Entrepreneurship as a Route Out of Homelessness – The Company of Entrepreneurs needs you !

Starting a business is hard in normal circumstances.  Those of us who have done it usually had the support of family and friends as well as a bit of capital or access to funding.  So, imagine how hard it is when your starting point doesn’t even include a roof over your head?

In a joint project with the Crisis (the homeless charity) initiative, Venture Studios, the Company of Entrepreneurs is looking for volunteers to provide support.  There are a number of ways you can get involved so no matter what your skills, interests or time challenges, it would be great to get you involved making a significant impact to people who are already overcoming the biggest challenges in their lives.

There are two different sessions happening, Idea Clinics and Office Hours

Idea Clinics – What are they?

A mixture of group ideation and 1-1 sessions (dependant on idea owners preference) facilitated by Venture Studio staff or our expert partners, designed to be a space of exploration for very early-stage ideas. We would aim to offer tools, tips & access to resources which can help the individual to progress their idea

How will they work?

You, your team, and/or freemen would be booked into a session every 2 weeks, consisting of x2 meetings of 40 minutes each. The proposed recurring day and time is Tuesday, 2:00-3:30pm.

We’ll send you a 1 pager brief of the idea exploring the problem, their proposed solution, an outline of the intended users, and their next steps before the meeting.

Start date

Tuesday 1st June, 2021, 14:00-15:30, then every two weeks

· Meeting 1: 14:00-14:40 pm

· (5 MIN BREAK)

· Meeting 2: 14:45-15:25 pm


Office HoursWhat are they?

1 to 1 sessions facilitated by Venture Studio staff and our partners, designed to be a space for Crisis staff, members experiencing homelessness, and the early-stage ventures we’re supporting to check-in to access expert help with their business.

How do they work?

You, your team, and/or the freemen will be booked into a session every 2 weeks, consisting of x2 meetings of 40 minutes each. The proposed recurring day and time is Tuesday, 2:00-3:30pm.

We’ll send you a 1 pager brief exploring the problem the founder is working on, their proposed solution, who their users are, and their next steps a week in advance of your meeting.

Proposed start date 
Tuesday 8th June, 14:00-15:30, then every two week.

Meeting 1: 14:00-14:40 pm 
(5 MIN BREAK)

Meeting 2: 14:45-15:25 pm

You may volunteer for weekly, fortnightly, or just one off support!

Anyone interested should please complete this form:

https://forms.gle/FupKRTg6Eao3VEsUA

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