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   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

  Kelli Schroeder  Senior Director, International Development Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Dallas Texas

Kelli Schroeder
Senior Director, International Development
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Dallas Texas

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

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

  Peter Holt  CEO The Joint Chiropractic Scottsdale, Arizona

Peter Holt
CEO
The Joint Chiropractic
Scottsdale, Arizona

  Amolo Ngweno  East Africa Regional Director Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) Nairobi, Kenya

Amolo Ngweno
East Africa Regional Director
Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA)
Nairobi, Kenya

   Dave Koch   Founding Partner, PlaveKoch Franchise Law

Dave Koch
Founding Partner, PlaveKoch Franchise Law

   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.

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


   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.

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    Business Development Advisor Washington DC

Patrick McAllister
Business Development Advisor
Washington DC

   Lars Parkin    Financial Analyst Washington DC

Lars Parkin
Financial Analyst
Washington DC

   David Lehr    Social Franchise Advisor San Francisco

David Lehr
Social Franchise 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