Summer AddVentureBrum Weekend

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The Vanta Centre, BPP University

32-34 Colmore Circus



B4 6BN

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Summer #AddVentureBrum Weekend

We are inviting people from all walks of life to come together, share ideas, and co-design the next big community venture in Birmingham.

Come and join us in our collaborative space at #AddVentureBrum for a weekend of social innovation on 13-14 May 2017, 9.30am to 6pm.

You will:

1. Share ideas and co-design a community venture

2. Become a social innovator

3. Enhance your design thinking, social innovation and leadership skills

4. Join the AddVenture Project Team to help develop and implement the winning venture

Are you ready to become an AddVenturer? Read on...


Summer AddVentureBrum Weekend on 13-14 May 2017

Welcome to the AddVenture Launchpad, a collaborative space enabling social innovation and collective impact at scale.

It is an exciting time for the world of social enterprise. We are inviting people to join us at this spectacular weekend of exploration and collaboration to co-design Birmingham's next big community venture.

Become an AddVenturer and take part in this exciting weekend, where your ideas and vote decides the next big community project. This is your opportunity to bring out that creative streak to further support fellow citizens and communities. No previous experience needed.


Despite the recent growth and interest in the social enterprise there are several factors holding it back from reaching its full potential as a catalyst for widespread change. One major hurdle is the lack of opportunity to take a social change idea; test and develop it into a viable venture, and then to finally bring the idea to fruition. We recognise this lack of capacity building opportunities.

Vision & Mission

The vision for the AddVentureBrum Weekend is to provide an energising social enterprise ecosystem which enables social change to thrive, resulting in widespread and transformative social outcomes. Through the AddVenture Launchpad, our mission is set a platform for local people to convert their passion and ideas for social good into real social impact at scale, across the UK, using collaborative design thinking and co-production.

Sponsor Us / Join Our Team

This is a grand opportunity to promote your company to thousands of people. AddVentureBrum Weekends are a not for profit project organised by a small team of volunteers. We need your help to cover the costs.

Your sponsorship will help us buy event materials, pay for venue hire and provide food for the AddVenturers taking part duing the weekend.

To show our appreciiation, we will promote your company across the UK via our social media networks. AddVenture Launchpad HQ have a large social media following.

Why not join our small team of volunteers to help organise this event? You'll be part of a dynamic team, improve your project management skills and make new friends.

To sponsor and/or join our team, email team@futureleadersclub.com or call 0330 100 5272.

An overview of what we have planned for you AddVenturers:

Day 1: Saturday 13th May, 9.30am to 6pm

  • Define and understand the challenges

  • Build the teams

  • Discover the possibilities

  • Design the solution

  • Build your prototype

  • 6pm onwards: social hangout time, chill and make new friends

Day 2: Sunday 14th May, 9.30am to 6pm

  • Refine best solution

  • Horizan scanning

  • Refine your prototype

  • Deliver your pitch

  • Decide the destiny

  • 6pm onwards: social hangout time, chill and make new friends

By the end of Day 2, AddVenturers will have co-designed and voted for Birmingham's next big community venture.

If that's not enough, following the Summer #AddVentureBrum Weekend, AddVenturers then have the opportunity to join the Future Leaders Club's AddVenture Project Team to mobilise the chosen venture. Further details will be provided during the event.

Follow us on Twitter @_Future_Leaders for regular updates.

We look forward to meeting you. Drinks and snacks will be provided during the two days.

See you there!



Email: team@futureleadersclub.com

Telephone: 0330 100 5272 and 07984 678 543

Event hashtag: #AddVentureBrum

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32-34 Colmore Circus



B4 6BN

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