Stage Six
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Stage Six

Taking social enterprise to new heights.

 

Our approach

We find franchise-ready social enterprises with the desire to expand.  Those that meet our standards are invited to join Stage Six as a portfolio company in exchange for a share of their future success.  Stage Six portfolio companies receive ongoing customized technical support designed to help them progress through the six stages of growth outlined in the diagram below.  Stage Six also connects its portfolio companies to a blend of financing options to support growth.

About us

Stage Six builds and supports impactful and sustainable social businesses that are using the franchise model to rapidly and dramatically scale in emerging markets around the world.  Companies in our portfolio tackle a wide spectrum of social needs (i.e. health, education, water, sanitation, food security, and clean energy) in a range of geographies.  What unites them is the model that they use to scale – franchising.

 
 

Our people

 

Advisory board

   Steve Bedford   Chairman, Blupoint Ltd., and Wessex Social Ventures CIC   

Steve Bedford
Chairman, Blupoint Ltd., and Wessex Social Ventures CIC

 

   Hachemi Aliouche     
  
 
  
    
  
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  Director, Rosenberg International Franchise Center, Rosenberg Chair in Franchising, and Associate Professor, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire

Hachemi Aliouche
Director, Rosenberg International Franchise Center, Rosenberg Chair in Franchising, and Associate Professor, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire

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   Director of Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Steve Chapman
Director of Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

   Joe Sieve   Vice President of Franchise Development, Arby's      

Joe Sieve
Vice President of Franchise Development, Arby's

 

 

   Dave Koch   Founding Partner, PlaveKoch Franchise Law   

Dave Koch
Founding Partner, PlaveKoch Franchise Law

 

   Adrian Knight    Founder, Knight Franchises   
  
   
  
    
  
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  Adrian Knight is a specialist in international franchise sales, helping major brands find and secure Master Franchisees, Area Developers and high performing single-unit franchisees across the globe. 

Adrian Knight 
Founder, Knight Franchises
Adrian Knight is a specialist in international franchise sales, helping major brands find and secure Master Franchisees, Area Developers and high performing single-unit franchisees across the globe. 

   John Simon   Partner, Total Impact Capital    

John Simon
Partner, Total Impact Capital


 

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  Lecturer in Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Innovations in Finance at UNC, Chapel Hill, and Hult International Business School, San Francisco.

David Lehr
Lecturer in Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Innovations in Finance at UNC, Chapel Hill, and Hult International Business School, San Francisco.

 

Our team

   Julie McBride  Founder and CEO Washington DC

Julie McBride
Founder and CEO
Washington DC

   Patrick McAllister  COO Washington DC

Patrick McAllister
COO
Washington DC

   Winnie Karanu  Development Advisor Nairobi, Kenya

Winnie Karanu
Development Advisor
Nairobi, Kenya

   David Lehr  Technical Advisor San Francisco

David Lehr
Technical Advisor
San Francisco

   Cate O'Kane    Strategic Partnerships Advisor Washington DC and Seattle

Cate O'Kane
Strategic Partnerships Advisor
Washington DC and Seattle

 

Our partners and professional services suppliers

 
 

Our portfolio companies

 

Get involved

  • Become a franchisee for a Stage Six Portfolio Company
  • Become a franchisor for a Stage Six Portfolio Company
  • Become a Stage Six Portfolio Company
  • Invest in Stage Six and its Portfolio Companies
  • Collaborate with Stage Six
  • Volunteer

Contact

☎ (202) 744-1568

info@stagesix.com

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