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Introduction to Promise and the ECD Community

Promise Venture Studio supports a growing community of ECD entrepreneurs through the Promise Venture Network. Want to learn more about the Venture Network and other opportunities to participate in and contribute to a wider ECD community? In this virtual meet-up, our team will share our vision and the resources and supports available at Promise. Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur, a new one seeding an idea, or an expert in the field, join us!

RSVP: December 4, 1:00 - 2:00PM Eastern Time or January 23, 1:00 - 2:00PM Eastern Time.

 
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Got Science? Increasing Your Venture's Value Proposition By Designing With The Science Of Early Childhood Development

What does the science tell us about supporting healthy child development? How does your product/service/intervention align with that science? In this workshop you will learn about three foundational science-based principles of early childhood development. You will then make those principles actionable by using a simple tool to identify alignment and misalignment with the science. The areas of alignment could be one of your market differentiators. Areas of misalignment are design opportunities that could increase your venture's impact. This workshop is ideal for social entrepreneurs with limited experience with design using the science of early childhood development.

Program Details: This program consists of one 90-minute workshop and one-on-one office hours the following week.
Date: October 17, 2019, 1:00-2:30PM Eastern Time.
Deadline: October 7, 2019 by 11:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Impact Business Model Canvas

Do you have a product, service, or intervention that achieves outcomes for children and families that you'd like to start thinking about replicating and scaling broadly? An impact business model canvas is a tried and tested tool to help map out key operational and business strategy options and learn how to run lean experiments to test them. This workshop will be ideal for social entrepreneurs, early childhood academics, researchers, or practitioners with limited background in business and idea stage entrepreneurs who are ready to learn a methodology to build and test their business and operational strategy.

Program Details: This program consists of one 90-minute workshop and one-on-one office hours.
Date: October 22, 2019, 3:00-4:30PM Eastern Time.
Deadline: October 7, 2019 by 11:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Key Impact Indicators: Managing And Driving Your Social Impact

You know the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that drive your business, but do you know what Key Impact Indicators (KIIs) will drive your social impact? Knowing where to start and go next in measuring your impact can be challenging. In this two-part session, you will work through articulating how your venture's strategies will lead to changes in outcomes for children and families; selecting key impact metrics for your impact appropriate to your stage of development, and design a rapid-cycle test to learn more about your impact. This workshop is ideal for social entrepreneurs with limited background in evaluation or the science of child development, and early-stage ventures.

Program Details: This program consists of two mandatory webinars and two rounds of one-on-one office hours.
Dates: October 31, 2019, 1:00-2:00PM and November 21, 2019, 1:00-2:00PM Eastern Time.
Deadline: October 7, 2019 by 11:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Value Proposition for Systems Customers

Perfect for early stage ventures targeting impact buyers & large scale systems, this extended workshop delivers the foundational knowledge to build your core value proposition canvas, adapt it for systems buyers, and develop an action plan for systems selling.

Program Details: This program consists of one hour of pre-work and one mandatory workshop. Two rounds of one-on-one office hours are available for active participants.
Date: November 7th 1:00-2:00PM Eastern Time.
Deadline: October 23, 2019 by 11:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Jobs to Be Done in Transitioning to Scale

Have you been able to implement a program, product, or intervention successfully at one location, and are considering expansion? Then this workshop is for you. As you get ready for growth, your venture may need to make adjustments to its Theory of Change, Value Proposition, and Pitch. Attend this two-part workshop to learn about some of these considerations and begin to apply them.

Program Details: This program consists of two mandatory workshops followed by one round of one-on-one office hours.
Dates: December 5, 2019, 1:00-2:00PM and December 12, 1:00-2:00PM Eastern Time.
Deadline: October 23, 2019 by 11:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Clarifying and Communicating Your Vision: The Promise Venture Framework

In this hour-long virtual workshop we'll introduce the Promise Venture Framework, which is designed to help entrepreneurs with (1) internally clarifying your thinking about your venture and (2) communicating your vision externally. This workshop is appropriate to early stage and growth stage ventures, both for profit and non-profit.

RSVP: sign up to receive an email when this workshop is offered again.

 
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Value Proposition 101 Workshop

with Michael Dougherty, Partner at Promise Venture Studio

This workshop will help you clearly communicate your product or service in a way that directly - and more quickly - resonates with your customers, partners, and users (potential or existing). It will be hands-on and engaging, including exercises that you’ll share with the group.

RSVP: sign up to receive an email when this workshop is offered again.