movement.

Did we catch your attention and interest?

The next REDpreneur cycle (Training Academy) is planned to start in January 2023, and the Master Class will take place after end of Training Academy.

The register link is not open yet, but you are very welcome to express your interest here redpreneur@redcross.at

We will then automatically put you on the waiting list and contact you as soon as the next cycle is open for registrations. This can help you ensure your REDpreneur spot.

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Funders, Team & Experts about the REDpreneur approach
Gunter Schall, Head of Unit Private Sector and Development, Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

"For years, we have recognized that the SDGs cannot be achieved by business as usual. We are well aware what is needed instead: New approaches, new competences, new partnerships, and new financing modalities."

Nikolaus Hutter, NPV, Lead Trainer REDpreneur

"REDpreneur is a first-of-its kind program in the field of enterprise solutions for health and care-related challenges. That alone is exciting, and it is hard to overstate the importance of the vision of all Red Cross partners and the support of the Austrian Development Agency. However, what excites me even more is the energy, passion, and commitment that all participants and those involved in delivering the program are bringing to this journey together. And we have only just started…. Onwards!"

Diego Heatherman, Impact Hub Vienna, REDpreneur Cohort Manager

"It is inspiring to see one of the world's most established and impactful NGOs reach beyond the status quo and not only tolerate but actively promote innovation within its own structures. This creates a real chance to scale promising approaches for social impact."

Christian Kloyber, Innovation Facilitator Austrian Red Cross

“Having been developing and implementing grant funded projects at Austrian Red Cross for over 10 years I saw some great outcomes disappear due to the lack of follow-up funding. Thus I am really grateful to be part of a journey towards more financial sustainability of our services. I can’t wait to see how we start putting more focus on delivering and expanding our services instead of constantly seeking for new funding sources.”

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