Fellowship for SocEnts
Four IN Santa Fe Challengers Accepted!
2014-2015 Winners enter in 5-month Fellowship.
The IN Santa Fe Challenge Fellowship is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs to seed their projects, learn, grow and sustain their enterprises. It brings together a select number of social entrepreneurs for a five-month period with supporting members of the community to develop integrated business plans that can leverage the systemic impact of their startup ventures. These projects were selected through a competitive challenge, and winners will work closely with a team of topical experts and resource networks. Beyond the five-month “challenge” period, IN Santa Fe will continue to serve as a networking and resource support platform for these entrepreneurs.
Santa Fe's next generation of Social Entrepreneurs have arrived.
After careful deliberation and an amazing panel of judges, IN Santa Fe has chosen its first class of social entrepreneurs to venture on a five month fellowship to gear their businesses for optimum results. Winners of the INSF fellowship include:
Awesome Harvest - An innovative local green manufacturing company in Santa Fe, NM that is currently looking to scale up its business.
Comida de Campos - An Embudo family farm, seeking to keep local farming sustainable and alive as a family tradition, is currently launching an innovative farm-to-vending machine venture that seeks to deliver fresh, healthy food products directly to the work-place.
Tall Foods - Winner of “Best New Social Enterprise Award” at Santa Fe Startup Weekend 2014, Tall Foods is an exciting new local startup company that seeks to bolster sustainable ranching through the farming and marketing of tasty tall foods (aka ostrich).
Wildfire Network - A local nonprofit startup that is developing an innovative social entrepreneurial model for developing capacity to address our region’s looming wildfire mitigation and forest resiliency hazards.
These amazing social entrepreneurs from all areas of the social venture spectrum will partake in a five-month curriculum geared up with supporting members of the community to develop integrated business plans that can leverage their systemic impact.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH-21ST 2014
Aspiring social entrepreneurs explored the ins-and-outs of their ideas.
IN Santa Fe partnered with Santa Fe Startup Weekend, Sept. 19-21, 2014 to offer a social enterprise (SocEnt) component to the intensive ideation weekend.
It was a perfect opportunity for teams exploring wildfire prevention, new meat industry opportunities, compostable toilets and others to try their idea out with an experienced audience, to form teams of interested collaborators, and to develop their ideas. In some cases there were designed prototypes, too! .
We had SocEnt experts and potential collaborators on hand and will gave a special SocEnt prize for best idea. The winners of team Tall Foods took the prize for their idea of bringing environmentally friendly and healthy meat producing ostrich farming to the Santa Fe area. All in all, it was an amazing experience filled with amazing feedback from each of the participants.