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Social Entrepreneurs Network

The Social Entrepreneurs Network is a network for all those interested in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. The aim is to solve some of the practical challenges faced by social entrepreneurs.

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Latest Activity: Jun 22

Thank you for joining the RSA’s Social Entrepreneurs Network!

Please use this online to start discussions, seek advice, post events of interest and to find other social entrepreneurs who might be interested in collaborating. If you are a Fellow working in social enterprise and would like to kick something off where you live, you can also talk to your local team in your region. There are also tools you can use like the four ways to engage, and the Changemakers handbook (PDF, 210KB).

The Social Entrepreneurs Network in London, hold regular monthly breakfasts (the last Friday of each month) at the RSA House and we also hold larger events looking at how we can help social enterprises.  

To find out more about how we do things, watch this recent film:

For the last two years we have followed two groups of social entrepreneurs in the Social Enterprise Spotlight case study project. Find out who they are here. We hope you enjoy being involved!

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Peer to Peer Support for Entrepreneurs at the RSA

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Comment by Steve Coles on June 22, 2015 at 9:06

Dear RSA Social Entrepreneurs' Network,

This Thursday, the 25th, from 2.30-4.00pm at the RSA we'll be holding a roundtable discussion to take further our research into the role of love in social enterprises as a motivator and sustainer for social enterprise, and method for bringing about impact, particularly in relation to the well-being of individuals and communities.  We presented our initial research findings in our report and at a Friday breakfast event at this time last year.

This year, we're looking to take this further and towards action by asking the question:

If you had a million pounds, how would you create the greatest amount of love?

For more information, the brief for the event can be found here.

There are just a couple of places left. If you're interested in joining us, please email


Steve Coles

Comment by Mark Hall on June 9, 2015 at 18:19

Just a reminder about our upcoming event, RSA Bounce on 2nd July at Fab Lab in London. 

Find out more and sign up here:

Comment by Mark Hall on May 28, 2015 at 10:26

As an alternative to our regular social enterprise sessions, we are running an event focussed on sharing ideas in an open space. This will be a chance to bounce your ideas off others and get feedback/support for your project.

RSA Bounce - Thursday 02nd July, Fab Lab, London. 6.30-9.30pm.

Find out more & sign up here.

Comment by Mark Hall on May 27, 2015 at 18:43
We will be taking a break from our Friday morning breakfasts over the summer and exploring some other types of activities (to be announced shortly) to help connect & engage social entrepreneurs at the RSA. If you would be interested in helping organise these breakfast sessions again later in the year, please get in touch with
Comment by Jeff Mowatt on May 14, 2015 at 18:39

What's the difference between Creating Shared Value and Social Enterprise?

Comment by Zulfiqar Deo on April 26, 2015 at 16:49

Peer to Peer support for Entrepreneurs. 


If you feel your like discussing your business concerns please come by on Thursday 30th April at the RSA House. We are meeting from 6-8pm - reception can direct you. 

The idea is to help each other with our business concerns.  There will be some business support providers who will facilitate the session.  

Look forward to seeing you there. 

Comment by Rachel Barker on March 16, 2015 at 15:55

The RSA have partnered with Dotforge Social Impact Accelerator, an accelerator and investment programme for social entrepreneurs who want to harness the power of digital technology to realise positive social change. I am looking to connect our Fellows with the teams and have arranged two RSA focused days, after which there are no commitments to mentor. These days, 30 March and 31 March provide the opportunity for teams to pitch to RSA Fellows with the opportunity to network, work together throughout the day and seek social, business and entrepreneurial advice, running 11am-4pm at Electric Works in Sheffield (2 minutes from the train station). I hope it would also be an exciting opportunity for you to utilise your skills and expertise in the development of early stage social businesses and join Fellows on a new engagement path for the RSA.


The accelerator is ran by Dotforge in partnership with the RSA, Key Fund and the Cabinet Office. If you would like more information or to note interest in supporting these early startups, please contact me directly -, 07557 797612

Comment by Mark Hall on February 26, 2015 at 14:34

This month we will be looking at issues around the well-being & resilience of social entrepreneurs. We are running an interactive session (including a mindfulness exercise) to come up with some solutions to the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Come and join our breakfast session at 9am tomorrow at RSA House.

Find out more & book your space here:  

Comment by Zulfiqar Deo on February 1, 2015 at 15:02

@Graham. Thanks for the post.  The British Library used to have a policy of only allowing card holders to enter the building after 6pm. It might be good to check if this is still the case.  KR Zufi

Comment by Mark Hall on January 29, 2015 at 17:22

We have a fantastic Breakfast session lined up tomorrow morning which will be led by Elodie Draper from Makes Sense.

We're kicking off at RSA House at 9am tomorrow morning... hope to see you there!

You can find out more and sign up here


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