Social Business Accelerator was launched in 2011 as a joint program of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (PSIK) and Ashoka (a global social organization supporting innovating social sector leaders) through which PE executives were mentoring the Ashoka social entrepreneurs.

Since its fourth edition the SBA Program is led by PSIK Philanthropy Committee and Valores – the first Polish venture philanthropy fund. In September 2018 the 7th edition of the programme was launched based on the success of the six previous editions.

The aim of the program is to facilitate the transfer of commercial and business development skills from private equity managers to social entrepreneurs in order to increase effectiveness of their organizations and impact of their work.

Within the framework of the program the leader and the management of the social organization is paired with the PE professional who is working with them to address the most appealing and critical organizational challenges.

Reports on the previous editions of PSIK Social Business Accelerator Program:

pdf1st edition

pdf2nd edition

pdf3rd edition

pdf4th edition

pdf5th edition

pdf6th edition