Impact Enterprise Resources

A list of resources compiled by UnLtd USA for impact enterprises.*

At UnLtd USA we seek out, fund and support entrepreneurs building solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems. We invest directly in these individuals, developing them as leaders, accelerating their impact and propelling their organizations toward further investment and scale.

Below are some of the resources that have inspired us most, in addition to the tools we inherited from UnLtd UK and UnLtd India.

Impact design and measurement:

Startup business model development:

  • The Lean Startup - A book by Eric Reis advocating an iterative approach to startups.
  • The New Business Road Test and Getting to Plan B by John Mullins and Randy Komisar - The first introduces the Seven Domains framework; the second an tool for iteratively approaching business model design.
  • Business Model Generation - A series of books and frameworks (including the business model canvas and value proposition canvas) for designing a business model.
  • The Mom Test by Rob FitzGerald - A workbook on customer development.

Entrepreneurial motivation and leadership development:

Pitching:

  • Pitching Hacks by Venture Hacks - A guide to pitching angel investors, including a powerpoint deck template on p52.
  • Space Angels Network’s pitching deck - Another great ten-slide powerpoint deck template.
  • Founder Centric’s “Pitch Bingo” resources - A guide for entrepreneurs to coach each other and analyze each other’s pitches.

Networks:

Other accelerator models:

In addition to the above resources, some other resources of note:

Startups:

Impact:

Miscellaneous:

 

Are we missing resources you have found helpful? Let us know: @markchand and @UnLtdUSA

 

*In line with a recent report by CASE i3 and new initiative from the Rockefeller Foundation, we have begun to use the phrase impact enterprise instead of social enterprise. We think impact enterprise is more inclusive of enterprises tackling environmental and civic issues, and we hope it sticks.