Culture Change & Awareness
S4S has a long history of working in collaboration with governments, agencies and other institutions to help develop the spirit of entrepreneurship and drive aspiration and confidence of potential entrepreneurs. Our work has ranged from major festivals, nationwide road tours, curating and performing at global events and working with key global influencers.
S4S ran the largest festival celebrating creative industries entrepreneurs in London for four years. Makegood Festival combined showcases, pop-ups, marketplaces, song, dance, theatre and a conference all rolled up into a 4 days event hosting over 20,000 people.
On behalf of the UK government S4S developed a nationwide event to create awareness of financing options for entrepreneurs. The program, Windows of Opportunity reached over 3,490 entrepreneurs and angel investors across 20 cities.
S4S was invited to One Young World, one of the most prestigious global events that empowers young people from 180 nations to start and grow social enterprises. S4S was asked to produce a part of the 3 day program to showcase young social entrepreneurs from around the world.
Additionally, S4S was tasked with creating a series of short films, called Small Giants, that told the inspiring stories of young social entrepreneurs that were viewed globally.
S4S worked with His Royal Highness, the Duke of York, part of the British royal family, to use his global pull to help drive entrepreneurship in the UK. On his behalf, S4S developed and produced, “Pitch at the Palace” hosted at Buckingham Palace to bring together an extraordinary range of investors and influencers to meet some of the most inspiring young entrepreneurs.
The UK government’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills tasked S4S with teaching small firms how to use the web to grow their businesses. The focus was on leveraging the web to reach new customers, sell globally, reduce costs, increase productivity, and leverage the web to scale. Web Fuelled Business reached over 4,600 young companies across 20+ cities in one day bootcamps.
“...despite the presence of a favorable environment, individuals who are motivated by factors such as financial rewards, achievement, social, career, and individual fulfillment, for these conditions or motives to cultivate into entrepreneurship, a national culture that supports and encourages entrepreneurial activity is needed.”
Culture, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Global Competitiveness