Author Archives: BVC Admin

Goodwill Solutions: Big Venture Challenge Winner Creating Employment

New types of social businesses need the right financing options. There is investment available to social ventures and the range of options is increasing almost weekly; social impact bonds, local impact funds, crowdfunding and others. There are two key headaches for both social ventures and investors; developing the venture such that it is investable and […]

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Big Venture Challenge entrepreneurs hit £5 million investment target

Big Venture Challenge entrepreneurs who are tackling some of the UK’s toughest social challenges have attracted £5 million of investment 16 months ahead of schedule. One of those to benefit is Alice Lacey, an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of now>press>play. Her venture provides primary schools with an affordable learning resource that brings the curriculum […]

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What happens to social ventures over the year that they take part in Big Venture Challenge?

Click on the images below to learn more about Buddy, their impact, and how Big Venture Challenge helped them to achieve their goals.

Buddy impact case study 1

Buddy impact case study 2

You can also see the full case study here: Buddy_CaseStudy

TEDx Meets Big Venture Challenge

Hayley Foster, the Short Talk Expert™ of TEDx fame recently spent some time with two previous Big Venture Challenge Winners June O’Sullivan of London Early Years Foundation and Will Ackerman of MyKindaCrowd. Hayley has coached hundreds of professionals on crafting original, compelling core messages that matter. June and Will as you can see got a […]

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