Responsible entrepreneurship presents a significant step in the right direction for community empowerment.
As such, this event embraced this theme by creating the space and opportunity for Plymouth’s refugees and asylum seekers to come together with students and staff from the University as well as local business owners, and other members of the general public, to collectively brainstorm, design and ignite team-led responsible enterprises that aim to foster community empowerment.
The event included knowledge exchange through a series of presentations on the social sciences, responsible entrepreneurship, and locally available enterprise support services. This was followed by a creative and practical facilitated workshop, and pitching to a panel of experts.
Each team comprised a mix of 8-10 participants, and was composed at the beginning of the workshop session, based on the participants’ interests, skills, and residence neighbourhood. The workshop was designed to enhance community empowerment through responsible entrepreneurship, contributing to improving social cohesion and tolerance, alleviating poverty, unemployment and social marginalisation in Plymouth.
Details of the organising team are below.