Scaling Impact Executive Programme

Help social entrepreneurs scale up/deep/out their venture to achieve higher impact.

The Scaling Impact Executive Programme is a one-week full-time executive training course that helps impact-driven develop a scaling plan adapted to their initiatives, fine-tune the strategy of engagement with key stakeholders, develop their marketing and communication strategy, develop an investment case for financing and prepare to pitch their scaling plan to an audience of investors.

The Programme is open to SIT finalists, as well as projects from partner institutions, which also enter the SIT Alumni community.

Professor Filipe Santos, Dean of Católica-Lisbon and Full Professor and Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, and Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, leads the programme that is entirely delivered by an international-oriented faculty with deep expertise, in both academia and practice, in social entrepreneurship, fundraising and impact investing. The programme includes workshops on social innovation, scaling models, marketing and communication for social enterprises, preparing the investment case, negotiations and partnership development, fundraising and pitching techniques.

The Scaling Impact Executive Programme is organised jointly with Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics at its Lisbon campus. Católica-Lisbon is a prominent Business and Economics School in Europe, placed 28th in the Financial Times Top European Business Schools ranking and rated as the 1st Business School in Portugal for more than 10 years according to the Global ranking. It is one of the pioneer schools in social entrepreneurship and impact investing in Portugal. It has a strong course offering in these areas and a record of accomplishment of developing award-winning global social innovations such as the Patient Innovation project. Católica-Lisbon has launched a Chair in Social Entrepreneurship to promote research and teaching innovations in this field. The SIT Scaling Executive Programme is being developed with the EIB Institute in the context of the Chair.

2019 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

2019 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

Twenty-eight social entrepreneurs from 11 high-impact ventures gathered in Portugal for the Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) Scaling Impact Executive Programme 2019. This fourth edition was organised in two parts, the first one at IRIS headquarters in Amarante,...

2018 SIT Alumni showcased at EVPA

2018 SIT Alumni showcased at EVPA

On 30 November in Warsaw, 11 SIT alumni showcased their high-impact ventures at the 14th Annual Conference of the European Venture Philanthropists Association (EVPA). The alumni – AdoptGrandParents, Aprendices Visuales, AUARA, Design by Pana, FARMIDABLE (pictured),...

2018 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

2018 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

“Very practical, great insights and applicable techniques”, 11 high-impact ventures from seven European countries enjoyed the third Scaling Impact Executive Programme (2018), organised jointly with Católica-Lisbon SBE  on its Lisbon campus and at IRIS headquarters in...

2017 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

2017 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

Twelve top European innovators participated in the Scaling Impact Executive Programme held by the EIB Institute in collaboration with Católica-Lisbon SBE in Portugal, which finished on Friday 24 November. For an entire week, social entrepreneurs from eight European...

2017 SIT Alumni showcased at EVPA

2017 SIT Alumni showcased at EVPA

Partnering with the EVPA (European Venture Philantropists Association) for the first time, the Institute hosted a session showcasing high impact ventures at the EVPA Annual conference in Oslo on 10 November. The session aimed to inspire and attract all those...

2016 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

2016 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

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, Recicleta, Progetto QUID, Down Egyesület, Viitor Plus,  School4All and...

An Investor’s Fair unlike any other

An Investor’s Fair unlike any other

Twelve social entrepreneurs, chosen among the 65 previous finalists of the Institute's Social Innovation Tournament and the EU Commission Social Innovation Competition, came to Luxembourg on 3 December to pitch their projects to investors at an “Investor's Fair unlike...