• SHINE so far

    SHINE made its debut in May 2008, in a warehouse on London's Southbank.

    300 participants joined in. 55 contributors ran 70 sessions in a spontaneous learning format. Old Business met New Business. Social entrepreneurs met funders. An environment of pitching, peer-to-peer learning and idea development provided the accelerator that grassroots social entrepreneurs need.

    So we're doing it again.

    Who's Involved?

    The Partners:

    These four partners founded SHINE and continue to invest in making it happen.

    UnLtd: charitable foundation for Social Entrepreneurs in the UK

    School for Social Entrepreneurs: Training and learning Programmes

    The Hub: Global Social Enterprise, Community and Innovator

    Ashoka: Global Association of Leading Social Entrepreneurs


    The Producers:

    germination CIC - a social enterprise producing participative live events


    Videography and Film

    Be Inspired Films - Strategic Media Storytelling. They're brill!


    Creative Partner:

    Eudemonic - an original production partner in setting up SHINE

  • Media Partners

    The Big Issue - One of the original and most famous social enterprises. Tackling the underlying issues which cause homelessness, and supporting vendors in their journey away from the streets. Since its creation The Big Issue has provided services and referrals to address issues around housing, health, finances, education and employment. It also exists to support vendors in fulfilling their personal aspirations.

    Social Enterprise Magazine - part of Society Media, Social Enterprise magazine is designed to bring together the huge range of individuals and organisations in the social enterprise movement in a space where they can learn about and inspire one another – and tell the rest of the world what they’re missing.

    UnLtd World - an online platform that connects social entrepreneurs and empowers the way information is exchanged within the social entrepreneurship market.


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  • SHINE Sponsors

    SHINE collaborates with some of the best public and private sector organisations who are directly engaged with the development of Social Enterprise in the UK.

    They are more than just funders, and are contributing quality content into the event which you can take advantage of.

    Here are our supporters for 2009:

    Department of Communities and Local Government - Government Department working to create thriving, sustainable, vibrant communities that improve everyone's quality of life.

    Futurebuilders - provides loan financing at great rates to third sector organisations

    CCLA Investment Management - a social enterprise fund manager owned by its third sector clients.

    Lovells - one of the world's largest international business legal practices with offices in 27 countries.

    If you'd like to join them this year or next, please contact shine09@germination.co.uk

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