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Next REDpreneur Townhall 26/5: Workplace First Aid as a Business

Why not save lives at the same time as raising money?

Visit the next REDpreneur Town Hall on May 26 from 13:00 – 14:00 CET and meet Piers Flavin, Business Development Advisor, Netherlands Red Cross which will give us an insight on how National Societies in Africa and further afield are building successful Workplace First Aid Businesses, and how you can do it also.

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ARE YOU READY 4 RED? REDpreneur TOWNHALL Meeting 28/4/2022 @ 13CET

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Visit the next REDpreneur Town Hall and meet Bettina Steinbrugger, Co-founder and CEO of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative erdbeerwoche and READY FOR RED


Find more information here: READY FOR RED

WHEN: Thursday, 28th April 2022 | 13:00 – 14:00 CET
TEAMS-LINK for the online Town Hall: klick here
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Call for: Evaluation Consultant (expired)

Austrian Red Cross REDpreneur Program

Evaluation – impact enterprise specialist with broad experience in evaluation and assessment of developmental programs, business development, social entrepreneurship and market research.

The Business Skills and Enterprise Development Program REDpreneur (www.redpreneur.org) by the Austrian Red Cross aims to initiate and support a paradigm shift within Red Cross and CSO partners in the target region towards understanding, considering and applying market-based approaches to tackle social issues in the areas of health and social services. REDpreneur developed, tested and refined a program that empowered Red Cross and CSO partners to incubate social enterprise business models for health and social services that prioritize transformative social impact while striving for financial sustainability by generating revenues through a mix of funding.

The main purpose of the external evaluation is to provide an overview of the set targets reached so far as well as a transparent analysis of success factors and challenges encountered during program implementation. Additional goal of the evaluation is to receive an in-depth analysis incl. recommendation on a sustainable Follow Up Program (REDpreneur 2.0).  

Offers shall include a proof of the contractor´s Domain Expertise, whereby the Domain Expertise can be covered of one or several team members.

The final evaluation contractor should have experience in the following domains: 

  • Experience in research methods, conducting interviews, reviews, evaluations and assessments of developmental programmes,  
  • Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Market Research.

Duration:

equivalent of 40-50 person days shall be delivered over a duration of 2 months

Location:

Home-based, except from a Focus Group discussion in Vienna, Austria

Contact:

redpreneur@redcross.at to receive the Terms of Reference

Submission Deadline:

18th of April 2022

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.

DEADLINE EXPIRED. Thank you for your applications and offers!

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REDpreneur in Vienna

Mid November, REDpreneur had its closing Workshop in Vienna. During the hybrid closing event hosted on thehybridstage.live participating venture teams were invited to pitch their venture ideas to a panel from the WU NGO Academy, tech2impactImpact Hub Basel and Austrian Red Cross.
Thank you to all our participants, partners and contributors for your impactful venture ideas and efforts within the REDpreneur program!

We look forward to follow up on our participants and wish them all the best and good luck with the implementation of their ideas.

Here you can re-watch the closing event: https://www.thehybridstage.live/redpreneur

And here is a video from the REDpreneur Workshop at Impact Hub Athens, Greece in October this year.

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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 😊

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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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