When:
April 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
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THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE
Exploring new business ideas that maximise social impact. A conference you can’t afford to miss!
When?
8th April 2019, 9.00am registration, 9.15 start -1.30pm finish. 
Includes lunch.
Where?
Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Who’s it for?
This is a conference for social entrepreneurs and changemakers, for investors, leaders, new-start-ups and those serious about using enterprise to achieve social impact. 
What’s it about?
We will explore how social enterprises can create value through new approaches, models and ways of working to develop change mindsets and encourage the sector to think differently about how impact can be achieved. You’ll hear from panels of social entrepreneurs who have disrupted the market and scaled up their enterprises to create big ventures for maximum social change. There will also be opportunities to focus on practical action to creating change, with BUILDINGBLOCK sessions with a focus on idea generation, collaboration and social impact for scale. 
Key note speech
Professor Mark Hart Deputy Director of the ERC and Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School.
PANEL ONE
“Non-traditional approaches for social enterprise: meet the innovators and disruptors creating ‘High Impact”
Dave Linton Award winning Social Entrepreneur and experienced Founding Director of Madlug, a make-a-difference lifestyle luggage brand.
Karen Lynch CEO of ethical business and pioneering social enterprise Belu Water. In just six years, the former Barclays Executive has transformed Belu into a thriving company with a sustainable model that is 100% funded through trading revenue, debt free, and fast approaching £6m turnover.
Louisa Ziane Global Brand Director Toast Ale – turning food waste into beer
Rosie Ginday Managing Director of Miss Macaroon, Rosie combines together her skills in the kitchen, her management prowess with her passion for helping young people through her ambitious social enterprise 
PANEL TWO
“Change makers, markets and enablers”
Grace England  Investment Manager at Resonance, leading the development of Resonance’s Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) fund,  leads the Resonance Angel Investor Network (RAIN), working to support individuals to invest in a way that is aligned with the social issues they are passionate about tackling.
Professor Mark Hart Deputy Director of the ERC and Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School.
Richard Thinkpenny Deputy CEO of Ashley Community Housing, an award winning specialist housing andtraining provider with regional hubs in Bristol and the West Midlands.
Commonwealth Games representatives
There will also be opportunities to focus on practical action to creating change, with BUILDINGBLOCK break-out sessions focussing  on idea generation, collaboration and social impact for scale. 
1) Structure and manging change  
2) Risk and investment  
3) Thinking and doing differently
4) Partnerships
Cost
This conference is £25 per ticket, including VAT. 
Booking
Please book via Eventbrite. 
This conference is brought to you by social enterprise development organisation iSE as part of CITYDRIVE 2019 with kind sponsortship from ASTON UNIVERSITY and GBSLEP. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-social-enterprise-conference-tickets-57623778272?aff=ebapi

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