Impact Economies: Find Your Sustainable Startup Idea Workshop

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  • Thursday, 21/10/2021
  • 15:30 - 17:00

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Are you interested in creating your own enterprise with an underlying social and/or environmental mission, but not sure where to start?

Do you want to start a business, including a social enterprise or becoming a freelancer, where ethics, worker wellbeing, the community, and the wider environment are just as important as customers & profit?

If you are a University of Edinburgh student, staff, or recent alumni and this strikes home for you, then join us for this hands on, interactive workshop on how you can utilise and grow your skills, networks, experience and knowledge to start something you can be passionate about leading.

By the end of this session, you will have

  • considered your passions, skills, networks, experience, and knowledge, and how they might be applied in the overall ecosystem of social & environmental entrepreneurship
  • a broader knowledge of opportunities available for those looking to contribute to an impact-driven economy
  • done some ideation exercises to come up with your own sustainable startup idea, and what next steps to take towards making it a reality.

What is an impact economy?

The impact economy is driven by organisations, entrepreneurs and social enterprises that focus on addressing societal challenges and the public good, which are often linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

It’s time to start closing the gap between creating value for all stakeholders and the maximisation of shareholder profits, by placing the public good back at the centre of our economy.

Who can attend?

All staff, students and recent graduates at the University of Edinburgh.

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This event is a collaboration between Edinburgh Innovations and the University of Edinburgh Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, and is one of three events in a series. Also check out:

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