playground for growing
23rd May 2017 – The Royal Institution Venue
23rd May 2017 – The Royal Institution Venue
A day of Powerful Talks | Workshops | 30+ Speakers | 250+ Entrepreneurs, Sector Support Agencies & Corporate Partners
This conference envisions a future where mission driven businesses, startups and corporates are exchanging resources and ideas to foster innovation and inclusive growth. Mission driven businesses are at the heart of a sweeping new movement. It is a movement that has taken the world of business by storm but we believe it should be co-created by everyone. This conference explores the role and value of disruptors in instigating system change.
Registration @ Albermarle Street Entrance
Panel Going Beyond Good Business
We’ll discuss the underlying theme of the day: Profit, Purpose and the Mission Led Business Review
More speakers announced soon
Panel Intrapreneur vs. Entrepreneur
Can you disrupt from within or do you have to go solo to create change?
Panel contributors announced soon
Workshop Social Venture Challenge
Using the wisdom of the crowd, we will solve one Mission-Driven Business’s approach using the BMC
Panel Inclusive Growth
Does everyone have equal opportunity to create the change they want to see?
More speakers announced soon
Workshop Your Ideal Customer (Cont.)
Workshop Social Venture Challenge (Cont.)
Re-energise and refresh!
Workshop Corporate Venture Challenge
Using the crowd’s wisdom, we will look at a corporate body’s challenges and innovative answers
Panel Growing Mission Driven Business
Should you join a business Incubator/ Accelerator? What help is there for mission driven start ups?
More speakers announced soon
Game Business Family Fortunes
Watch 8 contestants from the social and corporate sectors square up against one another to win the favour of the crowd!
Contestants announced soon
Panel Positive Disruption in the Workplace
How do you challenge outdated workplace models to build inclusivity, diversity and creativity for a happier and healthier workforce?
More speakers announced soon
Game Business Family Fortunes (Cont.)
Workshop Finding Early Venture Funding
How do mission-driven businesses get funded?
Mission Driven businesses have been pitching privately all day and now the top 3 will pitch LIVE to your votes to win that all-important top prize!
Key Presenter announced soon
Networking with BGB Connectors
The Royal Institution was founded in March 1799 with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public. Today the Royal Institution is committed to “The speedy and general diffusion of knowledge of all new and useful improvements in whatever quarter of the world they may originate.” We invite you to come along and share the stage or experience the space where famous inventors and scientists conducted groundbreaking experiments.
Head of the UK for Amazon External Payments and founder of Cupcake Mum, a members’ club for Mums in South West London. This led to her being named by Growing Business Magazine as one of the Top 35 Entrepreneurs in the UK–she managed to raise £3m in investment for the concept! She’s worked at JP Morgan, American Express and Northwest Airlines and she holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA from the George Washington University.
Over twenty years experience creating advertising, marketing and communications solutions for B2C, B2B and social business clients in Europe and Asia Pacific. A strategic marketer whose passion is to help entrepreneurs and organisations map and innovate their business models and develop intimate long-term relationships for their customers and all their other stakeholders by driving deeper levels of engagement.
In February 2016 Jonathan’s work with social entrepreneurs was recognised by his inclusion as one of the 100 on the second ‘Maserati 100’ index; a definitive list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and ascending entrepreneurs, who are today supporting the next generation of up and coming business talent. The citation said; “As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Jonathan has supported the organisation’s crowdfunding accelerator pro-bono as an expert mentor. With this engagement alone, he has helped over 100 RSA Fellow-led social enterprises develop, launch and achieve in excess of £350,000 crowdfunding.”
Member of the Academic Council for the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Mumbai, India. Fellow of the RSA.
Charlie is Director of Innovation at the Young Foundation. He is also a director, coach and consultant to corporate innovations and start-up ventures, specialising in commercial business model design for social impact. He is lead innovation advisor to The Intrapreneur Lab, the world’s largest corporate social accelerator, and is a lecturer on the Saïd Business School Rethinking Business course.
Cemal Ezel is the founder of Change Please a partnership with The Big Issue, and co founder of The Old Spike Roastery. Change Please trains people who are homeless as baristas and provides each person with a London Living Wage job, housing, a bank account and mental health support. Old Spike Roastery, is a coffee roastery, roasting speciality grade coffee for corporates, offices, coffee shops, events, and restaurants, we also train and provide housing for people who are homeless.
He previously focused on property development, commodity trading, and sales and now offers free mentoring for organisations in these spaces who are looking to make a significant difference.
Thorsten Jahnke is Co-founder of Social Impact and CEO of iq consult since 2005. After his training as an industrial clerk and studying educational management and politics (FU Berlin) he gained experience as a CEO and as a member of various managing boards within a broad range of businesses and organisations. He has been working for more than 20 years in the field of Inclusive and Social Entrepreneurship. This includes both leading different start-up support programs for disadvantaged people and business incubators for social start-ups.
There are Social Impact labs in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Duisburg and Potsdam. Some 300 teams were taken on with about 170 Teams setting up a social enterprise. Just over 20 teams discontinued their business activities and teams won over 150 national and international awards.
Max Kalis is an independent Innovation Consultant helping align strategy and culture in organisations large and small. His specialises in Fintech and in Social Entrepreneurship and founded The Influx Trust, a charity dedicated to helping the United Nations and civil society collaborate on innovation. Previously, Innovation Culture & Events Manger (Lloyds Banking Group), building a culture of innovation through a program of events that support the bank’s ability to evolve for changing customer needs.
Wouter Kersten (1972) is Innovation manager at Enviu (www.enviu.org), a social business initiator in the Netherlands. He also works part time at Delft University of Technology in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, currently in the form of a PhD, on a design approach that embraces complexity to develop better and more scalable solutions for large scale social issues. He holds a double Master (Industrial Engineering & Management and Environmental science) and has previously worked in Telecommunications. This diverse background turns out to be a good basis for his top-1 innovative thinking advice “Always Be Curious”. The combination of designing for complexity (i.e., reality) and creativity is a red thread for his current activities. He is also jury-member for several innovation competitions.
Martin leads the Growth4Good investment strategy and is a serial entrepreneur specialising in digital media with a 25 year track record of driving growth.
From 2001-2011, as CEO and significant management investor he grew IRIS Software from small beginnings to become the UK’s largest private software house, successfully exiting business twice to PE, ultimately with a $1bn MBO, having grown EBITDA from £2m pa to £50m pa. Martin is currently Chairman/NED and investor in a range of businesses both in technology and talent management.
His charitable interests are focused on youth employment and self-employment specifically as an Enterprise Fellow of the Princes Trust and Trustee of work Avenue as well as a mentor to Charity CEOs.
Jan joined the founder of Three Hands in 2005 and became MD in 2009. Together they pioneered the concept of experiential, community-based leadership development and he has worked over the past few years to develop and deliver a wide offering that supports clients to do business in ways that benefit society, and on growing the Three Hands team – slowly, surely and sustainably.
Jan has had the privilege of applying Three Hands thinking to leadership development at Sky, Nationwide and Vodafone; to CSR and Citizenship at RSA, Unilever and Lloyds Banking Group; and more recently to product development and innovation at Legal & General.
Adriana is a business Development executive who has held multiple leadership roles in prominent financial services organizations, building commercial strategy, developing partnerships and fostering client relationships over the last twenty years. MBA with specialization in Finance and Strategy from the London Business School. Since 2013, she has also been a business mentor and an angel investor in a number of start up companies in Brazil, building a portfolio of social impact investments in Healthcare Services, Internet and Financial Technology.
Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree, known as “The Corporate Rebels” to their readers, are on a mission to make work more fun. They quit their boring jobs to find a solution to a widespread problem: 87% of all employees are disengaged at work.
They travel the world and learn from workplace pioneers by checking off their renowned Bucket List. They share their findings and everything they learn about the unique workplaces they visit on their blog, www.corporate-rebels.com, and through talks and keynotes around the world.
Cliff Prior CBE took up the leadership of Big Society Capital in March 2016. Prior to that he was CEO of UnLtd, the UK Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, for the last nine years. UnLtd has supported 13,000 people to start new social ventures, with cash, coaching and connections, and backs people from start-up to investment readiness and major impact.
Before UnLtd, Cliff was CEO of Rethink, the charity for people affected by severe mental illness, which is both a mass membership campaigning charity and a major provider of mental health services to the NHS and local authorities. His earlier career includes work in counselling, youth, civil rights campaigning, social housing, supported housing, community care, offender resettlement, learning disability, dementia, research and development, and mental health.
Cliff is also a founding trustee of Clore Social Leadership, a non-exec at health innovation agency UCLPartners, and member of Comic Relief’s UK Grants Committee. He also chaired the mission alignment group for the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. He has been an adviser to Government on health and medicines regulation, NHS modernisation, skills, and civil society. He has set up several ventures over four decades of work in the social sector.
Jana Stefanovska-Nightingale is Founder/Director of the award-winning NOW Live Events. NOW create experiences to connect people creatively with mindfulness and self-development, focusing on tapping into our creative potential and the wisdom of conscious awareness. NOW offers the space to step beyond the daily routine, take stock and understand the stresses of modern life. NOW is the partner of Psychologies Magazine in the UK and runs regular events, retreats and immersions, working with some of the top names in wellbeing, including Ruby Wax and Dr Tamara Russell.
Iqbal Wahhab, OBE is a Bangladeshi-born British businessman. He is the founder of Tandoori Magazine, and multi-award winning mission-driven restaurants The Cinnamon Club and Roast. He was voted one of the Top 10 Restaurateurs in Britain in an Independent on Sunday survey and listed in the Caterer Power 100, GQ 100 Most Connected and the Sunday Times Maserati Top 100 business start-up mentors.
Tim has been working in the space where business and social mission meet for well over a decade. He works with boards and senior teams to bring strategic thinking to their marketing, brand development and communications.
Tim founded Matter&Co in 2001 after many years working as a journalist and editor on local, national and specialist publications. He is also founding editor of Pioneers Post, the digital and print magazine for social entrepreneurs, with readers in 60 countries and which itself is a social enterprise, ploughing profits back into great journalism and film content. Tim also founded Good Deals, the UK’s leading international conference for social enterprise, impact investing and responsible business, and he created the SE100, the UK’s market intelligence tool tracking the growth and impact of more than 1,300 social enterprises, which aims to help develop the social enterprise marketplace.
Tim has a BA in Music from Oxford University and studied business at Warwick and Cranfield. He is a director of Big Issue Invest, the investment arm of The Big Issue; a trustee of ECT, one of the UK’s leading transport charities; and serves on the UK Council of Social Value International.
Scaling Together: Corporate-Startup Collaboration (NESTA)
Winning Together: Corporate-Startup Collaboration (NESTA)
Workforce engagement: Millennial Survey (Deloitte)
Mission-led Business Review (Department for Culture)
Enterprise plays a vital role in the growth and prosperity of communities around the world. An emerging breed of entrepreneur is using the enterprise model to address issues in society. They are creating change on a local, national and international scale. Continuing Deutsche Bank’s long history of championing initiatives that drive positive change in society, we created our global enterprise programme, Made for Good, to help these pioneers succeed.