Online Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Launch your social impact startup in 4 weeks

Launch or join a startup contributing towards achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum, receive expert mentorship and join a community of accomplished founders. Pitch your startup to the innovation community on Demo Day. 

Teams that successfully launch their startup will be eligible to compete for an offer to join BonBillo’s Impact Accelerator.

Key Features

Social Entrepreneurship Framework


Build your startup with MIT's "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" and Google Venture's "Sprint". Apply the "Theory of Change" framework to articulate how you will make an impact to your stakeholders.

Expert
Mentorship


Expert Mentors provide guidance on customer discovery, solution design, business model, go-to-market strategy and pitching your startup. Learn from mission-driven entrepreneurs who have made an impact.

Partner Perks


Receive benefits and discounts worth more than $50,000 from our partners including HubSpot for Startups, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud for Startups Program, Shoobx, Miro, Customer Camp and EllisX, to help you launch and grow better.

Demo Day


Pitch your social impact startup to the innovation community and receive investor feedback in 4 weeks. Additionally, receive 6 months membership to The Capital Network for fundraising education and support.

Program Overview

Sustainable development challenges, a proven entrepreneurship framework and expert mentorship to design and test your solution

We provide key elements social entrepreneurs need to solve a problem: Customer discovery, a proven framework for rapidly designing and testing a solution, access to top advisors and industry experts and an accomplished peer group of mission-driven founders. Participants have 3 hours of interactive virtual workshops (9 am to 12 pm Eastern Time) with expert mentors on Mondays and Wednesdays, community events on Thursdays and optional office hours on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Program orientation and introduction.

Understand key attributes of high performing teams. Build your team and define your vision, values and culture.  

Apply “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” and “Jobs to be done” frameworks to identify your target customer and understand what triggers them to buy.

Apply “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” to define your value proposition, core and competitive positioning.

Run a “Sprint” to design and test your solution with customers.

Apply HubSpot’s Flywheel framework to design your customer acquisition strategy.

Design your business model to maximize value creation for customers.

Develop your Theory of Change with clear impact metrics to communicate your social impact with all stakeholders.

Understand your startup stage to identify best-fit investors.

Set objectives and key results (OKRs) to reach your next milestones and manage your startup.

Craft and design your investor pitch deck.

Pitch your startup to the innovation community and receive investor feedback.

What participants say?

jaboo
Jabulani Kunene,
Software Engineer, ParkUpp
The one thing I took away from Bonbillos incredible program is my new found confidence in global thinking... Throughout the whole program I was constantly surprised at how much I was learning. Proof that there is no one standard way to become a successful entrepreneur.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Palesa
Palesa Moloi,
Co-Founder, ParkUpp
Really awesome enjoyable experience. High learning environment mixed with a lot of fund and travel. Highly recommended. We had a lot of high impact, rapid fire rounds of lectures, activities and a pitch/demo day to potential investors. We also visited local startups: LULA and YOCO who shared their journey on how they built their companies. Every startup needs to go through a programme such as this where it gives exposure to international content on how to build a business with a mix of local startup learnings.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Luntu
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana,
Founder, Bizquad
The Bootcamp far exceeded any expectations I had. The quality of the content and the people delivering was top class and I feel I grew in ways I did not know I could... Collaborating with other start-ups and seeing the synergies in our respective journeys brought about great learning.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Xolile
Xolile Xaba,
Founder, Car Park
Working with BonBillo has been an amazing experience...
I really liked how they pushed me towards the right direction about the problem we are trying to solve. I also got a chance to learn a lot about my country's history and I also experienced the beauty of South Africa.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Panya
Panya Chheng,
Founder, Medyear
Entrepreneurs, like the friends I made during this program, will be the ones who will shape the future. As for Medyear, we found out we could meet a niche need within the HIV/AIDS narrative... I had the best time and came away with so much. Big heartfelt thank you to the BonBillo team and SBC team, and others (Oliver, Papa Trill, etc).
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020

Pricing

The program fees are $1,650 for the Online Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp including over $50,000 in partner perks and 6 months membership to The Capital Network. 

Who is the program for?

Entrepreneurs solving problems in sustainability, education, job creation, healthcare, food and nutrition, wellness, financial inclusion, gender equality and diversity.

University students interested in exploring a social impact startup.

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