For anyone with curiosity, an idea or early stage organisation or project In partnership with Kairos Europe, we are running a free training programme (funded by Erasmus Plus) at our offices in London next year. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to work with others on their idea – or to come up with one from scratch – and then learn how to turn this into a viable project or social enterprise. Read more »
Long term friend and occasional client Kevin Osborne has managed an incredible achievement. MeWe360, which he launched in 2013, aims to help entrepreneurs from BAME backgrounds. Now based in two buildings in Soho Square, London, MeWe360 provides work space, mentoring and introductions to potential investors to those entrepreneurs.
There are 2 wings to MeWe360, a charity arm and a social enterprise. The project has recently received just over £1m in funding from the Arts Impact Fund, supported by NESTA and the Arts Council England as well as other funders.
Kevin wants to ensure that BAME entrepreneurs, particularly in music and media, get the best chances to success and scale. Kevin has a long track record of working on this having founded Tribal Tree in 1999 (which was a client of Red Ochre).
Kevin launched the newly funded project with a reception a show of some of the people supported in October. We wish him and MeWe360 every success.