Community and Collaboration
We believe that powerful partnerships are the key to successful and impactful businesses. Through meaningful collaboration, better results can be achieved for the long-term. SeedTribe is a network that brings together exceptional entrepreneurs, investors and supporters who share the same values. By sharing expertise, experience and ideas, our strong network of people support each other to help maximise their positive impact on the world.
Profit and Sustainable Development
Our goal is for a world where all profit-driven businesses have social and/or environmental impact at the heart of their business model - marrying profit with purpose. We are conscious of the many "green-" and/or "impact-washing" businesses that detract attention from genuine, significant impact and this can often be a fine line. At the other end of the spectrum, some businesses are only focused on impact without a clear path to profitability. That's why we support start-ups who integrate at least one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals into their business model.
Focus with Quality
At SeedTribe we ensure the businesses we work with are driving meaningful change. Rather than working with a large number of entrepreneurs, we feature and support a curated selection of businesses that we believe will achieve a measurable impact towards the SDGs. At SeedTribe, we look at all these aspects of the UN SDGs with no compromise. This means we often make difficult decisions to turn businesses down. This enables our community to focus on supporting businesses we feel have the most chance of making a genuine difference at every level.
Beyond the SDGs, we make judgment on quality by assessing whether:
- Businesses have solid financials and a formal business plan.
- Entrepreneurs have a positive attitude and the necessary experience to execute their business plan to help solve an environmental or social issue.
Positivity with Determination
At SeedTribe, we prefer to remain optimistic that we will achieve these goals using the power of business. Therefore, we wish to disassociate with the demotivating widespread media focus on negative messaging. Instead, we believe actions speak louder than words. A meaningful contribution requires highlighting the action needed to drive change, not simply pointing out a problem. We understand that meaningful change does not happen overnight. That is why, in a world faced by ever more challenging issues, we are gradualists and believe that incremental change, in whatever form, is a huge achievement. The SeedTribe community’s positive mindset is essential to tackling these problems and is at the core of our values.