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Organising Social Innovators

As a social innovation specialist you would think that becoming an RSA fellow was right up my street. I mean on paper (well, screen) its a perfect fit. A group of people far more intelligent than I will ever be coming together to create solutions for the world. I would have the chance to learn, to grow, to connect and to create with others who could really do something to tackle the problems I love to solve. You know the ones. The really niggly ones that just get more complex the more you niggle them.
But something about an old institution left me flat, even to the point that I guiltily didn’t chase up my offer of nomination. But after tonight I will chase it down. Hard.
I was invited to a “reboot” night, an informal night of mini talks introducing projects and speed networking that left the room buzzing. Not just nice and friendly buzzing. I mean the walls were literally reverberating long after the bells rang to call the session to a temporary halt while we heard from the next group of speakers.
The fellows are an extraordinary bunch. I didnt have a single conversation that left me thinking “how do I get out of this one”. In fact,  even with those with no obvious connection to explore I found myself determined to learn more about these fascinating individuals.  Well travelled,  well read,  informed by the old,  excited by the new. I left feeling that this was in no uncertain terms down to the organisers,  most notably Roxanne Persaud, whose enthusiasm for those present to mingle and discover just how damn fine each other were, was infectious and welcome.
Which leaves me to wonder just how […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Categories: Andrew Tilling, Blog, Uncategorized||0 Comments

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The STORM Process is about to play a big role in a powerful new project starting in Birmingham. The hot500, the fastest growing entrepreneurs network, supports young people in business. MyIdeaMatters is a programme to train these young people in the tools they need to up their game in business, and apply those skills to make a difference. Using the STORM Process, these students will form teams to tackle real business challenges faced by local Social Enterprises. Their new solutions stand to deliver a real impact on the well being of our community and our planet too. Stay posted for more developments.

By |July 11th, 2013|Categories: Programmes||0 Comments

Award Winning Student Programmes

Preseli were delighted to team up with Surrey Entrepreneurs at the University of Surrey to deliver the award winning ’24 Hour Entrepreneur’ workshop programme.
Taking place over 5 weeks, students learn The STORM Process and apply it to real world challenges to come up with viable business ideas. After training in pitching and presentation techniques the students then pitch for funding to start their business.

The programme won an award from NACUE for the best activity of the year for university students.

Check out the students feedback below.

By |July 11th, 2013|Categories: Programmes||0 Comments

Unipreneur Challenge in Wolverhampton

 Andrew Tilling was joined by Russell Tongue and Sandy Chander to deliver training in The STORM Process to students at the University of Wolverhampton over the summer.
Students will be using STORM to take on a business challenge set by local business people keen to have fresh ideas from emerging talent.

The Unipreneur Challenge, run by Gary Lennon of Wist Ltd, is now in it’s fourth outing, and the results go from strength to strength, with students being offered work placements, internships and even business opportunities.

The winner of the first Unipreneur Challenge declared that she would use the STORM Process in every project she tackled in the future. “It really is that good,” she said.

By |May 16th, 2013|Categories: Programmes||0 Comments