The Forerunner Prize is pleased to announce a new partner - Social Enterprise Mark CIC. The Forerunner Prize is aimed at social entrepreneurs looking to do exciting things with technology. Working with the Social Enterprise Mark CIC will help the successful winner create a strong social enterprise.
The Forerunner Prize was launched in May 2016 and is offering the winner a £5,000 prize to help them develop a tech led social enterprise idea.
The Forerunner Prize winner will receive £1,000 cash to help develop their idea. We’ll also provide mentoring and business support. The winners will also receive specialist help from our partner organisations which will include research, marketing and branding, financial advice and access to a wide range of networks. The total prize package is worth around £5,000.
Social Enterprise Mark CIC joins Francis Clark, Tribe, University of St Mark & St John as partners. Bringing a great level of knowledge, experience and passion for social enterprise development.
Paul Read Director of Iridescent Ideas said: "We are delighted that a prestigious company of internationally standing and credibility such as the Social Enterprise Mark CIC is backing The Forerunner Prize.
"Their knowledge, networks and experience will be invaluable in developing this prize and supporting the successful applicant."
Lucy Findlay, SEO of Social Enterprise Mark said: "Social Enterprise Mark CIC is excited to be supporting Iridescent Ideas with the Forerunner Prize, to promote social enterprise as a business solution to tackling social and/or environmental issues.
"The Forerunner Prize will enable budding social entrepreneurs who have a tech-led solution to existing social challenges to develop their idea and have a positive impact on society.
"Iridescent Ideas itself is an accredited social enterprise, awarded the Social Enterprise Mark – proof that it is committed to creating benefits for people and the planet.
"As the guardians of credible standards for social enterprise, we are delighted to be working in partnership with Iridescent Ideas and other local organisations to provide specialist support and guidance to the award winner."
The Forerunner Prize is open to applications until September 2nd 2016. To find out more about The Forerunner Prize visit the website: CLICK