The Good Entrepreneur Festival

A series of evening lectures providing you with the toolkit to start your own sustainable business.

A warm welcome to The Good Entrepreneur Festival, jointly organised by CityVentures and Better Space (a co-working and startup support space in Islington for social impact entrepreneurs).

The theme this year is People, Planet and Profit and at the festival you’ll be able to meet new people, hear the stories about how entrepreneurs are making the world a better place, along with getting lots of practical guidance and be inspired to start something of your own!

Who is it for?

We have prepared a festival open to everyone interested in social entrepreneurship, social innovation and more broadly social responsibility of business and the role they play in the local and global environments.

Why should you attend?

The festival starts on the 2nd of February and ends on the 2nd of March 2021 with the brilliant pitching competition – Pitch for Good – where City students and recent graduates will compete for a £2000 prize pot.

So every Tuesday from 6.30pm, we will be talking to an eclectic group of experts that are setting up companies, products or services supporting the local and global community as well as trying to put social impact at the forefront of the current agenda.

On each session will have plenty of time for questions from audience and there will also be a drop-in session should you require additional support.

When should you attend?

Delivered online, the line-up of the festival was as follows:

(you can also access the recorded sessions from our YouTube channel here)



Tuesday, 2nd February 2021

How Can Good Entrepreneurs Save the Planet?

with Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder and CEO of Pavegen

Tuesday, 9th February 2021

Finding your Entrepreneurial Purpose

with Alex Barker, Chief Pirate at Be More Pirate

& Ben Keene, Co-founder of Rebel Book Club

Tuesday, 16th February 2021

Creating Value and Measuring Social Impact

with Rima Patel, Co-founder of Impactful

Jan van Hövell, Founder of Klabu

Emma Shaw, Co-founder of Library of Things

Eamonn Madden, Inspirational Youth

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021

Fundraising, Funding and Investment

with Esme Verity at Atmos, Zebras Unite London and Ada Ventures

Lissa Gillott, Head of Funding and Support at Virgin StartUp

Liz Choonara, Head of Entrepreneurship at Crisis

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021

It’s Cool to Care – the Pitch for Good awards

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