Tag Archives: Social Enterprise

31 August 2017 - 12:46 pm Meet the winners of our Evolve Business Competition

Every year, University of Sheffield Enterprise runs a competition to celebrate the growing startup stars supported by its Evolve Programme. This competition is an opportunity for entrants to increase awareness and exposure for their startup (FAME) and get a cash injection to help grow their business (FORTUNE).  Continue reading “Meet the winners of our Evolve Business Competition” »

26 October 2015 - 12:40 pm Developing new ideas through enterprise

One of the most energising aspects of universities is the way in which they afford space for developing new ideas, lines of thinking and challenges to the existing accepted position on many things. Continue reading “Developing new ideas through enterprise” »

25 August 2015 - 2:44 pm The desire to create profit…

“Life is an act of consumption. To live is to consume. And the human beings on your planet are merely resource waiting to be converted into capital. And this entire enterprise is just a small part in a vast and beautiful machine defined by evolution, desire to a simple purpose… to create profit.” (Balem Abrasax, Jupiter Ascending)

 

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24 August 2015 - 4:53 pm A trip to London

What do a pirate themed children’s bookshop, a restaurant (actually two), Russell Brand’s café, a digital media company and an online radio station have in common? This is a slight trick question as there are two answers: one, they are all social enterprises; and secondly, they were all stops on a recent social enterprise networking/inspirational day out to London organised by the Enterprise Zone.

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5 May 2015 - 12:55 pm Making Ideas Happen module – is it for you?

Making ideas happen, what is it? What’s it like? – Student perspective. Continue reading “Making Ideas Happen module – is it for you?” »

30 April 2015 - 2:37 pm Keep calm… Summer is around the corner

Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve had some beautiful sunny days and it’s got me dreaming of the summer holidays… Continue reading “Keep calm… Summer is around the corner” »

29 April 2015 - 1:16 pm Join The Energy Community

Hello from The Energy Community! In this blog, we’re going to introduce ourselves, describe our journey so far and then we’ll be telling you about a vacancy for an IT manager role: we want to take on another voluntary member which, if successful, could lead to a permanent offer with shares in the company. So skip to the bit you like, or enjoy the whole story. Continue reading “Join The Energy Community” »

24 April 2015 - 4:06 pm Ideas with Impact at Social Enterprise Competition

The Social Innovation Lab is a project powered by University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE), where participants work together to develop and pitch an idea for a social enterprise business. Continue reading “Ideas with Impact at Social Enterprise Competition” »

20 January 2015 - 4:30 pm Skill Build’s Back Alright…

Ok, now you know how bad my music taste is. But you will be please to know that Skill Build is back this semester and promises to give you oodles of commercial awareness skills and basic business knowledge that will help to equip you in any career you decide to go into. Continue reading “Skill Build’s Back Alright…” »

16 November 2014 - 1:22 pm Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?

This is a question that we seem to ask quite a bit here at USE.  However, in an up and coming event you will be able to ask a group of people who have been there and done that, why they became an entrepreneur. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself and my favourite question- what they think is their biggest achievement? Continue reading “Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?” »