Successful social ventures announced

Eleven social ventures have won the opportunity to secure further training and support with Social Incubator East. These ventures were chosen for a package of 12 months' support from 47 ventures that attended the last Social Venture Weekend at Cambridge Judge Business School in January. The support, which begins in April, includes further training, office space, access to discounted loan finance and bespoke business advice.

 

"The entrepreneurs behind these ventures are creating new business models to address significant social challenges," explains Belinda Bell, Programme Director, "From finding ways to address income inequality to preventing the onset of mental health problems amongst young people our ventures are looking to create real and significant social impact."

 

The eleven ventures all attended the February event organised by Social Incubator East, and the next such weekend will be held at Cambridge Judge 8-10 May.

 

The 11 ventures from Social Venture Weekend chosen for the additional 12 month programme are:

 

DeRift is a digital resource that enables consumers to compare businesses to see which pay their employees the fairest wage.

 

studete offers bespoke services to school, youth groups and corporates, specialising in life-changing experiences based on rowing.

 

Storypath aims to give a voice to survivors of brain injuries, by creating ways of communicating with family members and healthcare professionals through storytelling.

 

Rate My Space, which provides multilingual, easy-to-understand legal information to people looking to rent houses, in order to guide tenants through the legalities and practicalities of tenancy agreements and ensure they understand their rights and responsibilities.

 

Family Evidence-Based Psychological Services, which delivers evidence-based interventions to the families of young people with antisocial behaviour, in order to allow them to remain with their families with intensive in-home therapy services.

 

Grow Placessupports local people to design, renovate, develop and manage their green public spaces for the benefit of all.

 

ClearMinds specialises in workshops and coaching that improve the mental well-being of young people in the UK, aiming to combat the rapid increase in child and teen mental health illness.

 

Cambridge Family Social Enterprise, set up by a team of influential Cambridge-based mental health professionals, provides early-intervention mental health services for children and young people in Cambridgeshire.

 

MagnificentView prepares visually impaired children ages 4 to 14 for the seeing world by providing expert support for them within educational settings.

 

Is it helpful?works with individuals, communities and organisations to develop an understanding of their feelings for both preventative and recovery work.

 

Madanyu is a social enterprise that sparks innovation through providing computer literacy training to young people in the developing world.