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London’s first Cross-University Social Enterprise Festival

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A week long Cross-University Festival dedicated to promoting social enterprise and supporting entrepreneurs in delivering social impact through business kicks off this week in London. Intrigued? Here’s all the details...

The Social Enterprise Festival 2017 is brought to you by City, University of London in partnership with Santander and Queen Mary University of London and offers up a mix of workshops, keynotes and networking opportunities. All sessions have been curated for those interested and involved with social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Festival 2017 London

Social enterprises do face many of the same problems as regular business – but they are able to conduct their business in a way that is sustainable and has a social impact / social cause at its core.

During the festival attendees will gain expert insights, skills and meet lots of business founders making a difference to social problems in communities both locally and overseas.

The Social Enterprise Festival runs from Friday 17th Feb through to the following Friday 24th and full details, schedule and speaker list can be found via site, but we’ve listed a few of the stand out events below that you might want to look at.:

Introduction to Social Enterprise and Social Innovation, 17th February 4.30pm
Led by social entrepreneurs from the Pioneers Post, find out what makes a social enterprise and some examples that are creating social change one customer at a time.

Social Entrepreneurs Journey, 21st February 6pm
Hear from social entrepreneurs at different stages of their social enterprise careers and have a chance to ask the questions to inspire your quest into the world of social enterprise.

Buy Social Marketplace, 22nd February 1pm
Drop by and check out the amazing selection of products and services available from the best social enterprises from around the UK.

The Big Social Debate, 24th February 2.30pm
Get ready for Social Enterprise Experts to exchange debating blows on topics including: What is the future really like for social enterprise? Where does social enterprise sit in the broader business and social landscape? And critically, can social enterprise truly deliver social impact and financial return?

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Published on: 11th February 2017

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