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The Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator – GRIST 2022

GRIST 2022 is INVITATION ONLY.
If you are new to Mill House and you would like to be considered, please submit an Expression of Interest

Please note that we only consider applicants from Canberra and it’s region

2022 GRIST Social Enterprise Accelerator applications are now open!

We invite aspiring social entrepreneurs in Canberra and Region to apply for the 2022 GRIST program, The Mill House Ventures flagship business accelerator program. Designed exclusively to meet the needs of today’s small-to-medium social enterprise, GRIST is a proven learning and capability development program – whether you are an early-stage start-up or an existing social business currently trading.

Participation is by application only. Once applications are received, they are reviewed by our Team along with a panel of Industry Professionals and Social Impact Investors. Selected ventures will be invited to the program based on their potential for impact (a clear, compelling and measurable theory of change), and viability to be market tested, validated and iterated during the program.

GRIST ventures undergo an intensive three month incubation process, rapidly bringing their minimum viable product (MVP) to market through facilitated market testing, industry-specific and professional-led masterclasses, collaborative workshops, and one-on-one professional mentoring. GRIST ventures are supported in developing their Social Enterprise Lean Canvas by our Team and gather the data needed to iterate and accelerate the business. 

Application close on the 18th of June 2022.

 

 

 

2022 GRIST Mill House Accelerator Program: EOI Application Form

Our EOI application period is OPEN. To be considered for our next cohort, please have a look at our Application Tips, and if you have any questions, please get in touch

Our form is designed to collect some basic information about your idea or venture to trade for impact. All information you provide is considered private and confidential.

Some of the questions are designed to assess your trading model, and others are more focused on your impact.

The things we are looking for are:
– a demonstration of commitment to For Profit entrepreneurship (we want to know that you are thinking about selling products and services, not trying to apply for grants or set up a charity for donations)
– a sense that there are gaps in your knowledge that we can help (don’t agonise over writing a perfect application. We want to see where we can help, so highlight gaps and be transparent with your responses)
– demonstration that you are creating impact with a group of vulnerable people (we call this social license, but basically we need to know that the people you want to help are committed to your idea and they want to work with you)

This EOI becomes the Potential GRISTer profile we invite our members and mentors to review for the final approval on your invitation to the accelerator program. Write your application for them! Think about the style, tone and information that is relevant to Impact Investors (people who care about making the world a better place) and prepare your application accordingly!

Please read the entire form before starting. The form has a save-and-continue feature, so you can provide your details over multiple sessions if required.

Please review our EVENTS page for information sessions and keep an eye out for more support to create a compelling application.

  • Overview of the EOI

    This form is designed to collect some basic information about your idea or venture to trade for impact. All information you provide is considered private and confidential. Some of the questions are designed to assess your trading model, and others are more focused on your impact.
  • If required
  • Brief Description or elevator pitch, if you have one, that explains WHAT you do and HOW.
  • What are the forces that prevent this problem from changing? Why is it hard for people to change this problem themselves? What gets in their way?
  • Please identify a specific customer segment. Can you describe the market opportunity in dollars and/or number of customers and/or geography.
  • Do you have competitors? Who are they?
  • Please describe what credentials and skills are relevant to your venture.
  • Please describe any specific skills development or knowledge areas you want to address. Highlight any ways you see Mill House adding value to your venture.
  • Thanks for sending your application form

    Thank you for completing your application for the Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator Program, GRIST. Once you press 'submit' you should receive an email confirmation. If you do not, please get in touch with the team via clinic@millhouseventures.com.au
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.