PwC and Impact Hub scale social ventures

Leading London for-good workspace Impact Hub King’s Cross has joined forces with professional services giant PwC to help social ventures scale to meet UN global goals on education and jobs. 

Impact Hub King's CrossThe two organisations have come together for the programme to help “ambitious, fast-growth, disruptive scale-ups who want to shape the future of education and employment in the UK and beyond”.

The programme is targeting ventures working on increasing quality education and employment opportunities and contribute to UN sustainable development goals SDG4 and SDG8.

“We will only be working with a limited number of organisations, so don’t miss out. The focus is to connect your business with decision makers in the public and private sectors,” explain the partners in a blog post this week.

Who it’s for

Impact ventures, social enterprises and mission-driven organisations:

  • Working in the field of education and/or employment
  • With a proof of market and proof of impact
  • Focusing on B2B sales (to private and public sector organisations)
  • Aiming to accelerate their business growth and impact
  • With sufficient leadership capacity to dedicate 1 day per week and an openness to learn, develop capabilities and build organisational structures to scale
  • Based in the UK or aiming to scale to the UK.

How it works

Three months of intensive support for the companies, with benefits including:

  • Access to potential customers and partners (handpicked, individual introductions and bespoke support)
  • Opportunities to present in front of a selected audience of representatives from public and private sector organisations
  • In depth business diagnostic by consultants and support to structure a growth plan
  • Access to facilitated business masterclasses worth over £10,000, led by industry experts and serial entrepreneurs
  • Mentoring and strategic advice from industry leaders.

Applications are open until March 23 for the intensive support programme, running from April to July. A final event happens in July. Enterprises will need to pay a participation fee of £7,500, but can apply for a £2,500 grant from the PwC impact fund.

PwC is the world’s biggest professional services business. Its declared mission is “to build trust in society and solve important problems”. The Impact Hub King’s Cross workspace is designed for people working to create positive social and environmental change.

For more information on the programme, email Christine Spernbauer at Impact Hub King’s Cross. Apply online by March 23