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Steps to Start-Up

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Warwick Enterprise are delighted to be working in partnership with the CEIS to bring new social enterprise education to all students at Warwick University.

Steps to Startup is an e-learning launchpad programme for social and environmental entrepreneurs - and it’s available to you now for free. If you’ve spotted an opportunity for change and are ready to take your idea to the next level, you’ll quickly learn how to do just that in Steps to Startup. Maybe you want to know how to better define your social or environmental problem; discover how to build support for your cause; where to find your customers; or maybe you are interested in learning more about socially / environmentally focused business models? The Steps to Startup E-learning program is made up of x8 easy to follow, video-based courses with everything you need to know about social purpose business startup:

  • 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

Whether you want to solve local or global problems - Steps to Startup will take you quickly from idea to entrepreneur!


Intro to Steps to Startup from Social Enterprise Institute on Vimeo.


Steps to Startup is a world-leading startup program that helps you to plan, build, and launch a successful social enterprise.

It’s an interactive, video-based training program that you complete online and at your own pace. The program guides you through the entire startup process, with actionable tools, templates and tips at every stage. You can learn with a global community of social entrepreneurs and coaches, and can ask questions and get feedback at any time.

If you want to build your social enterprise quickly and as part of an incredibly supportive online community, Steps to Startup is for you.

You can also read more about the Steps to Start-up programme here




You can work through different topics via the learning platform and monitor your progress as you continue working through the sections of the programme.

If you wish to find out more information or sign up please complete the form below and we will get back to you.

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