October’s #Socent Social & Showcase was an energetic affair.
We started with a whistle stop tour of Brighton’s pioneering hiSbe supermarket, where co-founder, Ruth Anslow, shared her experiences of setting up what is now a thriving social enterprise that successfully explodes the traditional supermarket model.
‘One thing we would have done differently? … asked for help earlier on.‘ BHSEN at The Platform didn’t exist then, so make sure you reach out for help as soon as you know you need it.
We then sauntered / strode down London Road to convene the ‘social’ aspect of the event at The Rose Hill, a new community owned pub and social enterprise at the very early stages of its journey where Kassia shared with us their vision for the arts hub.
The social began in earnest with budding social entrepreneurs chewing the ears off existing social entrepreneurs, #socent supporters sharing their offers, with enthusiasts and ‘simply interesteds’ exploring ideas and hearing stories.
There was space to share what you needed and space to share what was offered:
I need –
A space to run a regular fitness class on a one off charity fitness event. Contact via Facebook: Vida Woman
I can offer –
Desk space; we are going to run a competition for startups to win 6 months desk space at our offices. Contact The Platform email@example.com
Desk & furniture – Contact The Platform firstname.lastname@example.org
@weareneo can help puropose driven #socents with your brand, communications and campaigns. Contact email@example.com
Join us at our next extra special #Socent Social & Showcase on Wed 16th Nov, which is a fringe event to the meaning conference that is happening on the 17th Nov. Tranood will be available and showcases will be with The Big Lemon Bus and The Bevy.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info