by Admin on JUNE 24, 2013
The government’s Social Incubator Fund is strengthening its panel with a startup female entrepreneur joining the advisers.
Zoe Peden, the entrepreneur behind the educational iPad app for people with communication difficulties MyChoicePad has been invited to become an Advisory Board Member for the Cabinet Office’s £10m Social Incubator Fund for start-up social ventures.
MyChoicePad uses symbols and signs to help children and adults with learning or communication difficulties. It’s estimated that almost 2 million people could benefit from it in the UK alone. Prowess 2.0 featured Zoe’s story earlier this year, you can read it here.
The Social Incubator Fund was launched last year by Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd to target social incubators to help them provide investment and support to early stage social ventures.
Peden was one of the winners of UnLtd‘s The Big Venture Challenge in 2011 and her company, Insane Logic was accepted into the Wayra London digital accelerator in June 2012. The Wayra UnLtd academy incubator also launched earlier this year, and is partly funded by the government’s Social Incubator Fund.
The next round of the Social Incubator Fund closes on 6th September 2013. More information is available from the Big Fund, who manage the Social Incubator Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society.