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Interested in attending a social enterprise networking event for student and community actors alike?...


I am contacting you on behalf of the Cambridge Hub, a student-run umbrella organization that offers a number of services to 'ethically-minded' student societies around Cambridge. The Hub also aims to connect student societies with relevant community organizations working in the Cambridge area. To this end, we are currently organizing, in conjunction with the CU student society Beyond Profit, a social enterprise networking evening that will bring together student-led social enterprise initiatives and community-based social enterprises as well as a number of individuals with experience in business. 

We would be delighted if you could attend our event. The social enterprise evening is scheduled to take place:

-Date: Thursday, March 10th

-Location: Clare College Riley Auditorium and Garden Room, both located in the Gillespie Centre off Queen’s Road.

-Time: 7.30 pm to about 9.30 pm, with the possibility of networking extending until 10pm if desired. 

The evening will include:

(1) A talk delivered by Dr. Martin Clark, Deputy Chief Executive of Future Business, on the growth and impact of social enterprise in the Cambridge area. Martin has worked in Cambridge at Citylife (now Future Business) since 1996, promoting social enterprise as a means of addressing social problems. Martin also oversaw Citylife’s development of a unique social investment bond product which enables people to invest in employment and enterprise in their communities, and now in any charitable cause of their choice. He is the author of ‘The Social Entrepreneur Revolution’ (Marshall Cavendish Business 2009) which is an attempt to popularise the role of the social entrepreneur to a wider audience.

(2) A series of ‘snapshot’, five-minute presentations delivered by student and community actors on their involvement in social enterprise.

(3) An hour to an hour and a half drinks reception and networking session during which students, community social entrepreneurs, and potential sponsors will be able to mingle, exchange contacts, and share ideas. If you are interested, there will be table-space for you to set up a small stand advertising your organization.

If you or a representative of your organization is available to attend this event, please rsvp (to community@cambridgehub.org) by Friday March 4th and state if you require presentation space. Please also include a short bio of yourself or your organization and a summary of what you might like to offer to/gain from other participants at the networking session. The bios and your comments will be circulated prior to the event as well as printed in the welcome booklet.

Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Michaela (Hub community liaison)  





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