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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 😊

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What's next? The Master Class!

Successful Training Academy graduates and new Venture Ideas have now got the possibility to apply for the REDpreneur Master Class (starting in June 2021) for in-depth knowledge to get financial and business plans of selected business ideas ready for launching. The Master Class will take a deep look at impact ventures and offers a holistic and well-rounded approach to early-stage business development, through group sessions and targeted and individualized coaching, including 2 in person Workshops, planned in autumn 2021. This great possibility of meeting relevant stakeholders in the social business sphere and health sector, such as guest speakers, investors, entrepreneurs, experts and members of the Red Cross Movement is now open for registration for NGO´s and social entrepreneur Venture Teams  willing to translate a business idea from planning phase to implementation. The Master Class will also open to Corporate Learners which wants to profit from the benefits of the program. 

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Trainig Academy Pitching Session

After 12 weeks of intensive learning in 10 working groups the 40 REDpreneur Training Academy Participants presented 10 venture ideas in an online pitching event on May 19th 2021.
The feedback from our expert panel comprised of guests from ADA, IFRC and Impact Hub was very positive and we are looking forward to seeing the venture ideas being developed further in the REDpreneur Masterclass.

Impressions from the event

What's next? The Masterclass!

Successful Training Academy graduates and new Venture Ideas have now got the possibility to apply for the REDpreneur Master Class (starting in June 2021) for in-depth knowledge to get financial and business plans of selected business ideas ready for launching. The Master Class will take a deep look at impact ventures and offers a holistic and well-rounded approach to early-stage business development, through group sessions and targeted and individualized coaching, including 2 in person Workshops, planned in autumn 2021. This great possibility of meeting relevant stakeholders in the social business sphere and health sector, such as guest speakers, investors, entrepreneurs, experts and members of the Red Cross Movement is now open for registration for NGO´s and social entrepreneur Venture Teams  willing to translate a business idea from planning phase to implementation. The Master Class will also open to Corporate Learners which wants to profit from the benefits of the program. 

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During the online Training Academy participants develop fundamental skills and concepts in the field of impact enterprise. Joint focus on selected business cases through peer-to-peer learning allows participants to immerse in an applied training environment.

The Kick-Off of the Online Training Academy took place on the 25th of February 2021. 12 weeks later 40 participants have been working in 10 working groups on 10 Venture Ideas and will present their results in a 3 minutes pitch on the 19th of May. A Jury of three representatives from the target region will give Feedback on the pitches and work done so far.

Successful Training Academy graduates will have the possibility to apply for the following Master Class (starting in June 2021) for in-depth knowledge to get financial and business plans of selected business ideas ready for launching.

We look forward to share more about the Pitching Session and the Master Class in our next Newsletter.

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REDpreneur on the RED Social Innovation Platform

REDpreneur was created by the Austrian Red Cross international cooperation department as a result of a yearlong dialogue with specialists to assess its opportunities in the impact investing field. The need for the program is based on demographic trends, structural and developmental changes as well as shifts in financing models of the public, non-profit and private sectors.A newly established RED Social Innovation Platform by the French and Spanish Red Cross showcases selected innovations to social challenges developed in the 192 national Red Cross/Red Crescent societies.Have a look at how REDpreneur is featured on the RED Social Innovation Platform.

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Source: https://red-social-innovation.com/en/
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Training Academy Launched

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The REDpreneur Training Academy that will bring Business Ideas and knowledge for developing mission driven enterprises to the next level has launched!

We are happy to report about a successful Kick-Off Session of the REDpreneur Training Academy on February 25, 2021.

47 persons joined the online Kick-Off session from all over the world; Rwanda, Nigeria, United States, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Montenegro, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Austria, just to mention some of the nations that participated.

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Next virtual information sessions

Our next virtual info sessions:

REDpreneur: What’s in for Learners (21.1.2021 3pm CET)? https://tinyurl.com/redpreneur4learners

REDpreneur: What’s in for Venture teams (21.1.2021 4pm CET). https://tinyurl.com/redpreneur4ventures

Join via MS Teams by clicking on the links at the start time of the meeting.

Any questions before that? Write us!

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Call for: Impact Enterprise Specialists

The Austrian Red Cross is launching a call to tender bids.

Purpose: Service Contract for impact enterprise specialists with broad experience and skillset inincubation, acceleration and investment facilitation program design and delivery

Project:  REDpreneur: business skills and enterprise development program

The REDpreneur program

The REDpreneur program aims to support Red Cross Societies and social entrepreneurs in East and South East Europe and the South Caucasus to develop impactful and sustainable ventures that seek to improve access to and quality of health and social services. More details about the program are available on our website www.repreneur.org.

Within the REDpreneur, specialists will be needed to support participants of the different tracks (venture or learner) to successfully fulfill their ambition to develop and improve their business skills. Co-trainers will be required to work closely with the lead trainer New Paradigm Ventures.

Your tasks

The consultants will be responsible to work together closely with NPV as the lead consultant, across the whole program cycle in preparation, attraction and selection, communication and coordination as well as workshop design and delivery, including coaching and mentoring for successful venture take-up.

The location of the assignment is Vienna, Belgrade and Kiev, for three in-person workshops. Other work can be completed online/ virtually in close collaboration with Austrian Red Cross and New Paradigm Ventures. An equivalent of 108 person days shall hereby be delivered by a team of minimum three persons over a duration of 10 months.

Your profile

With a background in international development and/or mission-driven business, the consultants must have extensive experience in enterprise models for impact, including entrepreneurship, finance and investment, and impact measurement.

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Please contact redpreneur@redcross.at to receive the call documents including Terms of Reference, Declaration of Seller and Contract Notice, or for any clarification needed.

Deadline for submission of offers will be Monday 18th of January 2021, 11:59pm CET.