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Getting Pitch Perfect: 8 tips on creating a winning pitch deck

There are a few tools that every entrepreneur needs in their arsenal, one being an awesome pitch deck. This is your key to getting the funding and resources you need to give life to your idea. Here's an infographic on creating a winning pitch deck that hits on all of...

Four quotes for celebrating Children’s Day

To celebrate National Children’s Day, we’ve put together a few quotes on the importance of our country’s youngest citizens.   "Little moments, over and over, mold our children's foundation, a cache of learning that they will pass on to their children." June Cotner...

Impact investing is booming – and SA should step up

This post was originally shared on Fin 24 by Aunnie Paton Power. Innovation Edge is excited to be part of the first Impact Bond for Early Childhood Development in South Africa. The Impact Bond pay-for-outcome model offers great potential to increase funding flow into...

What to consider when co-creating

There are many ways to go about co-creating, and which to choose depends on the challenges and objectives at hand. Here are a few notes to keep in mind as you go through the process. 1. A shared vision and mission It is important to ensure that all stakeholders...

Five Hacks on getting your funding application noticed

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is true when it comes to applying for funding too. We know that completing application forms can be a tedious process, but as your first engagement with a funder, it counts. Here are some tips for...

Earlybird brings their ECCE model to market

After two years of analysing the international evidence on drivers of quality - i.e. the factors that translate into sustained, positive outcomes for children in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and two years of testing and iterating on those key elements in...

Screening Screentime: Parenting in the digital age

In some ways, parenting is easy. We know that we shouldn’t give our kids cake for dinner. We know that we shouldn’t let them run with scissors. We know we should always make sure they feel loved and secure. In other ways, however, being a parent is a bit trickier. We...

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