As the month of January turns to February we take a quick breath to reflect on the New Year and to welcome our Edinburgh Class of 2019. At the end
Good ideas make change.
Do you want to turn your good idea into a new social venture?
Since 2011 Good Ideas has inspired and supported people to turn their good ideas into new social enterprises, charities and campaigns.
Making an idea happen can be a daunting prospect. Finding time to explore new ideas is difficult.
We’re here to help people test their ideas and make change happen.
The Good Ideas Journey
A variety of entry points, called Catalysts, including webinars, talks, events and workshops
Testing ideas at 1-day and 2-day Camps held at various locations in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Selection to a 3-month sprint, called the Class, that includes weekly workshops and learning tours that lead to the testing of a minimal viable product/service
Selection to a 3-month Coaching period of bi-weekly workshops with 1:1 expert input alongside co-coaching from other Good Ideas founders
Andy Hyde, Upstream
Callum MacKinnon, Forth Valley Rebound Therapy Service CIC
Celia Hodson, Hey Girls
Kenneth Allan, Repurposing of Empty Buildings for Beneficial Homeless Use
Lauren McLaughlin, Spilt Milk
Lauren Jarvis, Pets in Crisis
Maria Perez, Scotland’s Social Way
Nicola Lamberton & Keith Murray, Duncan Place: Your Space
Roz Adams, Listen Up
Christina Cran, Wee Seeds
Emily Beardsmore, Exploring Participation
Fearless Femme, Eve Hepburn
Ready to start your project?
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
It’s been really great to be surrounded by a community of people that are equally passionate, like-minded, to have the frameworks and structures to start approaching my idea and making it into a business.
I have grown in many ways I had not thought possible, learning more than I ever knew I needed to know, and have met so many wonderful people who have taught me so many wonderful things.
I've been thinking about these concepts for years and I think that without Good Ideas, I would be still thinking about them and wouldn't have the courage to take them forward
My idea would not have gone anywhere. [Good Ideas] created the space I needed in a cluttered life to nurture it, to give it the first signs of life.