Young Social Enterprise - Conference

24 July 2013

The YSEE Project has been run by Embrace for 2-years with partners in the UK, Germany,Turkey and Slovakia. Our purpose was to find out about types of youth enterprise in the different countries and to see what support is available. This is the final conference of this 2-year project and we are delighted to present our findings and showcase youth enterprises from the UK & Europe. The day’s highlight will also be the launch of new enterprise initiatives for young people in Lambeth.


Who should attend?
- Young adults (16 – 30) with a business/ project idea
- Young Entrepreneurs (16 – 30), looking for specific support
- Youth Enterprises looking for collaboration, funding/ finance
or support opportunities

Why should you attend?
•Meet successful and prospective entrepreneurs.
•Meet funders, investors and supporters.
•Learn about the findings of the 2 year project in the UK and Europe.
•Gain insightsinto enterprise creation acrossthe UK and Europe.
•Learn from our European partners and enterprises

•Networking opportunities

•Present your project or business
•Enter your idea into the YSEE competition




9.00    – 9.30 Registration and Coffee
9.30    – 9.45 Introduction (Young Social Enterprise Europe Project, Schedule of the day)

9.45   – 10.45 Session 1
The Meaning of Social Enterprise in the British and EU context.
Show-casing examples and case studies from UK and EU partners as well as sharing lessons learned during the YSEE project

10.45 – 11.45 Session 2
Funding and Finance for Youth Enterprises in the UK and Europe.
Funders, grant makers & supporters share opportunities for young entrepreneurs and already established youth enterprises.

11.45 – 12.00 COFFEE BREAK

12.00 – 12.45 Activity 1
Pitch your Project! Young adults get a chance to pitch their project/ business to the audience.


13.00 -13 45 Session 3
Youth Enterprise Business Models. Presentations of different enterprises on their business models. An inspiration for prospective entrepreneurs.

13.45 -14.45 Session 4
Collaborating beyond boarders, beyond funding (Examples of how enterprise collaboration has worked in the past across countries and where possible without funding).


15.00 – 15.45 The Y - Enterprise Incubator Launch  
The long-awaited youth incubator space in Loughborough Junction, a space for Lambeth residents (aged 18 – 30) to start-up!

15.45 – 17.30 Activity 2

Guided Visit to HB Shop, Soup Kitchen and selected, local youth enterprises