The Social Venture Weekend

The Social Venture Weekend is two and a half days of world class training provided by Cambridge Judge Business School.

No matter what stage you’re at with your business, the weekend will help you refine your thinking, develop your business plan and pitch it.

You’ll also have the opportunity to share and test your ideas with others and learn from the experiences of successful social entrepreneurs.

Hear from ventures who attended previous weekends on YouTube: here and here.

The next Social Venture Weekends will be held in September and November with dates TBC.

Register your interest


The Weekend runs from 4.30pm on the Friday through to 5.30pm on the Sunday and includes sessions on:

  • developing a business model canvas
  • financial tools
  • market research
  • pitching your venture

All session will be delivered by experienced and well-regarded staff from the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Who is it for?

The Social Venture Weekend is for you if:

  • You want to start, or are already running a business dedicated to making social impact
  • You’re ambitious to scale up and become investment or contract ready
  • You’re based in and operate mostly in England

What does it cost?

Thanks to funding by the Cabinet Office and delivered by Big Lottery Fund, the Social Venture Weekend costs just £75 +VAT. A co-founder or team member can join you for a further £50. Earlybird prices are available for a limited time.

You’ll need to arrange your own accommodation in Cambridge if necessary.

What does it cost?


Social Incubator East is a programme from Allia delivered in partnership with:

university of cambridge foundation east keystone cabinet office big lottery fund
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