Get the inside scoop from the UK’s top ethical business minds!
Calling all bright sparks and wannabe entrepreneurs! This April, to celebrate our Join Our Core competition we’ve teamed up with our friends at Ashoka to launch 'Sundae School'. A series of intimate, one-off interactive networking events where you can meet and get tips from some of the UK’s most successful ethical entrepreneurs, while enjoying a scoop or two of Ben & Jerry’s delicious ice cream!
Speakers will include the brains behind some of the UK’s most influential and inspiring ethical companies such as Martha Lane Fox, Jo Fairley (Green & Blacks) and Liz Earle (Liz Earle Cosmetics). Plus an array of renowned names, including our very own Join Our Core 2012 winner and Clever Cookie, Jenny Dawson. Now that’s some line-up of talent!
Held at iconic London locations on weeknights – not on Sundays! – each Sundae School event will have its own special theme and a few select attendees at each event will get the rare chance to pitch a business idea to our speakers and get personal feedback, where they will all receive a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Sundae School is for anyone interested in companies who are giving back; those ready to take that first step in business; those who have a fantastic business idea they want to take to the next level; or for anyone who just wants to be inspired by some of the nation’s best industry moo-vers to help realise their dream.
So how do I get involved?
It’s easy! Below are details about each Sundae School event and how you can register to attend. We hope to see your there!
Join Our Core and scoop for change!
‘Food’ – Thursday 25th April – 7pm at Century Club, Soho, London
Food lovers ahoy! Kicking us off with a bang will be a range of food experts including Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green & Blacks.
Speakers: Jo Fairley (Green & Blacks), Renee Elliott (Planet Organic) and 2012 Join Our Core winner Jenny Dawson (Rubies in the Rubble)
‘Digital’ – Tuesday 14th May – 7pm at Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London
Let’s get digital! The World Wide Web is now central to all our lives and technological advancements mean it is constantly evolving, breaking new boundaries. You’ll be able to hear first-hand from one of the Internet’s biggest success stories, Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox and her campaign for digital inclusion.
Speakers: Martha Lane Fox and Edward Hibbert (Freegle)
‘Fashion & Beauty’ – Monday 3rd June – 7pm at No. 11 Cavendish Square (The Orangery Room), London
Bringing the curtain down will be two of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs – Liz Earle of Liz Earle Cosmetics and Fairtrade pioneer and founder of People Tree, Safia Minney.
Speakers: Liz Earle (Liz Earle Cosmetics) and Safia Minney (People Tree)
Tickets for the Sundae School series are available through See Tickets here and are subject to availability. But places are limited, so get in there early if you would like to secure a spot! We hope to see you there!
Join Our Core
Sundae School comes as part of our Join Our Core competition, where with and our friends at Ashoka, we are searching for Europe’s top, young, social entrepreneurs doing business in the most responsible way – something we’ve stayed true to as we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year.