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Ideas Competition

Social Entrepreneurship – business with social mission is becoming more and more popular in Georgia. Social entrepreneurs settle the social and environmental challenges of the society with innovative approaches and business strategies.

Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia, Kutaisi Education Development and Employment Center and Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Georgia in partnership with Microfinance Organization "Crystal" announce "Ideas Competition" for those willing to establish the social enterprise.

The purpose of the grant competition is to establish successful social enterprises with different social missions in Georgia and in this way promote social entrepreneurship development. Competition is announced in frames of the EU-funded project "Social Entrepreneurship - Innovative Approach for Economic and Social Change". The authors of an innovative business idea with social mission are encouraged to participate in the 2-stage grant competition and turn their ideas into reality.

Stage I – Ideas Competition

Community organizations and initiative groups can participate in the competition. In order to be eligible for the competition, the team of a public organization or an initiative group presenting the idea should consist of at least two people over 18 years of age.

A grant funding can be used for the establishment of social enterprises that produce a certain products or provide certain social services. Contestants have to justify the innovativeness, sustainability and relevance of the idea by means of the attached application form. The deadline for submitting applications is June 16, 2016, 18:00.

After the completion of the application process, the shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their ideas.

Stage II – Grant Competition of Shortlisted Candidates

Candidates shortlisted as a result of the "Ideas Competition" will go through the intensive training courses developed specifically for the "Social Entrepreneurship Development Lab". Training course will help contestants to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the development and management of social enterprise;
  • Develop their business plans with the help of the team of experts from "Social Entrepreneurship Development Lab";
  • Fundraise for their ideas and obtain grant funding.

After the completion of the training course, in order to qualify for grant competition, the contestants will have to submit the fully developed business plans of their social enterprises. Grant Commission will award funding to 4 or 5 best business plans.

Project proposals can be submitted electronically to the following email address:

At the first stage of the contest, during the acceptance of ideas, seminars on the essence of the social entrepreneurship and relevant international practices will be held in Tbilisi and Kutaisi.

Before the deadline for submission of applications, there will be special telephone, online and personal consultation days arranged for those willing to participate in the competition:___

For additional information and in order to download the application form, please click here.

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