The Sustainability Trust’s new HQ in downtown Wellington provided the perfect venue tonight for bringing skills in Social Entrepreneurship within the reach of anyone with an idea for a sustainable enterprise through the Good Enterprise workshop series beginning from next week.
Enspiral intern Kaye-Maree Dunn with Miles Thompson, an interested social entrepreneur in the making.
For more details and online registration information go to http://enspiral.eventbrite.com
Note: To ensure access for members of disadvantaged communities to workshops a crowd funding pledge is being run at Pledge Me until 30 March.
Brought together by the working example of interns from Wellington’s innovative business engine Enspiral, the 10-part Good Enterprise workshop series and additional masterclass promises to be an effective way to spread and plant the practice of being an active and successful Social Entrepreneur.
Speaking at the launch of the Good Enterprise workshop series, Wellington City councillor Paul Eagle praised the fleet footed energy shown by Enspiral and education platform Chalkle for getting the Good Enterprise series off the ground.
Paul says he has been increasingly intrigued by what the concept of becoming a social entrepreneur encompasses. He had canvassed university students for their views, and particularly liked a definition from Louis Brown of the Student Volunteer Army to the effect that it means a “blurring and redefining (of) the boundaries between charity and commerce” (see Otago Daily Times article, Nov 2012)
A group of standout workshop leaders then stood up to outline the aspects of what each practical two-hour long workshop will entail, stacked up under headings such as Sorting Ideas, Building a Framework, Customer Validation and Make it Rain.
Each affordable workshop will cost participants only $30 (waged) or $20 (unwaged). A day long masterclass will be run on Saturday 27th April at Kuratini Marae, Massey University to dive deeply into the lessons being delivered by the Good Enterprise series for just $85.
Photos from the Good Enterprise launch – with thanks to Stephen Olsen.
Wellington City councillor Paul Eagle with Enspiral intern and launch co-organiser Kaye-Maree Dunn.