The first Social Innovation Tournament Scaling Impact Executive programme was held in Lisbon with previous SIT finalists from Spain, Hungary, Romania and Italy: Juntosalimos, Koiki, RecicletaProgetto QUID, Down Egyesület, Viitor Plus,  School4All and Atelierelecreativeunite.

This full-time executive training course for social entrepreneurs, focused on scaling, pitching and engagement with investors, took place from 4 to 11 December, in collaboration with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

The programme included lectures on social innovation, scaling models, negotiations, fundraising and effective communications, and intensive pitching training sessions, closing with an Impact Ventures Fair to showcase the projects to potential investors and build bridges for future investment deals.

Local social entrepreneurs SPEAK, CDI Portugal, Academia de Código, ColorADD®, Leque – Associação de Pais e Amigos de Pessoas com Necessidades Especiais, EKUI, Agência de Empreendedores Sociais (SEA – Social Entrepreneurs Agency) also attended.

Click here for the full booklet of the event and here for the video.