In this Lunchtime Lecture focused on the topic of Healthy Cities, Future Cities Catapult will be joined by Jack Graham, CEO of Year Here, to understand the benefits of social enterprise and its positive impact on our cities.
We will delve into what it truly takes to launch a transformative social enterprise – both for the existing service it enhances and for the founders personally. Following the lecture will be a Q&A style panel featuring other founders who have launched their own businesses. They will discuss what is transforming the way services are delivered in our cities for citizens benefits.
- Jack Graham, CEO Year Here
- Hector Smethurst, Founder Appt
- Laura Macartney and Charlotte Whittaker, Founders InCommon
- Jake Slater, Director Kitchenette Karts
13:00 – 13:05 – Welcome to the Catapult; Jon Robertson’ Project Manager, Future Cities Catapult
13:05 – 13:15 – Overview of Social Enterprise and Year Here; Jack Graham, Year Here, CEO
13:15 – 13:35 – Presentations from Social Enterprises (Appt, InCommon, Kitchenette Karts)
13:35 – 13:45 – Social Enterprise founders Panel
13:45 – 13:55 – Q&A
13:55 – 14:00 – Wrap-up and finish
This lecture is addressed in particular to designers, consultants and those involved in city service delivery.
|Jack founded Year Here while at the Young Foundation, a centre for social innovation in East London. Year Here is a platform for graduates who want to test and build smart responses to inequality in London.|
|Hector runs Appt, a healthtech ventures that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions –and GPs to hit their NHS targets.|
|Laura is co-founders of InCommon, a resident-powered welcome programme building community in sheltered housing for older people.|
|Charlotte is co-founders of InCommon, a resident-powered welcome programme building community in sheltered housing for older people.|
Jake, Director at Kitchenette Karts, a street food truck selling sandwiches inspired by the East End – and creating pathways into entrepreneurship for unemployed young people.