San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are happy to announce the return of the Social Entrepreneurs' Chat Show for GEW 2015
For one night only three inspiring social entrepreneurs will candidly share their personal stories in front of a live studio audience, reflecting on why they started, what drives and sustains them and what advice they would give to others setting up and running their social enterprise.
Our star studded line up will be hosted by Claire Carpenter, founder of The Melting Pot. On the sofa with Claire and being filmed will be three social entrepreneurs whose work focuses on the theme of local place making. The Chat Show stars are:
Life-long activist and co-founder of the GalGael Trust, Gehan Macleod
Pioneer in securing urban community assets, Pauline Gallacher from Neilston Development Trust
Founder of locally based community coworking hub, Danielle Trudeau, Tribe Porty
The aim of the event is to raise awareness of and share insights from the incredible work being done through these organisations that are providing physical spaces that act as catalysts and enablers of their local community.
This year featuring support from Chivas Regal and The Venture
We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Perthshire whisky makers Chivas Regal for this years' event.
Founded in Aberdeen in the 19th century by the Chivas brothers and still made at the Strathisla distillery in Speyside, Chivas Regal is through and through a product of its place; from the brothers who supported the local community to the flavours of the Scottish countryside evoked in every bottle.
And now, from those early beginnings, Chivas is looking to give back and support a new breed of entrepreneur with The Venture. This is a global competition with $1 million USD in funding up for grabs; The Venture is all about enabling a new generation of social entrepreneurs to create positive social change.
More info will be provided on the night but if you are an established, for-profit start up which is using business as a force for good you can apply right now. Open until 30 November.
You should come if you are interested in...
How ‘social enterprise’ and 'social entrepreneurs' can and are changing the world
Setting up a social enterprise, are running one, or assisting others to develop one - particularly one focusing on making spaces and developing community assets
This movement from an intellectual/philosophical/anthropological and policy view
The personal journey of successful social entrepreneurs - combining business realities with social change outputs
An informal yet professional networking opportunity with a diverse, interesting audience over a glass of chilled wine
Tickets are £20 and include free wine, nibbles and networking after the event.
ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM The Melting Pot website.
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The Melting Pot
The Melting pot stimulates and supports social innovation. We provide dynamic resources for social change makers. Our spaces and services enable people to work, meet, connect, learn, and hold events – all to make the world a better place.
We are the pioneers of co-working in Scotland. Our rich and diverse community access a specially designed, multi-functional, serviced office space in addition to a programme of inspiring, practical and connecting events. We welcome as ‘TMP Members’ individuals and organisations who are ‘working for a better world’. We support the next generation of social innovators through a special annual incubation programme.