News and views on LaunchMe, an accelerator programme for ambitious social enterprise start-ups.
The LaunchMe blog brings you insights into the programme, how it works and what can you expect as a participant. In this latest post, we are very excited to share with you an investor perspective. Read on to find out what investors really think about social investment, the qualities they look for in an entrepreneur and what makes a good pitch!
On 12 September, KLAS Care will officially open their new premises – a development made possible after investment accessed through LaunchMe. We caught up with Lesley, one of the founders of KLAS Care, to ask her some quick fire questions about her experience on the LaunchMe programme.
After months of planning, the fourth round of LaunchMe is finally open! This is always an exciting time for the Firstport team, as it gives us a chance to get out and about to meet and encourage social entrepreneurs to think big and make an even greater social impact, faster.
I talked to Sylvia at the end of a very busy week as she completed the induction of seven new board members and took on new premises. You might have heard of Sylvia as the Empowerment Pants lady.
Corrin Henderson was a participant on the very first LaunchMe cohort back in 2014. He raised finance to open Inverness Kart Raceway in the Highlands.
Last week we announced our first LaunchMe Cohort – seven of Scotland’s most exciting social enterprises. We’ll be working with them over the next 22 months to accelerate their growth and help them realise big ambitions with the right investor on board.
To find out more about our programmes and how we can help you, get in touch.