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Social Traders’ Crunch works with new and existing social enterprises to help them start, transform or scale.

Social Traders’ Crunch delivers business skills and networks to enable social enterprises to become sustainable and generate social impact. Crunch accelerates the development of enterprises by validating their business models and preparing them to access capital and customers.

Through Social Traders’ high calibre networks, the program provides industry specific expertise through business mentors from a range of organisations, as well as analytical support from Melbourne Business School.

Social enterprises that have participated in Crunch help marginalised people by generating jobs and providing solutions to community problems in areas such as health, housing, education and food security.

Social Traders’ Crunch:

  • Develops the business and impact model of enterprises
  • Prepares enterprises to secure investment
  • Lays the foundations for growth and customer acquisition
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Crunch Ideas Testing Workshop
Crunch Start-up Accelerator
Crunch Growth Accelerator
  • Explore the requirements for starting a social enterprise
  • Workshops to put your social enterprise idea to the test
  • Build your social enterprise
  • Test, measure and work out whether it has legs
  • Create a business model
  • Get your enterprise investment-ready
  • Prepare your business to take on new contracts
  • Scale your business

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Social Traders established Australia’s first social enterprise start-up accelerator program – Crunch in 2011. The key skill gaps the program sought to address include: Business skills; access to connections and networks; and challenges in scaling. From 2011 to 2017, Crunch worked with 104 enterprises. 65% are still trading today.

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