We are looking for a social entrepreneur with passion to establish a business for social good. Apply until January 20, 2020.
Who are you?
You have a great business idea which solves a clear social or ecological issue in your community. You are interested to set up and run your own social enterprise. You have pre-experience as an entrepreneur, and you are aware what it means to work by yourself without a fixed salary. You have a long-term commitment and vision for your business idea with the ability to dedicate yourself to a full-time role. You have a strong connection to and are inspired by service to your community. You are a networker and you know how to motivate others to support your idea. You show good self-understanding and confidence. You have the support of your family to be a social entrepreneur. You speak the local language and have a good proficiency of English.
What we offer to you?
We invest in you to turn your vision into reality. We offer you a structured and proven approach to turn your vision for your community into a tangible social enterprise, with
professional sessions to develop your business and leadership skills
a team of highly skilled professionals who co-create your vision and social enterprise with you
access to investors who may fund your idea with an interest-free loan
opportunities after the program to learn from peers and exchange best practices
a lifetime membership in our Family of Bridgebuilders
How does it work?
We will request an interview by video or phone.
As the successful candidate, we visit your community as a next step. In a community meeting, we will take time to understand the current situation and the perceived needs of the local people. Based on this, we compile a briefing note which serves as a basis for your action learning program. We will recruit additional local candidates for the program.
We engage you in a 6-month program, beginning in July 2020, with a team of South African and foreign professionals to develop your business idea into a functioning social business. Your full-time role as the entrepreneur of the business allows for a high degree of self-responsibility. You earn your salary through income generated from your business with the continued support of BOOKBRIDGE.
We begin the program with a 1 week kick-off module in your community. You will get to know all candidates and introduce your business challenge. Over the 6-month program, we will turn your vision into reality, resulting in a tangible social enterprise which is run by you as its entrepreneur.
What challenges are waiting for you?
Social Enterprise Set up: You will work with a team of local and foreign candidates from our Capability Program who will support you and your team in researching, planning and setting up your social business.
Social Enterprise Management: You manage daily operations together with local staff. You are responsible for reporting to BOOKBRIDGE.
Development of business: You direct the design and implementation of the business, which inspires and engages the local community.
Maintaining network: As founder of your business, you work closely with BOOKBRIDGE. You develop and maintain relationships with our partners and the local community.
Whom to contact?