Social Enterprise Support: Change the World


Do you want to change the world for the better?

Your journey as a Global Changemaker starts here.

We’ve teamed up with Social Shifters so you can get access to valuable digital learning resources that will help you develop your ideas and change the world.

Whether you want to solve a local or global problem, these resources will enable you to explore, test, and grow your ideas so you can make a difference.

When you’re ready, you can book an appointment with our Business Advisers who are here to support you on your journey. 

Our time for change is now. Be part of the social shift.

Find your social or environmental passion – and take action.

Join a global community and connect with changemakers like you who are creating big social and environment impact.

Get access to free bite-sized videos and tools to help you launch a project, campaign, or social business.

Available to all Edinburgh Napier students, staff, and alumni.

Everything you need to start your social enterprise.

Steps to Startup is a ground-breaking online social enterprise startup programme. 

Developed by the Social Enterprise Institute and social startup experts from across the world, this digital learning launchpad provides high quality video content and easy-to-use, action-based tools and resources.

As an Edinburgh Napier University student or alumnus, you can now access these e-learning courses to help you plan, build, and launch a successful social enterprise.

The 8 courses include:

      • Course 1: Defining the Problem
      • Course 2: Planning Your Social Impact
      • Course 3: Building Support For Your Cause
      • Course 4: Testing Your Ideas on a Small Scale
      • Course 5: Finding Your Customers
      • Course 6: Designing Your Business Model
      • Course 7: Securing the Funding
      • Course 8: Getting Ready for Take-Off

Turn your change-making idea into a social enterprise with Steps to Startup today.

Are you ready to take your social enterprise to the next level?

Our Business Advisers are here to support you to develop your entrepreneurial skills, your ideas, and grow your business. 

Depending on what stage you are at, as part of the Social Shifters programme our Business Advisers can also refer you to a specialist advisor at Firstport, Scotland’s agency for start-up social enterprises. Together we will support you to realise your social enterprise goals.

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