The Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator – GRIST 2021

Are you a dedicated and committed Social Innovator with an existing enterprise, or a Social Entrepreneur with a desire to accelerate your IMPACT?
Expressions of Interest to apply for the Season 5 2021 cohort are now OPEN

GRIST 2021 is INVITATION ONLY.
If you are new to Mill House and you would like to be considered, please submit this form and we will be in touch!

GRIST is our flagship program and is designed to accelerate a venture’s social impact. In the workshops you will learn skills, develop your venture and engage with your cohort to bring your Minimum Viable Product to market quickly. During the formal mentoring you will be supported to gather the data you need to iterate and accelerate your venture.

Each GRIST venture is carefully selected by our panel of Industry Professionals and Social Impact Investors. They are looking for projects with a clear, compelling and measurable theory of change. They are also looking for market ready B2B or B2C ventures that can be tested, validated and iterated during the Program.

GRIST consists of two parts: a required 5-day intensive skill-building program focused on the preparation of a business model report, followed by a 3-month mentorship program where you will execute a mutually agreed workplan focused on market and social change validation through the launch of a minimum viable product (MVP). We are offering a 5-day intensive workshop program (delivered 2 days + 3 days over 2 weeks) to anchor your acceleration journey AND a formal mentoring program to guide your market testing. Please consider the KEY DATES when applying for the program.

 

2021 Grist Mill House Accelerator Program: Application Form

 This form is designed to collect some basic information about the way you want to trade for impact. All information you provide is considered private and confidential. Please read the entire form before starting and get in touch with our friendly team if you need help. The form has a save-and-continue feature, so you can provide your details over multiple sessions if required.
  • Introduction

    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. Please read the entire form before starting and the form has a save-and-continue feature, so you can provide your details over multiple sessions if required.
  • 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.
  • Please describe what industry or sector this opportunity capitalises and what parameters you know of the demonstrate the size of your opportunity.
  • Do you have competitors? Who are they? What have your discovered about their products and services?
  • Please describe how much you think the BIGGEST part of your venture costs (or the most expensive) and indicate how you might bootstrap - or make money - to cover the costs.
  • Please describe what credentials and skills are relevant to your venture. Highlight any social license or community trust you have too.
  • Please describe any specific skills development or knowledge areas you want to address. We also want to make sure our program helps you with any strategic or business plans, so 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 Program Manager.
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