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200 resources for social startups including 89 funding, 16 accelerators: Mentor Day

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Written by Tim Hinchliffe

Spanish accelerator Mentor Day publishes a free access guide with information on more than 200 resources for startups in the social sector, including almost 90 sources of funding.

The free access guide includes 89 sources of funding for social startups; a list of 26 influencers with their social media profiles; six investment funds; 16 accelerators; 30 training centers; four social organizations; six crowfunding sources; 38 NGOs; four coworking spaces, and three social banks, among others.

The nearly 90 sources of funding from Spanish and European entities supporting entrepreneurship can be found on the Mentor Day website.

The 16 accelerators listed are:

The guide, which can be downloaded through the Mentor Day website, seeks to become “a valuable consulting tool” for all those people who are looking to start or want to expand their business in the social initiatives sector.

Mentor Day Acceleration Program

Mentor Day will also be carrying out an acceleration program between September 3 and 7 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

This program will be adapted to the needs of entrepreneurs with projects “that contribute innovative models of high impact” in society related to the solidarity economy, welfare and cooperative, responsible innovation, social development, social inclusion and social impact, among others.

The selected projects will participate in an open innovation process to launch their initiatives with guarantees of success. For this, the participants have the support of 70 selected specialized experts from more than 360 collaborators who will review each project individually.

Participants will also access the network of Mentor Day ambassadors in 30 regions; they will be accompanied for a year by a selected mentor from the largest network in the world — Youth Business International; they can win any of the more than 60 prizes that are given; and receive free advice and information on taxation, among many other issues.

Mentor Day Canarias has the collaboration Cátedra CajaSiete of Social and Cooperative Economy of the ULL, of Citi, Amazon, Accenture, Youth Business Spain, and Youth Business International, Red CIDE, Endesa and Microsoft.

About the author

Tim Hinchliffe

Tim Hinchliffe the editor in chief at Novobrief. Previously, he was a reporter for The Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa, and Colombia Reports in South America. Principal at Espacio.