This year, SIFP is hosting four capacity-building workshops at Hub Seattle, open to all Seattle social innovators. We are asking all participants to spend 1-2 hours before each workshop in preparation for diving right into the subject matter during the workshop. Participants who do not come prepared will lack the full substance of each workshop.
- Who is on the founding team?
- What is your solution (the business model: product or service, primary distribution mechanism, flow of funding, positive outcomes etc.)?
- Why will your demographic be incentivized to cooperate/use/engage in your solution?
- Why is your business model ultimately a sustainable, innovative solution?
- What are the elements of unusual creativity – the secret sauce to your approach that will be new to the market?
**Did you know? Early-stage organizations MUST attend at least one workshop prior to application deadline on July 6th, while leaders of later-stage and established programs are recommended to attend as they see fit, but are but not required to do so.
About the SIFP Workshops: The purpose of these workshops are to 1) better prepare applicants for the SIFP competition and rubric for which they will be judged, and 2) to help social innovaters in Seattle better assess strengths and weaknesses, refine their business models, support their team, and articulate their innovation.
These workshops will be hands-on and interactive, and participants should expect to first go through general principles with the faciliator - including examples and descriptions of a range of organizational stages in capacity building areas - after which participants will work towards a customized approach to their own social venture. For additional information on the SIFP 2012 workshops, check this out.