Blue Mountains Social Entrepreneurship Workshop Series 2024

A workshop series for local social entrepreneurs or those who aspire to embody the principles of business and impact.

The Blue Mountains Social Enterprise Hub (SEB HUB) in collaboration with Sandeep Kirpalani (Social Enterprise Mentor) and Jules Booth (Founder MTNS ECO) are offering a 3 part workshop series for individuals who either identify as social entrepreneurs, or who aspire to embody the business principles with impact for their organisations. These highly practical workshops will include value proposition, market access, collaborations and partnerships and organisational / financial stability.

The workshops will be in-person and designed to be general, yet customised towards the specific needs of the entrepreneurs. The workshops will cater to various stages of organisation journey (including ideation, small scale, medium scale and large scale). The workshops will also provide an opportunity for creating a peer support system amongst social entrepreneurs, who are otherwise unable to collaborate within the local eco-system in order to thrive.

There is also the opportunity to become part of the local social enterprise / values-driven community, through events, business collaborations and peer support networks.

Workshop topics

#1 Value proposition and market access
#2 Collaborations and partnerships
#3 Organisational and financial stability

Workshop dates

Session 1 # Friday 15th March 2024 - 9.30am to 4pm
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre - Katoomba

Session 2 # Friday 19th April 2024 - 9.30am to 4pm
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre - Katoomba

Session 3 # Friday 31st May 2024 - 9.30am to 4pm
Social Enterprise Business Hub - Lawson

Workshop cost

This workshop program series is free of charge.
However, the program requires commitment to all 3 workshops.

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Our Facilitators

Catherine Sell and Zac Quinn
Catherine and Zac run the Blue Mountains Social Enterprise Hub (SEB HUB), a Lawson based co-working space specifically designed for local Blue Mountains social enterprises and values-driven businesses. They both worked with refugees in the Offshore Detention Centre on Manus Island, PNG and subsequently opened a social enterprise bookshop in the Blue Mountains called RoseyRavelston Books, which supports and advocates for refugees living within Australia.

Sandeep Kirpalani
Sandeep has over 15 years of experience of mentoring and working closely with social enterprises in various domestic and international contexts. Sandeep Kirpalani has been living in Lawson for 3 years and has worked with the Center for Social Impact at UNSW, where he lecturered in social enterprise, corporate responsibility, collaboration and innovation in Business. Currently, Sandeep has a renewables, recycling and clean energy focus within UNSW and outside.

Jules Booth
Jules Booth has been working in community spaces for the last 13 years. In that time, she has worked for a social enterprise, volunteered for a community organisation and managed the MTNS ECO community project. Her interests focus on relationships and how digital and physical spaces can be spaces and places of connection.