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Sponge Green Entrepreneurs Online Discussion at Sustainability Now

by Mel Starrs on November 17, 2009

in Events & Conferences

This announcement turned up in my inbox this morning. I’ve been involved on the periphery of Sponge and the entrepreneur event in January for a while now. Add to your calendars now!

Wednesday 9th December

As part of Building Magazine’s Sustainability Now event we are collaborating with them to run an online discussion on green entrepreneurs.

The recession has resulted in many talented people being out of work or feeling vulnerable, but has also increased the competitiveness between companies and the potential benefits of innovation. And the sustainability agenda still appears to be strong. We therefore intend to consider questions such as:

  • Is the time right for a new breed of green entrepreneurs to rise out of the ashes of the recession?
  • What qualities do you need for a sustainable start-up?
  • Can successful entrepreneurs offer advice on how best to do it?

The on-line discussion will be on Wednesday 9th December between 15.00 and 16.00.

Discussion Chairman
Tom Randall, Sponge Director

Entrepreneur Panel

  • Nanik Daswani, Co-founder of Eco Consulting building sustainability consultancy
  • Helen Heathfield, founder of Julie’s Bicycle, helping the music industry cut its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Russell Smith, founder and Managing Director of Parity Projects eco-renovation company.

You can find out more about Sustainability Now, and register for free to take part in the discussion here

Follow-up Event in the New Year
We will be running an evening event in the new year in London to provide those interested in starting their own sustainability related organisation with the confidence and inspiration to make it a reality. We will let you the details as they develop.

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