RISE (Regional Incubator for Social Entrepreneurs) /WB6 Lab, Albania 2019-2022
Objective(s)1 - to address a specific and crucial need in the region in relation to its current context and history
2 - will tend to increase the number of cross-border interactions around social entrepreneurship during the 3 years of the project and thereafter
Key Activities1 - running entrepreneurship promotion campaigns, implementing incubation/acceleration and investment readiness programs, facilitating access to financing and supporting development of an enabling entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region.
2 - diverse training and education programs, with aim to improve their entrepreneurial skills and competences.
3 - training, mentoring, B2B partnerships
Target groupsyouth WB6, young entrepreneurs
Results/Impact1 - animating a three-day design thinking workshop; 2- conducting a study on social entrepreneurship in the region a 3- organizing a regional forum that will serve as a platform for discussion on social entrepreneurship in the region. 1- Supporting six local structures that benefit from a tailored capacity building training before creating and operating the program to support social entrepreneurship for young project leaders in the region;
2 - Helping youth aged 18-35 of the WB6 develop their socially impactful solutions for the development of their communities: young entrepreneurs get individual coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities to transform their ideas into a sustainable business model based on social business principles;
3 - Organising two cross-border incubation programs: two selected project leaders attend a five-day regional BootCamp and a six-month Regional Incubation program where they benefit from intensive capacity building trainings to bring their project to the next step