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Why I’m using my social enterprise profit to fight for social justice in sub-Saharan Africa

The world is changing and it’s time that we come together as one and at the forefront of this social change. With the desire to push for social justice, Will Adoasi launched his ethical watch company ‘Vitae London’ in 2015 and uses the profit – made from the sale of its own branded watches – […]

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The 5 Networking events ‘led by young people’ to jumpstart your Media and Creative career

These networking events – created by young people – should be on your new-year-new-me list if you are looking to kickstart your career within the media and creative sector. With research figures showing the UK’s creative sector contributing more than £100 billion per year to the economy and employing around 2 million people, there is […]

Idea Exchange

UCL Innovation & Enterprise presents – Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet

Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet is a free open event helping founders expand their network and find a co-founder for their business. Hosted by University College London – Innovation and Enterprise, this networking event is an opportunity to tell someone about your business or social enterprise idea (without giving too much away) and meet someone […]

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Female Founders: Win £2,000 From Crowdfunder To Boost Your Crowdfunding Campaign For Your New Business Idea

Crowdfunder – a UK rewards-based crowdfunding platform – is running a nation-wide competition aimed at boosting the growth of female-led businesses and they are looking to award £2k funding to the crowdfunding campaign of 12 start-up female founders. The crowdfunding competition, run in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Crowdcube and Everywoman, is part of the Back […]

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Getting the right partnership for your social impact business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]

Varsity Pitch

NACUE’s Varsity Pitch 2018 Winner Is WASE – a social enterprise startup turning sewage waste into energy and clean water

The £10,000 top prize at this year’s UK-wide Varsity Pitch competition goes to Tom Fudge – founder of WASE – a water treatment startup developing technologies to help provide sanitation and energy to remote communities in developing countries. Varsity Pitch, a national business pitching competition organised by the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs […]

Mental Health

HOW TO: Spot And Support Your Friends To Improve Their Mental Health Wellbeing

If somebody tells you that they have a mental health issue – Research, Learn, Engage and Educate yourself. Jana Dowling, founder of The 888 Collective, was inspired to launch her own social enterprise startup in August 2017 as a direct response to her personal experience with losing work after suffering mental health issues. After returning back […]

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How To Turn Your Social Enterprise Idea Into A Sustainable Business

If running a social business is something that has always interested you, then learn how to turn your social enterprise idea into a sustainable business. A social enterprise is worthwhile and rewarding.  And, with the right infrastructure and support in place, it can have a very lasting effect on you as its leader and the […]

Entrepreneurs

“Given Brexit and Trump, We Now Need Entrepreneurs More Than Ever Before,” Says Innocent Drinks Co-founder Richard Reed

Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed calls for entrepreneurs across the world to be strong amidst this ongoing political and economic chaos. Speaking to entrepreneurs at a social enterprise event in London last night, titled ‘Make Society Great Again’, Reed said: “We are the best possible hope and chance the world has got.” Reed was part […]

Social Enterprise Awards

UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016

Applications now open for the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016 – Recognising businesses and individuals making an impact in the social enterprise sector. The awards are open to all social enterprises with specific categories for investors, corporate groups, public sector bodies and charities. There are 12 categories organisations can enter, including UK Social Enterprise of the Year, […]