The four social enterprise models that Acumen has seen effectively create value
Start a business model canvas to map out components of your potential company
Understand how to develop a business model that can drive financial sustainability and social impact
Create and test hypotheses about a social enterprise’s target market size, cost structure, revenue streams, and value chain partnerships
Uncover revenue engines to power businesses serving customers living in bottom of the pyramid markets
You’ve come up with an amazing idea for a new product or service. Now how do you figure out if there is a sustainable business model to get this innovation into the hands of your customers?
This five-week course from +Acumen & Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will help you think through how you can create financial value while creating social impact. The course draws from content taught by the Miller Center’s Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) curriculum and combines it with Acumen’s insights from 15 years of investing in social enterprises.
While this course will not delve into the intricacies of financial modeling, you’ll emerge with a big-picture understanding of the key components to consider if you are building a business that prioritizes social impact and strives for financial sustainability.
The Miller Center’s Global Social Benefit Institute serves social entrepreneurs around the world who are developing innovative solutions that provide a sustainable path out of poverty. The programs use Silicon Valley principles of innovation and entrepreneurship to train and mentor entrepreneurs addressing problems of poverty.