RED preneur

Master Class launched

The REDpreneur Master Class for changemakers and advocates for change has launched!

We are happy to report about a successful Kick-Off Workshop of the REDpreneur Master Class from the 29th of June – 2nd of July, 2021.
11 Venture Teams and 12 Learners are taking their Venture ideas to the next level and will meet relevant stakeholders in the social business sphere and health sector, such as guest speakers, investors, entrepreneurs, experts and members of the Red Cross Movement in the coming weeks and months.
We are glad to continue the work with Venture ideas from our Red Cross partner Societies and also very excited to welcome the new Ventures who have joined us for the Master Class: WiiQare , My Personal Health Bank and Motivation Charitable Trust.
Over the summer online Workshops will keep our participants engaged and will be followed by two in person Workshops in Athens-Greece and Vienna-Austria, planned in autumn 2021. Masterclass Infographic
Below we share with you one of our Kick-Off smiley pics 😊
Kick-Off Smileys Photo

Master Class Ventures

Learn more about the Venture ideas within the Master Class

One of the Venture Teams comes from North Macedonia and internally they call themselves “The Transporters”. The team consists of three people from the Red Cross of North Macedonia and the Austrian Red Cross. Aleksandra Boeva, Tamara Grbevska, and Christian Diemt are working together since last year in another very related project.
They started developing and will soon pilot the Emergency Button service according to the model which is used in Austria. During this process, the team faced some challenges. One was a very slow ambulance service when it comes to older people, and another one is the lack of an affordable patient transport service in the country. The pandemic made the situation even worse, and so the REDpreneur programme came in handy.
The team applied with its venture idea and developed it further during the business skills trainings of the REDpreneur Training Academy. Now “The Transporters” are ready to continue their REDpreneur journey within the Master Class. The idea of the venture is to develop a patient transport system which allows for example frail or sick persons to get a transport to their doctor's appointment. The future teams of the service will pick up the patients from their homes, help or carry them to the vehicle, and transport them to the doctor or hospital. Next to First Aid, the staff will have a special education about techniques to transfer and transport the patient in a safely manner.
Within the REDpreneur Master Class, the venture idea will be further improved. The aim of the Master Class is not only to develop a business plan, but also to develop a sustainable service which can be piloted after the programme.
In July Aleksandra and Tamara visited Christian and the Austrian Red Cross in Vienna where this nice picture was taken 😊
RK Atzenbrugg KTW - Hochformat original
We will continue to write about our ventures in future Newsletters, so stay tuned!

REDpreneur Summer Greetings

Best Summer Moment 2021

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About the REDpreneur program

The REDpreneur Program is a Business Skills and Enterprise Development Program supporting the development of impactful ventures for providing health and social services.
Main Target Region is East and South East Europe and South Caucasus. The program facilitated by the Austrian Red Cross is funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADA) and carried out by New Paradigm Ventures and Impact Hub Vienna.

Partners of the REDpreneur program:

Albanian Red Cross, Armenian Red Cross, Georgia Red Cross, Red Cross of Montenegro, Red Cross of North Macedonia, Ukrainian Red Cross, Red Cross of Serbia.

For more information on the Program you are welcome to visit our Website
REDpreneur Program
Facilitated by Austrian Red Cross
Bauernmarkt 6
1010 Vienna