The objective of the research program is to build a fine-grained understanding of the pivotal processes by which social tech ventures develop to deliver their mission. Social tech ventures are an especially promising type of social ventures: they tackle social problems by deploying technology-based solutions in a financially sustainable manner.
The research will focus on social tech ventures that are backed by a leading venture capital fund that specialises in social tech. The project will study the social tech ventures over two years from the moment they embark on an in-depth accelerator program run by the venture capital fund.
Data collection of the programme will include granular, longitudinal qualitative data, including interviews, observation and archival data, to unveil how social tech ventures evolve, what challenges they face and how they overcome them.
Link to job advert: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/BUS00473/research-associate