Events for Social Entrepreneurs - October 2018

October 3, 2018

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's coming up across Scotland. 

This page gets updated regularly so keep coming back for more!

Community Fun Day - Friday 12 October - The Pearce Instutute, Glasgow

On Friday 12th October, many of the amazing social enterprises, charities and community projects working with families and children in the Govan area and beyond are coming together for one big fun day!

Social Saturday - from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October

Social Saturday champions social enterprises across the UK. Find out more and get involved!

Tayside and Fife Social Enterprise Conference - Wednesday 24 October - Dundee

The inaugural Tayside & Fife Social Enterprise Conference 2018 will be held in Dundee at the Apex Hotel, Dundee on 24th October 2018. The conference focus will be Inclusive Growth, welcoming influential keynote speakers such as Will Tyler-Greig, Head of Social Enterprise, social innovation and investment at the Scottish Government and Aiden Pia, Executive Director at Senscot, with more speakers to follow.

Social Impact in Scotland: what's the point? - Thursday 25 October - Edinburgh

As the third, community and social enterprise sectors in Scotland mature, there is an even greater need for groups to evidence, articulate and promote the impact of what they do. The ones who have the deepest impact often have the least capacity to do the evaluation. There is a plethora of methodologies and an underlying desire by policy makers and funders to tidy this scene up, ideally into a single system. This half day gathering will open up debate on whether front line organisations should use a specific methodology at all and crucially how these different methodologies might dovetail.

Start-up Summit - Wednesday 31 October - Edinburgh

This is your chance to hear from some of the most successful entrepreneurs around, brush up your skills in expert-led workshops and connect with the people who can take your business to the next level. Firstport have three discounted tickets available (15% off ticketed price) - get in touch with Jess to take up the offer. First come, first served!

Edinburgh Social Enterprise Networking - Thursday 1 November - Edinburgh

Join ESE for a social catch up at Harry’s Southside, 5.30-7.30pm.

Procurement: The Art of the Possible - Friday 16 November - Glasgow

In the Social Enterprise Strategy, Scottish Government recognises social enterprises as 'key to the sustainable delivery of public services'. Whilst new legislation has the potential to open up procurement opportunities for social enterprises; we also need to ensure that culture and behaviours are changing so that the full power of public spend achieves genuine social benefits alongside value for money. Join us to hear from procurement and commissioners as well as front line social enterprises to debate Public Procurement: 12 years of Reform – has it made a difference?


South Ayrshire Social Enterprise Network