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Scaling Model

Our innovative licensing model allows for global reach and local impact. This structure has allowed us to reach more than 25 countries since 2009.

  • Global Community
    30.000+ Social innovators that built their venture with SIA since the launch of the incubation in 2015
  • Ecosystem Building
    1.000+ Organizations that have partnered with SIA since 2009
  • International Reach
    18 Countries that hosted last year’s edition of SIA

Our Approach

  • Localized

    SIA’s tried and tested licensing model has allowed us to reach youth in over 25 countries with a program deeply rooted in local realities. SIA works with locally established organizations who “host” our program in their country, and provides them with our tried-and-tested program design and our set of tailor-made services for successful implementation.

  • Collaborative

    Our licensees are called “hosts”. Our hosts are much more to us than contractual licensing partners, but rather collaborators for impact that share our values and our mission.

  • Time-tested

    SIA has been using this model since 2012 as it allows us to combine both a global and a local approach. By setting clear and consistent standards with all our licensees, we are able to maintain global alignment and provide our hosts with centralized services at low costs.

SIA has been using this model since 2012 as it allows us to combine both a global and a local approach. By setting clear and consistent standards with all our licensees, we are able to maintain global alignment and provide our hosts with centralized services at low costs.

Support Offerings

  • Branding & Communications

    We provide hosts with consistent and attractive brand elements, as well as a variety of communications support offerings which range from strategic guidance to visual templates and social media management.

  • Community Gatherings

    We organize a variety of community gatherings throughout the year, allowing all hosts to truly connect, learn from each other, and co-create the future of the program.

  • Impact Assessment

    We provide hosts with three types of surveys each year, allowing them to gain feedback from their participants and distill key impact data for internal and external communications.

  • IT Infrastructure

    We provide hosts with a holistic IT architecture to run an effective program and keep track of key data, including a dedicated website, platforms for incubation as well as application & assessment, and more.

  • Partnership Support

    We support national partnership development through a host of different offerings which include generic fundraising templates, guidance on fundraising procedures, support calls, and more.

  • Program Design

    We provide hosts with a fully designed program, tried and tested over more than 10 years, which includes templates, IT solutions, and training for your facilitators and program managers.

  • Team Hosting

    We offer each SIA team member dedicated support on an instant basis, either through ongoing messaging and calls, or through our internal knowledge platform, the SIA Playbook.

Host Responsibilities

  • Implementation

    Our hosts organize the delivery of the program in their country. Hosts adapt the program according to local realities all while considering and respecting international standards.

  • Partnership Development

    Our hosts secure the funding necessary to run the SIA program, with the help of SIA International’s partnerships team. They also establish a strong stakeholder network (ie. universities, experts, mentors, etc.) that supports the implementation.

  • Representation

    Our hosts represent SIA in their national ecosystem, and uphold the SIA brand identity.

Become a Host

Bring SIA to youth in your country! We work with like-minded organizations who run the SIA program locally and become a part of our international network of hosts.

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Program

Our program helps youth discover the field of social entrepreneurship and take their first steps as social entrepreneurs. Since 2009, it has fostered young social entrepreneurs in more than 25 countries.

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    Global Reach
    137 Cities reached by last year’s edition of SIA
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    Youth Participation
    9.410+ Workshop and event attendees in last year’s edition of SIA

Impact

We strive to create a deep impact in local communities around the world. Our success is measured by this impact, which we report on yearly.

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