The inaugural Social Entrepreneurs Club took place on 31st October at sponsor, Hempsons‘ office. The day began with a big announcement …. the exciting news of the consultancy arm of the group Social Minds.
Cracking on with the day, we then had a ‘Show and Tell’ on our ventures and pairing up – a very simple but effective way of getting to know everyone in the room. (Several new members in the room, so conversations were buzzing!)
Next up was the Entrepreneur ‘Hack’ – an opportunity to share challenges within your organisation.
The hot seat was very quickly filled and our willing candidate made the most of the opportunity of sharing challenges and tensions within his organisation for cohorts to reflect on and share their knowledge, insight and advice.
Well why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to get free advice from the brilliant minds in the room?
After a quick pitstop for lunch, we convene for the Speaker Masterclass with guest speaker Peter Cowley, Entrepreneur, Business Angel and Author of ‘The Invested Investor‘. First a highly insightful talk on what makes you a good entrepreneur, followed by a ‘fireside’ chat and Q&A.
What were the big messages we took away from angel investor Peter?
Back teams not products or markets.
The UK ecosystem for social entrepreneurs is a solar system away from that for commercial equivalents, especially those in tech. Ad we are supposed to be world leaders. Where is the early, patient backing?
If you weren’t there then you missed out on a signed copy of Peter’s new book ‘Founder to Founder’ – a little freebie courtesy of Social Club.
Lots more top tips in Peter’s new book out on 5th December.
Book Now for the Next Social Entrepreneurs Club
As we quickly approach the end of 2019, the next Social Entrepreneurs Club will soon be here. When? 22nd January 2020 – read more and book here.