A serving of social enterprise

Students in Northumbria University’s Enactus team (read more about Enactus here: http://enactusuk.org/) have teamed up with refugees and asylum seekers in their local area to deliver a food social enterprise, read more about the workings of their business and the positive impact it is having here: https://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20180723/serving-of-social-enterprise

Logging on social enterprise

Social enterprise Virtualahan is a virtual academy that trains and enables people with disabilities and disabling conditions, read more about its CEO, Ryan Gersava’s inspiring story in creating his enterprise here: https://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20180801/logging-on-social-enterprise

ENTERPRISE IN EDUCATION

Learning about self-employment and entrepreneurship truly gives new opportunities to students, in the short term, providing soft-skill training and work experience and in the long-term leading to potential employment. I can attest to this from my own personal experience, as a History Undergraduate, my ‘obvious’ employment options are rather limited in comparison to a degree …

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The TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award Supporting innovative entrepreneurs and researchers

For the 5th year running, the TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award (TOSFA) will support researchers and entrepreneurs with their innovative technologies and business concepts. A total of €100,000 will be awarded through a competitive process whereby the best written applications are shortlisted for a live pitch in front of a panel of judges, with the top …

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Advice For Early-Stage Food/Tech Social Entrepreneurs By FoodBytes! Founder Manuel Gonzalez, Part II

FoodBytes! events bring startups and veteran industry insiders together and consist of networking, pitch competitions and coaching. Gonzalez offers advice for early-stage food and tech entrepreneurs with a social mission, immigrant-owned or otherwise. In 2015 Manuel Gonzalez launched FoodBytes, a safe haven for entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship and connections they need to grow their …

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