Applications for Epiphany Lab, a global social accelerator program in partnership with Uncharted (formerly Unreasonable Institute), are open until October 2, 2017. Entrepreneurs can apply at: https://www.f6s.com/epiphanylab
The program will select up to 12 early-stage, impact-driven ventures from across Pakistan each of which will be exposed to a step-by-step methodology to rapidly and systematically validate their venture’s business model over five days. More than 20 seasoned national and international mentors will work with each of the startups to help them create a financial model and a six-month operating plan. To know more about mentors please visit: http://labsmovement.org/accelerator/pakistan-2017/ Upon successful completion of the Lab, startups will join the Uncharted Tribe, a community of 2,000 plus likeminded startups, investors, advisers, and mentors.
Shah Saud Sahibzada, Co-Founder/CEO of Epiphany said: “As with other spheres of human development, new ideas are critical to our society’s development and progress. Social entrepreneurs are the torch bearers of indigenous solutions to problems, both old and new.”
This is the first international program specially designed for impact startups to be launched in Pakistan. This time-tested program has been implemented successfully in 41 locations around the globe. Previous Uncharted graduates have earned more than USD 229 million in earned revenue and raised more than USD 223 million. They are creating impact in 95 countries and have affected over 25 million lives.
“We believe that social entrepreneurship is the pathway to sustainable transformation of the society. Therefore, we have taken on the responsibility to capacitate social entrepreneurs to help them create exponential impact,” said Samar Hasan, Co-Founder of Epiphany.
Schedule of Five Days:
Day-1: Starts with orientation and workshop on assumption mapping in the morning. The afternoon is spent interacting with target customers.
Day-2: Starts with a workshop in the morning on how to rapidly prototype. In the afternoon entrepreneurs will physically build a prototype.
Day-3: Starts with a workshop on how to build powerful, long-term relationships with mentors, funders, and partners. In the afternoon, entrepreneurs spend time validating cost assumptions.
Day-4: Mentor Day Part 1! 10-15 mentors will attend the Lab to work directly with entrepreneurs. The afternoon is dedicated to strategic planning.
Day-5: Mentor Day Part 2! Entrepreneurs will meet with even more mentors after their reflection the previous day. The afternoon builds momentum and concludes the Lab.
Startups can apply for the lab if they are:
- Beyond the ideation phase, with 10 to 100 paying customers
- Addressing a social or environmental problem
- From any part of Pakistan
- 18 years and above
Lab Fee is USD 500. However, up to 50% scholarships are available. If the startup has true potential to solve massive problems or is already creating substantial impact, a full scholarship may be awarded to them.
How to Apply
Apply by October 2, 2017 at: https://www.f6s.com/epiphanylab
To know more about the Lab please visit:
Web URL: http://www.epiphany.com.pk/
Email: [email protected]
Additional information is available at: http://labsmovement.org/accelerator/pakistan-2017/
Registered under Section 32 of the Companies’ Ordinance 1984, Epiphany is an impact-driven consulting firm, committed to delivering real value to clients by helping them achieve a sustainable advantage. The company is focused on harnessing ideas for transformation and makes strategic interventions in the following areas:
- Enterprise development
- Institutional development
- Financial Inclusion
- Governance, Democracy & Elections
- Dialogue & Advocacy
- Diversity & Inclusion