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Be A Changemaker

A 6-month design and formation program for entrepreneurs. Take your ideas from possibility to reality.

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Grow your impact. 

Do you have an idea you want to bring to life, or a problem you want to solve, or a business you want to grow? 

Spend 6 months with a cohort of people who are passionate about Jesus and making a difference in the world. Together, with your coaches and the Seed community, we’ll work at the cutting edge of both social innovation and Christian formation to grow both you and your ideas.

Our Incubator is also your entry point to the Seed community. Whether you’re an experienced or an early-stage entrepreneur, the Seed community creates further engagement with other, like-minded entrepreneurs and a community that helps you grow your business/organisation by opening up access to coaching, finance and services.

Ready to start creating the change God has called you to create?

Why Should I Apply?

Take steps to turn that niggling idea into something tangible

Create something with strong foundations to be scalable and sustainable

Design your business to be a tool for Redemptive Change

Get clarity about what God desires for the people/places you serve

GROW AS A PERSON/LEADER

Through a guided formation process we help you:

Discover God-given purpose

Make changes to live more purposefully for Jesus

Develop your skills in design-thinking and creativity

Grow as a changemaker as you learn to more faithfully and effectively engage society/culture

JOIN A PURPOSEFUL COMMUNITY

You will work alongside your cohort and coaches, sharpening and supporting one another each step of the way:

An intentional and dynamic collaborative learning environment

Access to high calibre coaches who are all faithful followers of Jesus and leaders in their own fields

Access to a network of like-minded people, working at the forefront of creating positive social change, whose focus is seeing you flourish

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Intensives

The program includes three 3-day residential intensives where we use the Redemptive Design tools together to fast-track your progress. Attendance at the intensives is a requirement. Intensives generally run Thursday-Saturday. The first and third intensives are in Sydney and the second intensive is in Melbourne.

Masterclasses

These are an opportunity to hear and learn from experienced entrepreneurs and subject-matter experts that are part of the Seed community. We focus on topics that are vital for the entrepreneur’s journey – Story, brand, marketing, sales, structure, investment, community building.

Summit

The annual Seed summit is part of the 3rd Intensive. Together with the Incubator cohort you join the Seed community in a creative conversation around Redemptive Design. During Summit you will have an opportunity to present your idea to the community. This begins (or accelerates) the process of building a community of support behind your initiative.

Coaching

Your coach will meet with you every 2 weeks between Intensives. Each session will be focused on a key element that helps form either you or your idea.

Next Cohort begins January 2021.

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FURTHER DETAILS

STRUCTURE

 

Jan/Feb (Dates TBC)

INTENSIVE 1, NSW

May (Dates TBC)

INTENSIVE 2, Melbourne VIC

September (Dates TBC)

INTENSIVE 3 & Summit
(including Showcase Event & Celebration/Graduation)

 

 

 

CURRICULUM

The curriculum follows Seed’s Redemptive Design Framework. A summary of the curriculum is outlined below:

Discovering/Clarifying Purpose

  • Identity – who has God made us to be?

  • Context – who/where has God called us to serve?

Story of change

  • What is the change God is calling me to create? What do the people God is calling me to serve need/value?

  • What do I believe are the steps to change?

Design The Solution

  • How do I translate my customers’ needs into a Value Proposition and a Business Model?

  • How do I Design and Prototype my product / service?

Vehicle for Change

  • How do I turn my ideas into something tangible that helps people taste and see what Jesus is like?

  • How can I design my business to be a sustainable and scalable tool for Redemptive change

Community of Change

  • How do I engage with my customers and beneficiaries around my Idea / Business, as well as the partners I need to grow my Idea/Business?

Grow The Impact

  • What skills and resources do I need to turn my idea into reality?

  • How can I set up and execute a 3 year strategy?

Personal Development

  • Theological foundations for change

  • Formation for life as a changemaker

PRICING

The incubator is open to individuals or small teams who are working together in a business or on an idea (up to a maximum of three (3) participants per idea/business). Subsidies are available (see below).

Full fee for the program is:
Individuals – $4,500 
Teams: $4,500 first participant + $1,500 per extra participant

Fees include:

  • All accommodation and meals for the intensives;
  • All training resources and materials;
  • All coaching session and masterclasses;
  • Seed Summit and Showcase event.

Any other costs, including flights and any costs associated with the start-up of your initiative are the participant’s responsibility.

SUBSIDIES

Through the generous support of donors, Seed has been able to establish a fund to provide subsidies to applicants who are not able to afford the full cost of the program. 

Please note that subsidies are provided for applicants with real financial need and the maximum subsidy granted is 50% of program fees.

Applications for subsidies must be made at the time of application (details are included in the application form).

All applications for subsidies will be considered by a designated subsidy committee.

PAYMENT TERMS

Payment of fees is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Payment of a $500 deposit (non-refundable) is required on acceptance of your offer.

Full payment can be made upfront or based on the following payment schedule.

 

1st Payment

$500 

Deposit (non-refundable) is required on acceptance of your offer.

2nd Payment 

$2,500

Before 15 January 2021.

Amount adjustable based on subsidies provided

3rd Payment

$1,500 

Before 30 April 2021.

APPLICATION & SELECTION

There are limited spaces in each Incubator cohort. Places will be offered to applicants who fulfil the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated desire to grow in both your Christian faith and your capacity as a changemaker
  • A commitment to developing an idea that is aligned with God’s purposes.
  • Demonstrated maturity in your Christian faith.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity.
  • Willingness to learn and be challenged by both coaches and peers.

All applicants may be subject to interviews and reference checks.

Applications for our 2021 cohort close 30th November, 2020. Applicants will be contacted shortly after.

Do you know other Christian Changemakers who would benefit from the Incubator? Nominate them below. All nominees will be contacted with more information about the program.

YOU WERE DESIGNED FOR MORE. BE A REDEMPTIVE CHANGEMAKER