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Social Venture Weekend: September and November

3rd August 2016 By Foundation East in News


Social Venture Weekend: September and November


  • Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October
  • Friday 25 November to Sunday 27 November


The Social Venture Weekend at Cambridge Judge Business School is for anyone with an ambition to set up or grow a business that makes a positive social or environmental impact.

The workshop is an inspiring introduction to the social venture sector and a valuable opportunity to focus intensely on your own business. In an inclusive, supportive and friendly atmosphere, you’ll have the opportunity to share and test your ideas with others and learn from the experience of successful social entrepreneurs.

  • For emerging social entrepreneurs, it’s a chance to explore new ideas and get started on your new business.
  • For established social ventures, you will be able to refine your business plan and cement your understanding of business fundamentals to help your business thrive.

Unlike other entrepreneurial training, this is from a social perspective, with a strong focus on social impact within the context of creating and scaling a sustainable business. Over the weekend, faculty from Cambridge Judge Business School and other world-class experts in social enterprise will cover business planning, market research, legal structures, finance and pitching.

The course is for anyone with an ambition to start or grow a social venture. They welcome any business working to make positive social or environmental impact across all sectors, from employment to genomics, ageing to energy. Social Venture Weekend is for you if:

  • you are starting, or already running, a business dedicated to making social impact
  • you’re ambitious to scale up rapidly, become investment ready, and secure finance

The weekend costs £75 +VAT, with half-price tickets available for a co-founder or senior team member, and discounts available to those who are unwaged, living on benefits or facing other financial difficulty. Find out more, and apply to attend, at:

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    Foundation East is the only Responsible Finance provider offering loans and business support to businesses across the East of England. We create £15 of social value for every £1 we loan. To continue helping local entrepreneurs, we're becoming increasingly reliant on funds raised through members buying our CITR shares. Buying CITR shares brings many social, economic and financial benefits.

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