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How do you create and run a startup or freelance business in a sustainable and socially responsible way?..



…Find out by  joining our free beepurple webinar on 23 March featuring a panel of local, ethical founders who will share their tips with you….

What is the name of this event?

The ethically minded startup

When and where does it take place?

Wednesday 23 March, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm held virtually via Zoom

Describe the webinar in one sentence

This live, online panel event brings together some amazing ethical and sustainable Sussex entrepreneurs (see below for details!)  to share their stories and insights so that you can learn from their experience.

What is the aim of the event?

We believe that any new startup should be mindful of its environmental and societal  impact.  In this fab  webinar, a cross section of freelancers and social entrepreneurs who care, share their experiences and tips on running a business in an ethically minded, sustainable or socially responsible way.  They’ll tell you why they started up, the lessons they’ve learned along the way and how they live by their ethical brand values and bring them to life in what they do.  Bring along your questions for our panelists.

Who is on our panel?

Pete Barr is  co-founder of  @the.soapstone, a sustainable hand sanitiser dispenser funded through Kickstarter and @enayball an accessible art tool for people with physical disabilities. He also freelances as a product and graphic designer in @makerversity and  wants everything he designs to have a positive impact on people and planet.

Shiv Misra – is founder of @rootsnhoots , Brighton’s first plastic-free, zero-waste online delivery service and @kindlybrighton a sustainable supermarket in Seven Dials.  Shiv finally decided to take the mantle of climate action into his own hands and do his bit to save the planet. He helps his environment conscious customers to lessen their environmental impact and lead a zero-waste lifestyle. He is also putting pressure on the big super markets to become more ecofriendly.

Kerry Watkins @social_for_good is founder and managing director of Social For Good, a local social media consultancy/agency.  The team work with purpose-driven organisations to help them use social media ethically, with integrity and to do good; to affect change, improve lives, and make a positive impact in the world.

Elena Drew @elenadrewthis is a University of Brighton textile graduate and a @uobbeepurple founder.  She is a digital illustrator and print designer creating educational and informative art prints and greetings cards.  With sustainability at the core of her business, she ensures she has minimal environmental impact, sources materials from the UK, offsets her carbon, and plants a tree for every sale!

What are the intended learning outcomes?

This workshop will inspire student and graduate entrepreneurs to run their businesses in a sustainable and socially responsible way,  be they freelancers, solo founders or social entrepreneurs.  You will learn how to embody these values in whatever you do and come away with some very real practical ideas on how to translate your values into action in every aspect of your startup.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is suitable for any student or graduate considering starting up an ethical and sustainably minded business, freelance career or project.

When is it?

Wednesday 23 March, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm held virtually via Zoom.

How do I register for this event?

This webinar is open exclusively to students and graduates of the University of Brighton. It is free to attend, but booking is essential.

Book your ticket here.

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Helen Carley • 14/03/2022

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