This page lists up and coming events that may be of interest to Social Enterprises in the West of England.
West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Consultation Event
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership is setting up a Social Enterprise Network to support new and existing enterprises across the region and would like to extend an invitation to YOU - the local community, passionately committed people and key influential stakeholders in the region to join us in shaping this new initiative.
The new Social Enterprise Network is initially being led by a group of social entrepreneurs, practitioners and support organisations including the Bristol School for Social Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprise Works, Quartet Community Foundation and UnLtd.
Book via the link below, the event runs from 9.30am – 12 on 14 March 2013 at Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, Bristol
Commissioning Social Enterprises: West of England
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, the Social Enterprise Mark Company, Bristol City Council and Social Enterprise Works are pleased to invite you to attend the ‘Commissioning Social Enterprises- West ofEngland’ event.
This fantastic event will be taking place on Friday the 30 of November 2012, from 9.30 to 13.00pm, at the magnificent venue of the Engineer’s House inClifton,Bristol.
This free event will focus on public and private procurement with social enterprises and celebrate the 50in250 campaign ‘1 year on’. This occasion is also a great opportunity to network with other social enterprises, Social Enterprise Mark holders, businesses and commissioners, and an opportunity to learn about the current priorities of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.
Places are limited, so respond immediately to secure your place. Just click on the link below and leave your details http://westofengland.eventbrite.co.uk/
Bristol Social Enterprise: Knowing and Growing
Saturday, 10th November 2012 at 9:30am – 6pm
The Bristol Social Enterprise Conference is the first of its kind inBristol. It is a forum designed to engage in dialogue, debate, and expression around social enterprise.
The Conference is entirely student-run, hosted in collaboration by students from theUniversityofBristol. It is run largely due to support from the Social Enterprise Society and Bristol Hub. This year it is also in partnership with Knowing and Growing: an organisation which supports the development of social enterprises. We are excited to run the conference and hope you all love it too!
To purchase a ticket click here: http://groupspaces.com/bristolhub/item/335914
Growing the Ecosystem of Support and Finance for Ambitious Social Entrepreneurs
In communities around the country, there are shooting stars – ambitious social entrepreneurs who have the potential to deliver social impact at scale.
The social entrepreneurship sector is set to grow but there are key challenges facing those who are ambitious to scale up their social ventures – namely access to appropriate finance and lack of capacity. Many of these challenges can be overcome by knowing the right people with the right skills at the right time.
So, how do we strengthen the support and investment ecosystem for the most ambitious social entrepreneurs? How do we attract new investors to the sector? Are there better ways that support providers can collaborate?
On the Thursday 11th of October, UnLtd (in collaboration with Social Enterprise Works) will host an event to:
· Introduce UnLtd and our model for supporting and financing ambitious social entrepreneurs
· Share lessons from the Big Venture Challenge about how to attract new investors to the social venture market.
· Explore innovative ways to support social entrepreneurs who want to scale up impact rapidly.
· UnLtd Ventures
· Social Enterprise Works
· UnLtd Award Winner
Venue: Triodos Bank, Deanery Road, Bristol BS1 5AS
If you would like to join us on Thursday 11th October, 11:00am-4.30pm, please RSVP by Thursday 20th of September to email@example.com / 020 7566 1130.
There are limited number of spaces in the venue, so please RSVP as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.