Buy Social Marketplace - Shopping with change guaranteed
Feb
26
to Feb 27

Buy Social Marketplace - Shopping with change guaranteed

Drop in and check out the amazing products and services available from social enterprises from around the UK. Buying something here is shopping with change guaranteed!

Day 1

The Social Marketplace will take place in the foyer outside Oliver Thompson Lecture Theater on 26th February (6-8pm).

Day 2

The Social Marketplace will take place in the CityBar on 27th February (9am-4pm).

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The Grand Social Debate - Purpose vs Profit
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Grand Social Debate - Purpose vs Profit

Social Enterprises offer a fantastic business model for entrepreneurs and a like to give back in an impactful and meaningful way, however its not easy balancing the passion to support a cause while also creating a sustainable business. Making ethical decisions about business can also be expensive so how can you get the balance right?

Join us for this panel debate which aims to explore and discuss this topic in more detail looking at support from the government, CSR vs a true social enterprise model amongst many other interesting talking points.

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Keynote - The importance of building businesses that give back
Feb
27
10:30 AM10:30

Keynote - The importance of building businesses that give back

Hear from our speaker about the challenges and opportunities for social enterprise, and gain an understanding of what it means to deliver purpose as an entrepreneur or employee. We will hear form an experienced social entrepreneur who has scaled operations from a simple idea to a global brand.

This session will take place in the CityBar.

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Feb
27
3:00 PM15:00

Network, drink, snack, repeat

As we draw near the end of the festival, we will offer you free clinics with Legal, Marketing, Funding and Grants advisers.

The appointments will be offered on first come first served basis (further details soon) so in the meantime put together all of your questions and come and get some good advice from the best of best.

Ahead of the Pitch for Good Final, we thought it would be great to gather together participants, speakers, guests and break the ice over a drink or two.

Come along, get some (free) tips from our experts and have a drink before our pitching competition, Pitch For Good!

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Meet the Changemakers - Fireside chat with social entrepreneurs
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Changemakers - Fireside chat with social entrepreneurs

Join us for an exciting discussion with experienced social entrepreneurs that are willing to share their experiences (highs, lows and pivots), offer advice on how you can build social enterprises in the future and how an entrepreneurial flair has helped to solve social problems and benefit communities.

This session will take place in ELG15, in the Drysdale Building.

 

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Pitch for good, the Final
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Pitch for good, the Final

Join us for the Pitch For Good final, where early stage social enterprises will be pitching infront of our panel of judges that are each involved in supporting and investing in social enterprises in order to decide who will win up to £1000 to put towards their business.

This session will take place in ELG15, Drysdale Building.

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