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London’s first Cross-University Social Enterprise Festival

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2017
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...
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A Hotel Social Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th December 2015
In all our time of exploring startups, social enterprises, and SME’s we have never come across a hotel that is also a social enterprise. Now we can check it off our list. The Social Enterprise Hotel  The Green Rooms Actor’s Hotel which plans to open in the Wood Green area of London next year will be a 20-room hotel catering to theatre troupe cast and crew. The problem is one th...
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20% off SSE Social Enterprise Funding Workshop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2015
Finding funding for a Social Enterprises / Not-for-Profit has become an increasingly difficult task as ‘austerity’ has meant that the social enterprise / not for profit / charitable sector has felt the full force of the cuts. Therefore we are delighted to share word that for the next three weeks, the School for Social Entrepreneurs will offer a 20% discount to their next London based ...
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Social Enterprise Provides Cheap London Rentals to Volunteers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th February 2015
So, we all know that volunteering is great. It builds essential skills, it promotes generosity, it connects you with others and, let’s face it, it feels pretty darn good. But there is of course one major issue; whilst you’re getting on with all that do-gooding, how do you pay the rent? It’s a problem which has a real impact on the level of volunteer work that the average Joe or ...
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Gloucestershire Bike Project - A True Social Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2013
It’s fair to say that in recent weeks we've been having something of a ‘social enterprise-fest’ here at Startacus, with such inspiring tales as Manchester Veg People, Pop-up bikes and Today we keep the wheel turning with an inspirational project which is putting the pedal to the metal with its not-for-profit bicycle refurbishment service that rescues those underloved b...
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The Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2013
If you’re part of a Social Enterprise that’s been in operation and trading for at least the last two years, the recently launched Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards should certainly be worth a look.The Awards aim to help existing social enterprises to grow and develop by providing financial funding as well as business support. The entire prize fund for the awards is a prett...
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The Barclays Social Enterprise Weekends

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2013
Could you change the world in a weekend? Well, in reality probably not, however if you have an idea that could potentially do just that then a new initiative by Barclays ought to be of interest. Barclays are facilitating two Social Enterprise Weekends later this month, during which tech entrepreneurs and creative designers will be working together in teams to create and develop new and innovative...
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From Uni project to Social Enterprise - Celebrate my Library tells us their story

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2013
Startacus heard about Hilary Chittenden & Victoria Foster when we had read up about the Creative Enterprise Awards at University of the Arts London back in November. Hilary and Victoria, two recent Graduates from the University had won the Social Enterprise Prize for their fantastic Uni project 'Celebrate my library' that encourages libraries to become community hubs rather than just be seen ...
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How to Fund a Social Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th September 2012
How to Fund a Social Enterprise? These places may be able to help...If you’ve got an idea for a business and doing social and environmental good is a bigger priority and focus than making money for yourself, you’re probably considering going down the Social Enterprise route. And you’re not alone - the last few years has seen a significant rise in the number of new businesses bein...
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