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.
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 Hours – What 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: