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Calling All Budding Social Entrepreneurs: peer to peer learning and networking event

16/09/2014 @ 18:00 - 19:30

Local social entrepreneur and UnLtd award winner Shakira Sturgess will host this evening meeting. You’ll be able to:

• ask a panel of social entrepreneurs about the challenges they’ve faced and the successes they’ve achieved
• talk to organisations that support social entrepreneurs
• get to know other local people and organisations looking at a new way to generate income

What’s a Social Enterprise?

The government defines a social enterprise as “a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners”.

Support services attending:

School for Social Entrepreneurs – support for social entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to transform their talent into real social outcomes, in the form of sustainable solutions to poverty and disadvantage in communities.

Association of Community Based Business Advice – business counselling and workshops for new entrepreneurs, free to people on low income, working part-time or unemployed.

Olmec – help new and established social enterprises with legal structures, human resources, market research, business modelling and succession.

Programme

• 6 – 6.15     Welcome, tea and coffee
• 6.15 – 6.45     Panel presentations and Q&A
• 6.45 – 7.30     Networking

To reserve your place at this event, please contact elinor.hopson-hill@vai.org.uk or call 0207 832 5800.

 

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Details

Date:
16/09/2014
Time:
18:00 - 19:30

Venue

Voluntary Action Islington
200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP
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