SOCIFACTION is a social business accelerator program for young passionate individuals with ideas how to solve social and environmental problems.
The program is designed in cycles, where teams and individuals submit their ideas that can solve a social issue and have the potential to become financially sustainable. Or in other words, to become a profitable social business. So far there have been 2 cycles and we have nearly 100 alumni from Latvia and Lithuania.
Our methodology is rooted in the understanding that entrepreneurship is best learnt through hands-on experiences and creative action, so a large part of the program is practical, with 3 months of support from experienced mentors.
The program is part of an ERASMUS+ project 'Making Good Deeds Profitable' and it is created in partnership between NGO Avilys (LT), Geri Norai(LT) , Red Ochre (UK), Not Perfect Riga (LV).
Check out how we did in first cycle with 40 participants:
Here is a peek at the fantastic time we had in Vilnius at the final stage of the 2nd cycle in November! This time we had nearly 60 participants.
A huge THANKS goes to Kablys Culture Bar, indoor skate park and hostel in Vilnius who hosted us during both training cycles (they were also one of the participating teams in the 1st cycle!).
Another huge THANKS goes to Jamaika hostel who hosted us during the 3 events in Vilnius, too!
And we also had a fantastic time with PIENS klubs and PIENS GATAVO, who fed and hosted us during our event in Riga in July!
3rd SOCIFACTION cycle was meant to empower people with disabilities. Social business could be the solution for those people, help them to create their own workplace and even employ other disabled people. Through the development of social business they can also solve problems that rise whuke living with disability. Here are some moments from the event held at Europa city hotel in Lithuania.