Start Up | Stay Up Social Enterprise conference (UK)

Are you thinking of starting a social enterprise or working to grow or scale your social business? 

The London-based Start Up | Stay Up Conference (25-26 Apr) is designed to help aspiring social entrepreneurs set up social businesses and support more established social entrepreneurs to scale and grow their ventures

The first day (25 Apr) will kick off with inspiring presentations by Peter Holbrook, CEO Social Enterprise UK; Liam Black, the co-founder of Wavelength Companies (and author of The Social Entrepreneur's A to Z); and our own Paula Woodman, Senior Advisor Social Enterprise. 

Two separate programmes will be offered in the afternoon: one for start-ups and one for more established social enterprises. 

The programme for start-ups is designed to help you establish a social enterprise by imparting essential information about legal structures, funding, launch strategies, building successful partnerships and successfully launching products on a shoestring budget. 

The programme for established social enterprises will look at how to scale social impact sustainably. The sessions will consider such critical topics as formulating a successful growth strategy, managing risk, negotiating with social investors, and scaling without losing you're your clear social purpose. 

One the second day (26 Apr), three distinct full-day practical workshops will be offered on these themes:

1.You have a business idea, now what?

2.How to write a successful bid and funding application

3.How to prepare a successful crowd-funding campaign

The speakers represent many of the UK’s leading social sector organisations such as Big Issue Invest, UnLtd, Aduna, ClearlySo, CAN Invest, HCT Group, Goodwill Solutions, and Ogunte.

The event is being organised by the Fourth Sector, which helps individuals, foundations, corporates, non-profits and social enterprises around the world accelerate progress to create a better and more sustainable world.

Event details and promotional ticket rates

Where: Green Rooms Hotel, Wood Green, London, N22 6UW 

When: 25-26 April

As an event partner, the British Council is delighted to be able to offer a discount rate on tickets. When buying them on line from the website below, simply use promotional code SESPK16.