Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise Challenge 16/17 is now part of the Enterprise Challenge 16/17

Established in September 2013 in response to the growing number of entrepreneurs who are driven by a desire to implement change in society.

Social entrepreneurs enter the Enterprise Challenge at different points to suit their curriculum and experience. The goal is to submit a business plan with outline financials by April 7th 2017.

Participants can access the online workshop videos here

A simple proposal needs to be submitted using the downloadable template here and submitted on Moodle.

Preparing your social enterprise business plan

Upon receipt of your social enterprise proposal, we will support you with a social enterprise mentor to help prepare your business plan for submission by April 7th.

Upon Phase 2 is for proposals received in February, mostly from new student who need to submit their plan in April.

All social enterprise business plans are assessed by an independent panel resulting in a shortlist of 10 for the final on May 3rd at Hamilton House.

Currently we have £5000 to split amongst the winners. Read more from 2015 winners and 2014 winners. See our social enterprise partnerships

How to get involved

Support our participants with your wisdom, expertise and experience as a Mentor > See what this entails

2015/16 Winners

Social Enterprise Challenge Finals

10 finalists are carefully selected from the 45 social enterprise proposals received. They will present to the independent panel of judges in May. If you would like to attend contact for a ticket.

Past activities include the Social Enterprise Festival 11-15 May 2015

A week long celebration and learning event which offers exciting experiences to inspire communities, students and social entrepreneurs to create and progress their ideas for social change. The festival is open to anyone who is interested in or wants to learn more about social innovation and social enterprise to make a difference in society. More.. (SE Festival Leaflet)

Previous Social Enterprise Workshops