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Hertfordshire's first ever Social Enterprise Fair: A celebration of social enterprise, with skills workshops and networking.

  • Skills workshops on crowdfunding, social media, and more.
  • Lots of chances for networking, sharing ideas and collaboration
  • Marketplace of local agencies and useful organisations
  • Run in partnerships between St Albans CVS, the University of Hertfordshire Social Enterprise Unit, and the University of Hertfordshire Business Academy



SPEAKERS

Keynote speaker, "Celebrating Social Enterprise" Nick Temple, Deputy Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK.

Using social media to reach your audience:

  • Hajrë Hyseni - Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire. Entrepreneur, digital theorist on outsourcing, social, mobile and ecommerce. Hayre spoke at our March event and is back by popular demand, based on his insightful comments on how to understand and engage with your audience.
  • Debbie Gilbert - Founder of Best Business Women Awards, Weight Off Workshops and Viva Business Networking & Support, Debbie has been successfully managing her own business since 1998 after a career in the travel industry. Alongside an award-winning networking company, she runs a social media training company and event management agency. She is a connector of people and loves to help people find the right contacts for their business.

Getting ready to crowdfund your enterprise:

  • Andy Davis - Associate Editor and Investment Columnist at Prospect magazine. Author of "Innovations in Access to Finance for SMEs", "Crowdfund Investing Platforms in the US and UK" and "Seeds of Change: Emerging Sources of Non-Bank Funding for Britain's SMEs". Former editor of the FT Weekend Magazine.
  • Emily Mathieson - Founder, Aerende. Aerende is a new social enterprise selling life improving homewares, and Emily ran a successful crowd-funding target to launch her enterprise, that exceeded its targets.

Expert Panels:

  • Morning panel - Keys to success for starting a new social enterprise: Nikki Casey (StEPS), Chris Lee (The Repair Shed and The Prince's Trust Enteprrise Programme), Nathalie Shenker (Hearts Milk Bank) and Jane Todd (The Kitchen Front)
  • Afternoon panel - Keys to success for enterprising charities: Keely Siddiqui-Charlick (Sunnyside Rural Trust), Richard Morris (The Giving Machine), Emily Douse (Trinity Community Project)

Social Enterprise in Adult Support and Care:

  • Helen Allen- Manager of Enterprise and Community Innovation at Community Catalysts. Community Catalysts are an expert agency that supports small, local care enterprises to start-up.





AGENDA:

9:30-10: Arrivals, coffee/tea, marketplace.

10-11: Welcomes. Keynote speaker: Nick Temple from Social Enterprise UK "Celebrating social enterprise"

11-12: Workshop 1. Choose from

  • Getting ready to crowdfund your enterprise
  • Using social media to reach your audience
  • Support & care: the role of social enterprise in the sector, an overview for enterprises, commissioners and agencies
  • Expert panel: Keys to success for starting a new social enterprise

12-1: Lunch, networking, marketplace

1-2: Workshop 2. Choose from

  • Getting ready to crowdfund your enterprise
  • Using social media to reach your audience
  • Support & care: running your own care enterprise, for entrepreneurs and charities
  • Expert panel: Keys to success for enterprising charities

2-3: Question time panel. Closing remarks.

3-4: Optional networking, time to keep talking.



MARKET PLACE

In the market place, you will be able to speak to: Cambridge Social Ventures, Charity Bank, Eastside Primetimers, In-Kind-Direct, Inspire 2 Enterprise, Mine of Innovation, SEEE, School for Social Entrepreneurs, St Albans CVS / Wel-Hat CVS, STANTA, Sweet Charity, The Princes Trust, University of Hertfordshire, and Wenta.




TICKETS

There are a range of ticket options, at different prices;

1. Full-price tickets for non-Hertfordshire residents are £100.

2. If you live in Hertfordshire or your enterprise/charity is based in Hertfordshire then you get a reduced rate, due to support from Hertfordshire County Council and the University of Hertfordshire;

  • EARLY BIRD tickets are £20 until the end of February.
  • After the end of February, general tickets are £40.

3. Concessionary tickets are £20 for students, those aged 65+ and/or people on benefits.

4. Successful applicants for an Inspiring Social Enterprise grant get a complimentary place. Details of grants are on our website. http://www.volunteerstalbans.org.uk/inspiring-social-enterprise/


All refreshments, workshops and delegate pack are included.





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