Opportunities of the Week

Here’s this week’s roundup of interesting opportunities that have come across our desks.  Lots going on, physician so get involved!


Impact Venture Accelerator Program (IVAP) for Southeast Asia

Are you part of an outstanding, pharm early-stage social venture operating in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia or the Philippines?  If so, the IVAP for Southeast Asia is looking for applicants like you.  The IVAP is an 8-24 month program that provides hands-on business consulting and customized financial support to outstanding, early-stage social ventures with a high potential for scale and positive social impact. The program is being run by LGT Venture Philanthropy in partnership with local institutions. Deadline to apply is March 5th, 2012.


Screw Business as Usual Competition

Sir Richard has launched a competition looking for the next ideas or businesses that are a force for good and are screwing business as usual.  Submit your story or brief description of a business or social enterprise in action anywhere in the world. An inspiration – in words, thoughts or on film – that shows a new way of creating or transforming a business, or will create a consumer movement equalling demand for better products or services.  Share your idea here and don’t forget to check out the awesome prizes!


OxFizz is Looking for a New Manager

OxFizz is a volunteer-powered social enterprise.  People donate their time and talents to provide one of OzFizz’s professional services and the profits generated go to the charity of the volunteer’s choice.  Cool!  Apply by March 8th for the opportunity to manage this unique social enterprise and raise £200,000 for charity next year!


The Story Museum Seeks Design Director

Passionate about story telling….have design experience?  Then check out the Design Director vacancy at the Story Museum. The director will help imagine and realise the visual style and physical manifestation of the unique new museum of stories in the heart of Oxford.


Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas: Call for poster presentations from students

Interested in degrowth (the new social and economic paradigm that challenges the growth–driven economic model on which existing policies are based)?  If so, consider submitting a poster presentation at the Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas (May 13-19, 2012).  The conference aims to bring together participants to look at the theory, practice, necessity and challenges of building a post growth world.  The deadline for poster abstracts is February 28, 2012.  Click here for more information.