The Good Entrepreneur Festival showcases and celebrates changemakers putting people, purpose and planet first!
A warm welcome to The Good Entrepreneur Festival, jointly organised by CityVentures and Better Space (a co-working and startup support space in Islington for social impact entrepreneurs).
The theme this year is People, Planet and Profit and at the festival, you’ll be able to meet new people, hear the stories about how entrepreneurs are making the world a better place, along with getting lots of practical guidance and be inspired to start something of your own!
Who is it for?
We have prepared a festival open to everyone interested in social entrepreneurship, social innovation and more broadly social responsibility of business and the role they play in the local and global environments.
Why should you attend?
The festival starts on the 2nd of February and ends on the 2nd of March with the brilliant pitching competition – Pitch for Good – where City students and recent graduates will compete for a £2000 prize pot.
So every Tuesday from 6.30 pm, we will be talking to an eclectic group of experts that are setting up companies, products or services supporting the local and global community as well as trying to put social impact at the forefront of the current agenda.
Each session will have plenty of time for questions from the audience and there will also be a drop-in session should you require additional support.
When should you attend?
Delivered online, the line-up of the festival is as follows:
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
How Can Good Entrepreneurs Save the Planet?
with Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder and CEO of Pavegen
You can access the recorded webinar here - passcode: 9#W08@ZT
Tuesday 9th February 2021
Finding your Entrepreneurial Purpose
with Alex Barker, Chief Pirate at Be More Pirate
& Ben Keene, Co-founder of Rebel Book Club
You can access the recorded webinar here - passcode: Q$1Q!h5p
Tuesday 16th February 2021
Creating Value and Measuring Social Impact
with Rima Patel, Co-founder of Impactful
Jan van Hövell, Founder of Klabu c
Emma Shaw, Co-founder of Library of Things
Eamonn Madden, Inspirational Youth
You can access the recorder webinar here - passcode: UnKez0@+
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Fundraising, Funding and Investment
with Esme Verity at Atmos, Zebras Unite London and Ada Ventures
Lissa Gillott, Head of Funding and Support at Virgin StartUp
Liz Choonara, Head of Entrepreneurship at Crisis
You can access the recorded webinar here - passcode: PB?bvrA8
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
It's Cool to Care – the Pitch for Good awards
You can access the recorded webinar here - passcode: LhD4!^u^
You can also access the recorded sessions from our CityVentures Youtube channel.
Pitch for Good
Pitch for Good will be the festival finale and we’re very excited to showcase your ideas!
The competition will be welcoming applications from current students and recent graduates at City, University of London.
You’ll be asked to submit a video pitch no later than 24th February, 1 pm UK time, after which will be reviewed, with successful applications being shortlisted for the awards, on the 2nd of March, the evening of the last sessions.
We want to know the why, what and how of your idea, along with why you think you are best placed to make it happen if you win the competition.
Applications now closed – the deadline was on 24th of February 2021, 1pm, UK time.