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Newsletter - Sunday 27th February

E-mail sent by Desiree Zhou, Sunday, 27th February 2011 @ 10:59pm

Dear all,

Please see below the upcoming events and career resource:


E-mail sent by Desiree Zhou, Monday, 21st February 2011 @ 9:46am

Dear all,

Please note that the talk scheduled on Tuesday February 22nd by Leo Johnson has been CANCELLED by the Oxford Hub. We wil let you know if the event is rescheduled on another date. Thank you for your attention.

Desiree and Chris

Newsletter - Monday 21st February

E-mail sent by Desiree Zhou, Monday, 21st February 2011 @ 12:17am

Dear all,

Please see below the upcoming speaker events and job/internship opportunities.

Newsletter - Sunday 6th February

E-mail sent by Desiree Zhou, Sunday, 6th February 2011 @ 10:41pm

Evening all,

See below for the upcoming events, scholarships and career consulting opportunities:

Video Contest for MBA Students

  • Thursday, 3rd February 2011 at TBD

    Business schools play a key role in achieving development goals - from creating social…

Newsletter - Sunday 23rd January

E-mail sent by Desiree Zhou, Sunday, 23rd January 2011 @ 9:48pm

Evening all,

See below for upcoming events and opportunities over the next couple of weeks:

Job Opportunities on Careers Connect

Posted by Chris Roe, Sunday, 16th January 2011 @ 11:01pm

  • RedF (two jobs listed)

    REDF (formerly The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is a San Francisco-based high-impact venture philanthropy organization dedicated to transforming lives through the creation of jobs and economic opportunity. (

    • 34585/Enterprise Development Manager
    • 34589/Farber Program Manager


    Technoserve is a rapidly growing, non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of economic opportunity and income for the poor in over 20 countries. Founded in 1968, TechnoServe implements projects that enhance the competitiveness of agricultural and other industry “value chains” for the benefit of small-holder farmers and other market participants in developing countries. (

    • 34216/Technoserve Program Manager East Africa

    Check out Careers Connect for a detailed job description and more information on the application process and deadline.

Nigel Kershaw talk (Founder of The Big Issue / The Big Issue Invest)

  • Thursday, 3rd February 2011 at 6pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

    An event for those interested in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Finance. Mr. Nigel…

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 25 November - Emerge Social Venture Lab "Mixer"

  • Thursday, 25th November 2010 at 7pm

    Prior to the Emerge Conference, a ‘mixer’ event will be held on 25 November, from 7pm onwards…

2 complimentary tickets available to conference on sustainability (Nov 29th - Dec 1st)

Posted by Chris Roe, Monday, 15th November 2010 @ 10:12pm

  • The Skoll Centre has been offered 2 complimentary tickets for an upcoming conference at Bradford University on Sustainability and the Circular Economy. Normally, tickets are quite expensive.

    The 10 lecture event (Nov 29th-Dec 1st) is put on by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation.

    If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Alexis Ettinger from the Skoll Centre as soon as poss.

    Ten+One Circular Economy Conference

    University of Bradford Nov 29th-Dec 1st

    This conference will be an unmissable opportunity to hear some of the world’s leading closed loop economy thinkers and activists. TEN guest lectures around ONE key perspective on the transition to a sustainable economy. The focus is skills, jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in a ‘cradle to cradle’ or ‘closed materials loop economy’.

    This lecture series will be introduced by Professor Michael Braungart, one of the world’s leading designers and industrial consultants. This masterclass event will discuss the implications for business, community and education of moving from a linear, ‘take-make-dump’ economy to a circular economy where economic systems thinking and design is based on ecological principles. Waste is designed out of the equation and the economy features closed materials loops increasingly powered by renewable energy.

    Considerations of place, scale, resource and diversity will be at the core of development.

    For more details check out:

Health care communication and technology start-up seeks funding and collaboration partners

  • Monday, 15th November 2010 at TBD

    d4 ( is a new non-profit organisation (with registered charity status) …

OBA London Thoughtful Thursday: Beyond Sustainability

  • Thursday, 18th November 2010 at 6:30pm - 10pm
    Location: The Hub, King's Cross, 34b York Way, N1 9AB, London

    OBA London Thoughtful Thursday: Beyond Sustainability

    Companies with their eye on their…


E-mail sent by Desiree Zhou, Friday, 12th November 2010 @ 9:02am

Hi everyone,

Here are the events and project/career opportunities coming up:


  • Emerge 2010: 27-28 November at SBS. Sign up if you still haven't done so! It is the biggest event on social entrepreneurship in Michaelmas term and a valuable opportunity to learn more about SE and get in touch with distinguished social entrepreneurs. Come and bring your friends along!
  • The EP -- Lift the Floor, Raise the Roof: TODAY at 5.30pm. An exciting Ignite event where you get to share your ideas with people who will help you turn them into reality. Show up even if you don't have an idea, for it is equally useful to think about how your goals, interest areas and expertise may fit with others to create synergy to get great things done.
  • Social with Student Hub - the co-sponsors of Emerge 2010: Tuesday 16 November at Jam Factory. Come and get to know people who are as keen as you on Social Entrepreneurship! 
  • Social Venture Capital Investment Competition (SVCIC) Information Session: TODAY at 12.30pm in the Rhode Trust Lecture Theatre. You may remember Evan from Induction speaking about last year's MBA Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). The Said Business School was the European Champions and came 2nd globally. They participated in a premier MBA competition and got all kinds of access to leading VC's and Entrepreneurs from the US and Europe. Evan and other members from the competition will be giving an information session on VCIC and SVCIC. Find more information at:

http ://www . vcic . unc . edu/

http ://www . svcic . org/


  • Fellow Program with Acumen Fund. Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. The Acumen Fellowship is a one year program that immerses Fellows in world-class leadership training, field work with social enterprises on the front lines, and a community of changemakers and thoughtleaders. Check out this great career opportunity!  
  • British Waterways Student Project. Social entrepreneur Ben Metz is heading up a fascinating project for the UK government on the British Waterways (turnover £250mil) as part of the Big Society project.  They are looking for market mapping for social enterprise development in areas of energy, food production, housing etc. If you have an interest in renewables or agriculture, check out this exciting project!

If you want to share anything with the group please email or and we will include your message in our weekly newsletter.

And don't forget to follow us on twitter and facebook!

Best wishes,
Social Entrepreneurship OBN Committee


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Events Planning Meeting

  • Friday, 5th November 2010 at 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location: SBS - Meet in the common room.

    The purpose of the session is to scope a very high level strategy, taking into account the…

Entrepreneurship Project (EP) Weekend - November 5-7

Posted by Erica Mackey, Wednesday, 27th October 2010 @ 12:50am

  • Don't miss out!  You don't have to have an idea to register.

    Essentially EP Weekend is an opportunity to create complete business plans out of elevator pitches in just 48 hours, and then present them to industry leaders and an audience of students. By the end of the weekend you will have joined a team and created the skeleton of an Entrepreneurship Project. What you do after that is up to you.

    The weekend starts with a round of pitches, which will be available on the EP weekend website three days before the event. The participants will vote for the most promising pitches, and then teams of 5 or 6 will be formed around the successful ideas. The weekend will culminate with presentations from each team. In addition to creating and presenting a business plan, the weekend will be packed with speeches from industry experts, networking opportunities, and of course happy hours.


    The weekend will be capped at 72 participants, so to avoid disappointment I would strongly encourage you to register immediately. MBAs will only have priority registration for a few days, after which time additional spaces will be offered to MFEs and students from other
    departments. The event costs £5 which we will chase you down collect from you after you register. No registration is required to watch the presentation on Sunday.

    Register at

    For more details, check out

Wired Oxford Volunteers Online - volunteering student society

Posted by Erica Mackey, Tuesday, 26th October 2010 @ 10:30pm

  • Make an impact... Get experience....Interested?
    Let’s talk.

    Friday, 29th October, 4pm Said Business School


    An education charity in Nepal needs your help with strategic planning...
    An African NGO wants you to establish an online platform to connect local businesses...
    An Indian organisation would like someone to find inspiring role models for struggling students...

    Our teams of Oxford students help NGOs in the developing world with:

    • Research & Consulting
    • Strategic Planning &
    • Project Management
    • Other help deliverable electronically

    We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic team players.

Good Deals 2010 - The UK Social Investment Conference

  • Monday, 15th November 2010 at 2pm - 6pm Tuesday, 16th November
    Location: IET London: Savoy Place
    The biggest names in Social Investment

    Sir Ronald Cohen
    Antony Ross (Bridges Ventures)

Emerge at SBS

  • Saturday, 27th November 2010 at 8:30am - 6pm Sunday, 28th November
    Location: SBS

    Emerge 2010 - The Social Enterprise Conference for Students: Learn it, Do it, Build it, Share…

The Annual Pears Business School Partnership Philanthropy Lecture with Stephen Green

  • Monday, 1st November 2010 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: London Business School

    An evening with Stephen Green, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc, at London Business School.…

SE OBN Vice Chair positions for 2010-11

Posted by Erica Mackey, Monday, 25th October 2010 @ 4:25pm

  • Please find the following position descriptions for the Vice Chair roles this year.  The positions are definitely not limited to these responsibilities, but we wanted to make sure there was a clear definition between each role.  Please submit your interest to and by midnight on Tuesday, October 26th.  Do not hesitate send me an email if you would like to talk about any of the options before submitting your selection.  Thanks!

    Vice Chair – Communications/Marketing

    • Creates and maintains the online platform for the SE OBN
    • Ensures regular and accurate dissemination of communications amongst all members – most likely in the form of a weekly or bi-weekly newsletter
    • Works with the Co-chairs and VCs to promote events
    • Updates website and group calendar with relevant event information not run by the SE OBN
    • Works with the Co-chairs to ‘Mind the Gap’ at the end of the year


    Vice Chair – Careers

    • Works in conjunction with the VC of Events and Inspiration to coordinate career-oriented speaker panels
    • Collaborates with the Careers Centre to find and disseminate relevant career and Strategic Consulting Project opportunities
    • Creates and maintains a comprehensive and accessible database of career opportunities and makes OBN members aware of available positions and application deadlines
    • Coordinates an SE trek – either create one personally or find a classmate that is interested in organizing a relevant trek

    Vice Chair – Events

    • Collaborates with the Skoll Centre to help with external events including Skoll: Emege and SWF
    • Responsible for coordinating all event logistics for internally planned large events
    • Works with the Co-chairs to collaborate with other OBNs, student groups and the Oxford Hub
    • Researches relevant external events and collaborates with other VCs to publicize these opportunities


    Vice Chair – Inspiration

    • Develops internal events to learn from – and be inspired by - established, successful ventures.  Examples of this could include speaker panels, breakout sessions or brown bag lunch conversations
    • Creates opportunities to promote interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • Collaborates with VC of Events


    Vice Chair – Projects

    • Responsible for creating opportunities within the SE OBN and Entrepreneurship OBN to develop entrepreneurial instincts and ideas including the EP Weekend and Social Venture Lab at the Oxford Hub
    • Works with the VC of Inspiration to create opportunities to promote interdisciplinary collaboration
    • Links colleagues for future ventures


    Vice Chair – Academics

    • Works with the Skoll Centre to improve the SE curriculum


    Vice Chair - Fundraising

    • Build and maintain potential funder relationships
    • Organize, plan, and solicit donations and sponsorships for the SE OBN.  Mobilize volunteers, utilize resources, and help with event set up when necessary 


Social Entrepreneurship OBN

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