Rocket Launch: Sending your Social Enterprise into the Stratosphere!

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
108 Stamford Street
South Bank
London SE1 9NH

Are you looking for the tools to start or expand your social enterprise? Are you curious to find out what social enterprise is all about? Well, the sky is no longer the limit! Please join us for an evening of learning and discussion as we hear from experts and social entrepreneurs in London. Come find out:

  • Why social enterprise is booming
  • How other social entrepreneurs created and built successful operations
  • What the role of social enterprise is in our new economic reality
  • How you can use this information to push your social enterprise to the next level
  • What it takes to get the funding needed to “blast off”

This event will feature speakers from social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship experts. Our speakers include:

Casey Lord, Venturesome, Investment Executive – Casey works with Venturesome, a leading social investment fund providing unsecured capital for charities, social enterprises and community land trusts.

Kate Bull, The People’s Supermarket, Founder/CEO –  The People’s Supermarket sets out to use the standard business model of a convenience supermarket and twist it, to construct a social enterprise that is commercially sustainable to enable it to be socially and environmentally sustainable.

Matthew Scott, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur in Residence – Matt is currently working on issues around sustainability for the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and has also previously spent time with McKinsey & Company and AEA Technology.

Kate Swade, Coin Street, Consultancy Programme Manager – Kate co-ordinates consultancy services to ambitious community organisations wanting to develop or acquire assets, and has a background in community led regeneration.

Servane Mouazan, Ogunte and the Global Tribal Network, Founder – Ogunte develops and promotes women social venture leaders, impact investors, and social innovators. Servane is also the creator of the Annual Women’s Social Leadership Awards and Make a Wave, a Pre-Incubator for Women Social Entrepreneurs.

Tom Rippin, On Purpose, Founder – After years of working in Cancer Research and McKinsey & Company, Tom transitioned into the social sector as an advisor and set up On Purpose, which trains young high-fliers for management positions in social enterprise.

Our event would be a great fit for anyone who is thinking of starting or has recently started a social enterprise. It would also be interesting for individuals who are curious about social policies and funding around these ventures.

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