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REDpreneur in Athens

From the 4th until the 7th of October participants of the REDpreneur Program met in Athens for the first in person Workshop in the premises of Impact Hub Athens. Here are some first impressions of the very successful Workshop in Athens.
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REDpreneur Roadshow 6th of October 2021

As part of the REDpreneur Workshop in Athens a joint evening event took place 6th of October 2021. The so-called REDpreneur ROADSHOW, a joint event between Impact Hub Athens, New Paradigm Ventures, The Hellenic Impact Investing Network and the Red Cross offered REDpreneur participants the opportunity to meet innovators from Greece, Europe and beyond for a discussion on innovations and trends in the health and care sector. Paul Kidner (TIMA Foundation), Kostis Tselenis (The Hellenic Impact Investing Network) , Christian Kloyber (Austrian Red Cross) and Maria Stamatopoulou (Hellenic Red Cross) joined the Panel Discussion.

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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 😊

Masterclass launched
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Start of Master Class

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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End of Training Academy

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

Kick Off Zoom

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.