The Academy fills a number of roles – we trade as a social enterprise; are one of the key intermediaries in Scotland’s ecosystem, now replicating in 12 other ecosystems around the world; and operate a number of learning programmes as part of incubators or accelerators (eg. MagIC IDEA Accelerator / Amplify Accelerator, Malaysia). We also run Impact Link as a small Accelerator pilot in India, Pakistan and China, distributing funds and providing learning and mentoring support.
We supported the delivery of the Social Enterprise World Forum last year (2018), are regular contributing attendees of this and Global SEN, and are also a program partner for Frontier Incubators – supporting the development of accelerators across Asia.
As we move into the second phase of Social Enterprise Academy replication, sharing the SEA model internationally, we are building regional teams (Africa, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia). The MD will personally be focusing more in Asia in the next couple of years as we respond to demand and support existing partners in Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Australia, New Zealand and India.