In 2015 and 2016, we were invited to join a team of business mentors on the RSA / Dotforge Impact programme, supporting early-stage entrepreneurs though their journey from early establishment to seeking external investors. We supported with a range of businesses involved in (amongst other things):
- offline payments for internet purchases for the unbanked population
social care “matching”, supporting elderly and vulnerable people to find appropriate residential/social care
- meal creation and delivery, providing training and work for unemployed and homeless people
In addition to this, we were invited to be on an expert panel for an RSA event social entrepreneurship, to encourage and support the establishment of new social businesses.