Enhancing
the ecosystem
for early-growth
social
entrepreneurs

Valley of Growth is a cross-sectoral project which aims at boosting the development of the finance market for social enterprises in Bulgaria.

Funded by:
Lead partner:
Project partners:
UniCredit
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 is focusing 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 are creating opportunities for their development and link them to potential investors in the following ways:

Res
Research
and know-how

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

NewFinInst
New financial
instrument

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

InvReady
Investment Ready
Program

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

SocImp
Social Impact
Community

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

Impact Community

The aim of the Impact Community is to cultivate and grow the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship. It brings 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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