Thursday 19 January 2017
Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn how to set up a social enterprise to tackle problems in your area?
The East London Social Hack is a 3-day boot camp taking place between Friday 17 and Sunday 19 February that will equip you with the skills you need to start your own social enterprises from scratch.
We are looking for students from any subject area and level (undergraduate or postgraduate) to take part. You don’t need to have any experience of enterprise, just the passion to make a difference and the drive to work with others to start a new project from scratch.
Over the weekend you will learn the basics of setting up a social enterprise, including idea generation using the social lean canvas, market testing and validation, and how to create impact for users.
You will be guided through the weekend by Junior Ogunyemi – a successful social entrepreneur who studied at Queen Mary University himself. He is author of the book How to be a student entrepreneur. During university he launched multiple successful ventures, creating significant social impact. He has appeared on TEDx and national TV across Africa. Now, he continues to travel around the world sharing his principles of success.
At the end of the weekend you will pitch your idea, in teams, to a judging panel, and have the chance to win a package of funding, free desk space, and follow on support from the enterprise team.
The application deadline is Tuesday 31 January, and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed over the phone.
To secure your place apply here.