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 »
Postcard from Beijing Social Investor’s Bootcamp
It’s good to be here in Beijing sharing UK expertise and experience on practical management skills in preparation for social investment.
I’m at the British Council China’s Skills for Social Entreprenuers Project (SfSE) Social Investment Platform Bootcamp. Its purpose is to prepare 63 organisations and 114 delegates to pitch for social investment from a number of social impact investors on day three of this event.
Competition is high, as is expectation. The 63 organisations came through against a total of 268 aspiring social enterprises.
Some of the commercial supporters and investors include Innovate 99, More Love Foundation, Xinhu – Yu Venture Philanthropy Fund, Social Enterprise Research Centre, Dunhe Foundation and LGT Venture Philanthropy.
The process is still ongoing, so I can’t report on who has been successful, but I’ll keep you posted with decisions and learning from the event over then next few days.