Update post Event
Thank you to all of the founders that came to support the event! It went amazingly well and the Spear Graduates got a lot out of the experience.
Check out the video below summarising the event
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Dear Founders, Investors, Operators and European Startup Ecosystem Supporters,
With the support of the Campus London team, several friends, colleagues, and I will be hosting a ‘Founders For Opportunity’ event on December 1st at Campus London from 10:00–12:30 to help mentor and make introductions for disadvantaged young people in the UK seeking employment, and we would love for you to join us if you feel this is an initiative that is also important for you.
About Resurgo Spear and the Founders For Opportunity Initiative
I’ve been supportive of Resurgo Spear’s (http://www.resurgo.org.uk/spear/) mission to help disadvantaged young people in the UK find employment for a few years now and noticed that Spear graduates mostly get support from large corporates. As such, the young people these corporates employ don’t always get a chance to ‘quickly spread their wings’ if they demonstrate grit & hustle, as we all know large organizations don’t grow as fast as startups and thus don’t provide the same upward mobility for those with drive.
The Call to Action
Both Resurgo Spear and their graduates would love to get to know the startup ecosystem better and so I thought that maybe as a community, we could provide mentoring and introductions to help these young people enter into relevant fast-growing startups to kick-start their careers. If you think you’d be interested in attending the event to help mentor and/or make introductions or possibly even hire a graduate from Spear, please get your event ticket below to let us know.
The event will be a chance for you to learn about Resurgo Spear, meet some of the recent Spear Graduates and the Spear core team, give the graduates advice, and make intros for both the Spear organization and their Graduates. The Campus London team (who are kindly hosting) and several startups are scheduled to attend, but would love to have more of our community attend and share their connections with the Spear Graduates. If you want to hear some testimonials from their graduates, check out their case studies here > http://www.resurgo.org.uk/spear/case-studies/
Helping in Other Ways
Although your support in attending would be more than enough, if you’d like to donate to Spear to help them with their initiative, feel free to do so here — https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fundraisingfieldguide-charity-3
If you can’t attend, but would like to support by sharing with other founders or ecosystem players, feel free to use this link for the event form —