Tag Archives: social ventures

Social entrepreneur mum wins the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

Social entrepreneur mum wins the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

On 1 April 2019, parent and Leader Plus founder, Verena Hefti received the prime minister’s Points of Light award in recognition of her determination to ensure parents can continue their career trajectories. Read more

Rap about Cambridge Social Ventures Weekend

Rap about Cambridge Social Ventures Weekend

More than 700 social entrepreneurs have come to one of our Social Venture Weekends since 2014… but this is the first time anyone’s been inspired to rap about us! On a sunny weekend this summer, 50 budding social entrepreneurs joined us for the 14th Social Venture Weekend, a three-day workshop at Cambridge Judge Business SchoolRead more

How will I pay for my old age – and yours?

How will I pay for my old age – and yours?

When The Who sang ‘I hope I die before I get old…’ it probably wasn’t a commentary on the care system in 1965 – but it might find a real echo today. The collapse of the £800 million social care contract covering Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has thrown into stark relief the issues relating to howRead more

The Social Venture Weekend experience

The Social Venture Weekend experience

by Ksenia Taranenko and Paulina Polak Reflecting on the last three months of developing our social venture and launching our pilot cohort, we cannot underestimate the boost we received at the Social Venture Weekend organised at Cambridge Judge Business School . Our social venture is ONPARTU. ONPARTU is a training and development programme for underemployedRead more

Incubating social ventures in Cambridge

Incubating social ventures in Cambridge

Social Incubator East was launched in spring 2014 and ran two Social Venture Weekends at the Cambridge Judge Business School which attracted 120 delegates and 25 ventures were selected to receive up to a further 12 months support. Solving social problems through business methodology All of the ventures are trying to solve a social problemRead more

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