All Meaning Fringe

From Ideas to Impact: A workshop

Cohesive Communications

Wednesday 13 November

7.00pm - 8.30pm

Marlborough Theatre, 4 Prince's St, Brighton, BN2 1RD

You’d like to start a business that alloys your talents with a cause that could nourish lives and nurture our planet. Or you’ve started, but you need to scale. Or maybe you’d like to invest in, or work for, an ethical business. 

Our workshop will share experiences, insights and actionable advice. What we talk about is going to be guided by what you need to know but we could be touching on:

  • Make an offer, get a return: having purpose is just the start
  • Impact investors v. orthodox capitalists – what’s the deal?
  • Profit is your secret weapon
  • The Impact Pivot: how collaboration builds scale

We’re going to start with a case study…

Why did a Dutch impact entrepreneur believe he could bring electricity to Sub Saharan Africa, ending energy poverty for 125 million families on the continent, when charities and governments have utterly failed?  

Bart Hartman is creating local impact enterprises in Rwanda that offer Africans sustainable solar light and power at a lower cost than kerosene and candles, and on a scale that NGOs can’t match. 

With Bart Hartman of NOTS Solar Lamps and Andy Williams of Cohesive

Your Ticket Will Help Tackle Homelessness

All ticket sale proceeds will go to Llamau, a Welsh charity that works to protect the most vulnerable groups from homelessness: women, teenagers and children.

Meaning Fringe events are independently organised and ticketed.

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