Summer AddVentureBrum Weekend

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The Vanta Centre, BPP University

32-34 Colmore Circus



B4 6BN

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AddVenture Launchpad (Future Leaders Club and Sally Eaves)


Summer #AddVentureBrum Weekend

The AddVentureBrum Weekend is back!

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.

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.


"It is the long history of humankind... those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." — Charles Darwin

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.

Many of our most eager and promising social innovators don’t find the support they need to get their ideas off the ground. Potentially life changing ideas stay just that – great ideas.

Social innovators can be a powerful force of positive change. We believe encouraging increased support for social change leaders and connecting them with available opportunities is a critical step in this process.

  • We truly believe in co-production and co-design that embodies equality, diversity, inclusion and reciprocity.

  • Many people have lots of great ideas to help our city, but never get the opportunity to make them a reality.

  • Certain voices about bringing change in our city remain unheard.

  • Our aim is simple, yet ambitious: the #AddVentureBrum Weekend will harness the voice, skills and knowledge of local people to build a new community venture in Birmingham.

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 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 (Future Leaders Club and Sally Eaves) have over 47,000 followers.

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.

Eight key aims of #AddVentureBrum Weekend:

  1. Opportunity: Provide people with a safe place to enable social innovation

  2. Collaboration: Make collective impact through diverse teams

  3. Social listening: Ensure the community voice is at the heart

  4. Co-production: Using design thinking and social innovation to harness the talents of all by working together

  5. Shared Leadership: Joint decision-making and collective leadership

  6. Solutions-focused: Positive sustainable outcomes for Birmingham

  7. Delivery: Set-up a community venture

  8. Fun: For AddVenturers the enjoy the journey, learn/improve skills and make new friends

This is a quick 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.


The Vanta Centre, BPP University Birmingham, 34-36 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BN

Register now as places are limited.

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.

Event hashtag: #AddVentureBrum

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

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