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.
Sustainable development challenges, a proven entrepreneurship framework and expert mentorship to design and test your solution
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?
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.
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.
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana,
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.
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.
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).
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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Social Entrepreneurship Platform
Launch your startup at your own pace. Join our community using online lectures, quizzes, milestone deliverables and feedback, group webinars, discussion forum and tools to research, design, build, test and collaborate on their social impact startups.
Get $10K to grow your social impact startup and prepare for your next fundraise. Refine your product, customer acquisition strategy, business model and investment pitch.
Apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum, receive expert mentorship and join a community of accomplished founders.
June Cohort: June 14th to July 9th, 2021
July Cohort: July 19th to August 13th, 2021
Now accepting applications