Entrepreneurs sought for annual Good Ideas Academy


The Melting Pot is offering support to those looking to turn ideas into social enterprises, charities or campaigns

25th July 2017 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

The Melting Pot's annual Good Ideas Academy is returning.

The Edinburgh social enterprise shared workspace is calling for budding entrepreneurs, social innovators or anyone with a good idea to get in touch.

Since its launch by Scotland's centre for social innovation in 2011, the Good Ideas Academy has allowed 67 participants to turn their great ideas into new social enterprises, charities and campaigns.

“Creating a non-profit organisation can be a daunting prospect,” said The Melting Pot’s Julie Ellam. “We’re here to help people test out their ideas, turn them into action and make a real, long-term difference to society.

“The Good Ideas Academy aims to attract a diverse range of grassroots leaders. We want to hear from anyone with a passion for turning an idea for improving society into reality. This year we are particularly keen to hear from people whose idea has been inspired by personal experience of a particular problem or issue, or involves using a creative approach to improving the lives of people or the environment through art, music, design or dance.”

The project  has played a key role in the setting up of a range of organisations, such as music innovators Tinderbox and Vox Liminis, environmental enterprises such as Green Aspirations and Remade Edinburgh, and social campaign initiatives such as Fathers Network Scotland and the Reward Foundation.

For more information and to take part in the academy, visit the Metlting Pot website.