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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship week takes place from the 17-23 November 2013. As part of the celebration there are a number of events taking places across the Midlands and country. We have listed a few local events below that may be of interest but you can get a full list here of events across the UK.


dseq_logo_strapDigbeth Social Enterprise Quarter

18th November 2014 time and venue TBC

Event planned for 18th November…further details available soon.

Click here for further information on DSEQ event.


Social Enterprise West Midlands’ 4th Annual SE Awards

20 November, 2014, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The SEWM SE Awards takes place on the 20th November 2014 and gives all those interested in or working in the sector to celebrate Social Enterprise successes.

Click here for nomination and further information 


Mentor on the Move with SEWM CIC

21 November, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Social Enterprise West Midlands are heading to Coventry University Social Enterprise for a free social enterprise networking event. The networking takes place at The Riley Lounge, Richard Crossman Building. Coventry University, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5RW

Click for further information and to book. 


Our networking partners SEWM CIC are holding two Social Enterprise Mentor on the Move events in May and June: Stoke and Birmingham.

These events will be of interest to: social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, community projects, SMEs, funders, students, graduates and supporters to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise.


Stoke on Trent – register here

Thursday 22nd May, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Lister Trade Frames, Unit 2, Govan Rd, Fenton Industrial Estate, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RS ‎


Birmingham –  register here

Thursday 19th June 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm

The Signing Tree Conference Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ


Coming up a special After Work Social Enterprise Mentor…not to be missed, more details soon!


Social Enterprise Mentor Cloudberry

This month sees the 4th anniversary of our popular networking event Social Enterprise Mentor. Our first event took place on 18th February 2010 at Urban Coffee in Birmingham and has grown to become a regular event across the West Midlands with our partners Social Enterprise West Midlands.

This year also sees the 4th Birthday of Cloudberry and to celebrate two great birthdays we are giving away a few treats each month between now and April 2014 (follow us on Twitter for details). Those of you who have managed to get a place at the February networking event with SEWM will enjoy some lovely birthday cake from Concept Conference Centre.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported, attended and benefited from our networking events over the years. We hope to see you at an event soon!

Our first partner networking event of 2014 takes place at Creative Alliance in Birmingham.

This free networking event is open to all with an interest in social enterprise. Whether you are looking to find out more about the sector, network with like-minded social enterprises and organisations or build those business contacts, Mentor on the Move is a perfect opportunity.

The event will be of interest to: social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, community projects, SMEs, funders, students, graduates and supporters to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise.

DATE: 13th February 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm

LOCATION: Creative Alliance, 213 Scott House, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA (Car parking postcode: B9 4AL).

REGISTRATION: click here for further information and to book




Our next networking event is run in conjunction with Social Enterprise West Midlands on the 31st October 2013.

Mentor on the Move is a series of regular events held across the Midlands, bringing together anyone interested in social enterprise.

The Priory Rooms in Birmingham will be hosting this free event which is suitable for those wanting to find out more about social enterprise, meet other SEs and build business contacts. You will have the opportunity to access information, advice and guidance to help your organisation develop.

2:00pm – 3:30pm (Please aim to arrive at 1:30pm)

The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House,

40 Bull Street Birmingham, B4 6AF

This event is suitable for: social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, start-ups, voluntary and community organisations, funders and sector supporters. It is also a great way for people wanting to take their first steps towards social enterprise, such as, students, graduates, community projects or SMEs to find out more.

Book your place now by clicking here


Social Enterprise Mentor is hosting a special networking event for the launch of the Citizen Hub at the Custard Factory in Digbeth On Tuesday 4th June 2013.


Yumm Cafe, The Custard Factory, Tuesday 4th June 3.000pm to 4.30pm

The event is open to all with an interest or an involvement in social enterprise, a great place for social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, community projects, SMEs, funders and supports to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise.

The Citizen Hub will provide on and offline services in the areas of Health and Well-Being, Criminal Justice Intervention, Business Services and Community Engagement.

To register click here

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