Tag Archives: Social Enterprise

28 November 2017 - 11:06 am Millennials are killing social enterprise… Oh, wait…

Dear reader, you might be familiar with the classification of generations, or, at least, you might vaguely be aware of the existence of a Generation X, called the Baby Boomers, and their children, Generation Y or the Millennials – those born between the 1980s and the 2000s. We’re closely going into Generation Z – the post Millennials. But, since these latter ones are still in schools, and Generation Y is not yet obsolete, we are going to focus in this blog on the Millennials and the intriguing aspect of their ‘killings’.

Millennials have been accused in too many articles of killing something, being art, brunch, the career ladder, restaurant chains, politics, beer, food etc. They have also been accused of being too self centred, too lazy, too privileged with their avocados and Eggs Benedict . Too technology focused, too entitled, too DIFFERENT. And truth to be told, we are different. But the question is: different compared to what?

Most parents and children who have conflicting opinions blame them on something called the generation gap. A difference between generations. Children believe their parents to be narrow minded and obsolete. Parents believe their children to be rebels and disrespectful to authority and experience. Who is right? All generations create their set of norms that they respect, all generations should have the freedom to enact on their adopted norms. These norms are susceptible to change with a new generation. Change is positive for society! But older generations might not want to accept these changes. Conflict is created. Judgement is created. Accusations are created.

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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…” »