Social SME Academy
The Social SME Academy project aims to promote social entrepreneurship among young people by fostering their creativity and giving them support in starting up their entrepreneurial ideas through a Business Incubator Coaching Programme. It offers a strong impact towards youth willing to undertake entrepreneurial experience in the social field by empowering their skills and competences and supporting them in creation of new businesses. The project targets people among 15-29 years old. It is addressed to those who want to learn how to strengthen soft skills that are particularly sought-after by employers, but also to would-be entrepreneurs. In both cases, they are supported through a methodology already tested with success in more than 5 European countries.
JO Consulting contributes to the development of the Youth Social Entrepreneurs Manual & Self-Assessment test for would-be entrepreneurs (O2), which aims to introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship with particular focus towards youth. It intends to indicate steps that young people have to follow in order to become social entrepreneurs, tips and useful suggestions. Furthermore, it defines characteristics for successful business ideas in the field of social entrepreneurship. JO Consulting leads IO4 – SSME Academy Video Tutorials to be used to strengthen the relationship with our target group of young people and attract more potential users by approaching them in a direct and practical way. It is also leader of all the aspects connected to the dissemination and future exploitation of the project and it organises training addressed to young aspiring entrepreneurs.