• Social Founder Events

    We bring social founders and other interested stakeholders together -

    to share, learn, inspire, support and connect.

    Hackney Social Founders: we held our first gathering of local Hackney-based social founders on 15th June, hosted by Hackney CVS.

    25 Hackney-based founders talked passionately about their founder journey, their impact, learnings and advice to other founders. Our 2 inspirational speakers were Peter Merrifield, Founder and CEO of SWIM: Support When it Matters, and Abdi Hassan, Founder Director of Coffee Afrik.

     

    Read more about Hackney Social Founders in our News section, including the report on our Hackney research.

    Future events

    Contact us if you would like to discuss being involved in, speaking at, or creating an event around a particular theme, or in your area.

    Our third London Social Founder Forum  

    was on 1st October in EY London's beautiful Vista Suite

    Breakfast, networking, inspirational speakers, debate and connections.

    Social Founder Network

    Launch in Madrid

    September 2019

    Impact Hub Picasso

    Three inspirational social founders - Virginia Castello Castro from Musica en Vena, Alex Pastrana from Hemper, and Maria Luisa Fresno from Soulem - talked about their founder journeys to an audience of Spanish social founders, funders and friends at our Madrid launch in the stunning Impact Hub Picasso.

    Social Founder Network in Tokyo

    In March 2019 we launched in Tokyo

    60 Japanese social founders, charity leaders, impact investors and interested friends came to our launch event at EdgeOf in Shibuya, Tokyo to hear from fascinating Japanese social founders, to debate founder issues and network over drinks and delicious food.

    Our guest speakers were Mie Kajikawa, founder of Sport for Smile, with Aiko Odachi and Makoto Goda, co-founders of Nippon Biodiesel Fuel and Green Image Film Festival.

    Our second London Social Founder Forum

    EY London November 2018

    30 Social Founders gathered at the Social Founder Network Breakfast Forum, hosted by EY London on 8th November, to network with other social founders, and hear the powerful story of Michelle Morgan, co-founder of Livity, and now founder of Pjoys.

    Making History: Stories of Social Founders in the Voluntary Sector

    Caroline Diehl gave a talk about Social Founders past and present to members & guests of the

    Voluntary Action History Society

    Social Founder Network

    Launch in Sri Lanka

    In July 2018 we launched in Colombo

    40 Sri Lankan social founders and their colleagues joined our launch event in July 2018 at the Good Market in Colombo to debate founder issues and to network with founders from charities, foundations, social enterprises, corporate and community organisations.

     

    We were delighted to be back in Colombo in January 2019 to speak at the Social Enterprise international conference in partnership with Social Enterprise Lanka and the British Council, and to hold another gathering of Social Founders at the Good Market.

     

    Read about Sri Lankan social founders in our Founder Gallery

    Social Founder Network

    Launch in London

    EY London July 2017

    We were thrilled that EY hosted our first event in their iconic London HQ. 45 social founders, at all stages of their founder journeys, came together to share their stories, hear from inspirational speakers.

    We developed key themes to take forward, and priorities for the new network.

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