ImpactU Training

Launching: Social Ventures 101

Thu 23 May 2024 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM BST

Online, Zoom

Calling all UK students and academics! Embark on a journey of social entrepreneurship with our interactive kick off session for a high level overview of social ventures and why you might want to consider starting one. 

Sign up here:

Universities: Why Become a Member of ImpactU? 

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Access to Training: As a member, your university will gain access to specialised training and resources. Equip your faculty, staff and students with the tools they need to create meaningful change. 


Eligibility for ImpactU awards: Only English Universities (we are working it) are eligible for the Pathfinder Awards. These awards provide vital pre-seed funding to social ventures, helping them thrive.


Pre-Screening Criteria: We value quality and impact. To ensure best fit, we ask member universities to conduct pre-screening on applicants for the pathfinder awards.


Support for Unsuccessful Applicants: We believe in resilience. Even if an application in not successful, we are committed to providing support. A designated main contact at your university will receive feedback and guidance for unsuccessful applicants.



The Governance Team

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Eleanor Browne, Coventry University Social Enterprise 
Richard Hazenberg, University of Northampton

Emily Arnold,  Cambridge Enterprise

Charlotte Rowan, LSE Innovation
Emma Salgard Cunha, 
Cambridge Enterprise
Pippa Christoforou, Oxford University Innovation