the ecosystem
for early-growth

Valley of Growth is a cross-sector project which aims to boost the development of the finance market for social enterprises in Bulgaria.

Funded by
Lead partner
Project partners
The Business Institute
Аssociate partners
Municipal Guarantee Fund for SME

Social entrepreneurs combine business practices and tools with the passion and compassion required to solve pressing social problems. The project will focus on the early-growth social entrepreneurs - those who have already proven their social impact and their business models, and who have the biggest opportunity to scale their impact.

We will create opportunities for their development and will link them to potential investors in the following ways:

and know-how

Mapping the early-growth social entrepreneurs and their needs, analyzing investors’ requirements, accumulating know-how, advice and tools

New financial

Establishing a social finance partnership between representatives of the private, public and nonprofit sector and designing a new financial instrument for early-growth social entrepreneurs

Investment Ready

A pilot capacity building program preparing early-growth social entrepreneurs how to pitch their business and receive an investment

Social Impact

Exchanging experience and building connections between social entrepreneurs, investors, public institutions and experts

Impact For Growth

Impact for Growth conference will gather the "players" - investors, social entrepreneurs and policy makers to share know-how and practical examples on how to create sustainable investments that have high social impact in the long term.

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Impact Community

The aim of the Impact Community is to cultivate and grow the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship. It will bring together stakeholders from different sectors - social entrepreneurs, investors and funders, public authorities, intermediary organisations, independent experts and mentors, in order to create connections and exchange know-how.

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