#01 Social Enterprise Snapshot (02/11/18)

Welcome to the inaugural Social Enterprise Snapshot! YOU are part of an exclusive group of champions and your desire to be kept up-to-date with activity around all things social enterprise is being rewarded today.

This snapshot contains the most valuable opportunities in and around Brighton that can grow your disruptive business.

From inspiring events to expert support offers, from one-off discounts to the 'must have' gadgets. Think of the Social Enterprise Snapshot as your 'Founder Handbook' - removing the complications in the journey of running a business for good. 

Go, soak it all up and tell me what you think



The Stories that Made Us Entrepreneurs: The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator and Prince's Trust have come together to bring you an inspirational morning of exceptional speakers on 6th November, all sharing the stories that made them the entrepreneurs they are today. 

How to Create a Happier World: Join Dr Mark Williamson, co-founder and Director of Action for Happiness, on 6th November and hear how he took Action for Happiness from a concept on paper to a mass participation movement with hundreds of thousands of members.

Emmaus Pop-up Breakfast: Join Emmaus CEO, Christine Squince, at The Chamber of Commerce Pop-up Breakfast on 8th November and be inspired by their new strategic plans for a thriving and financially independent homeless community in Brighton. 

Enterprise with Meaning: The team behind The Bevy, supported by UnLtd, are running a Meaning Fringe event on 14th November to inspire young people to make change happen through social enterprise. 

Meaning House: Hosted by The Happy Startup School this intimate three day experience offers Meaning attendees the chance to connect more closely with a small group of like-minded people. There are still a few spaces available from 14th-16th November.

Meaning Conference: Progressive business conference Meaning is back for a seventh edition in Brighton on 15th November. The event brings together an international guest list of speakers and workshop hosts from the edges of business, academia, activism and the arts. 

Coffee + Content: Do you need help with content for your social enterprise? Join Toby's Content Club on 16th November to work through challenges and offer your experience to others facing similar challenges. 

Promotion on a Budget: If you are looking for tips on raising your organisations profile or getting more people involved in your mission, join Mutal Aid Sussex on 19th November to learn from local co-op owners. 

Good Tech Conf: Bringing together 200+ technologists this conference on 19th-20th November creates a space to explore, discover, and inspire the use of technology for social good.

Marketplace in Bognor: West Sussex County Council are celebrating social enterprise in West Sussex with a marketplace on 20th November. This is a chance to meet funders and other social enterprises to explore new possibilities for partnerships. 

The Big Debate: Brighton & Hove Connected are running a series of events to help the city examine how we can prepare for the future. Join their collaborative event on 20th November with a superb panel of local businesses to examine the question - 'Do Brighton's businesses give back enough?'.

The Good Stuff: The next Profit with Purpose event on 20th November will be chaired by the inspirational Karen Lynch, CEO of Belu. Hear from founders of Juta Shoes, OhYo and Callaly on what it takes to launch a socially impactful product. 

RSA Education Network: The RSA are hosting a Big Education Conversation in Brighton in partnership with always possible, Whole Education & Greater Brighton MET. If you are passionate about promoting life-readiness in education then join on 22nd November to find productive ways forward.

Launching The CART: Local entrepreneur Alexandra Schunemann is on a mission to connect young people in the city through conversation and good coffee. She is sharing her vision for her social enterprise on 22nd November at One Church.

Unltd Social Impact Workshop: Not sure what 'social impact' is and how you should be doing it? Unltd are in Brighton on 23rd November to help navigate the jargon and share practical tools that you will start using in the session. 

Brighton and Hove Sharing City: Join The People Who Share and Circular Brighton and Hove on 27th November to celebrate the multitude of incredible Sharing initiatives that exist throughout Brighton.

Thrive! Meetup: This is the go to place for Female Founders in Brighton. If you enjoy bouncing ideas off other people, join them on 28th November.

The Brightoneers are Back: Reconnect with local change-makers in Brighton on 29th November and discover like-minded people in your community. 

Got Something to Include in the next Snapshot?

Get in touch if you have an opportunity that will aid the people starting up and running social enterprises in and around Brighton, UK.

Sara Osterholzer