Stage Six
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Stage Six

Taking social enterprise to new heights

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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.

 

HOW WE WORK

 

Our people

 

Our team

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO

Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Director of Communications

Director of Communications

Social Franchise Advisor

Social Franchise Advisor

 
Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor

International Franchise Development Advisor  Dallas, Texas

International Franchise Development Advisor
Dallas, Texas

 

portfolio companies


FUNDERS

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partners and professional services suppliers


Advisory Board

Entrepreneur  Kampala, Uganda

Entrepreneur
Kampala, Uganda

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

East Africa Regional Director
Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA)

Nairobi, Kenya

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

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

Entrepreneur  Bogota, Colombia

Entrepreneur
Bogota, Colombia

 
Partner, Total Impact Capital

Partner, Total Impact Capital

CEO of The Joint Chiropractic  Scottsdale, Arizona

CEO of The Joint Chiropractic
Scottsdale, Arizona

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

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

Founder, Knight Franchises

Founder, Knight Franchises

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

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

Chairman, Blupoint Ltd., and Wessex Social Ventures CIC

Chairman, Blupoint Ltd., and Wessex Social Ventures CIC

Founding Partner, PlaveKoch Franchise Law

Founding Partner, PlaveKoch Franchise Law

Co-founder, Coda Collective

Co-founder, Coda Collective

 
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Contact Stage Six to get involved in one of these ways:

  • 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