Terminal 2, Victoria Quays, Sheffield, S2 5SY
On October 1st 2018, 50 entrepreneurs from around the world joined Zinc’s second programme, with the shared ambition of building new, scalable, mission-led companies from scratch. Each of these entrepreneurs set out to create new products and services that could unlock new opportunities for people in places that have been hard hit by globalisation and automation.
Over the last six months, with the right mix of creativity, entrepreneurship, science, and technology, these 50 entrepreneurs have identified a problem area, begun to develop and test new approaches to tackling that problem, and put together a team that can bring their vision to life. They have been supported by more than 100 experts and 25 executive coaches. We now have 18 companies in our Mission 2 Portfolio, developing diverse set of innovative solutions in areas such as transportation, mental health, education, fashion, sexual harassment, mentoring, and care work. We are excited to be holding an event to showcase these 18 companies, and all the entrepreneurs have achieved, on Tuesday, May 14th at Terminal 2, Victoria Quays, Sheffield.
This is an opportunity for a range of people (including academics, creatives, investors, policy-makers, and others) to come together, meet the entrepreneurs, and hear about what they’ve created - as well as to meet and network with each other all while showcasing what Sheffield has to offer entrepreneurs. We are delighted to be hosting this event in partnership with The University of Sheffield, as part of the ASPECT network, which aims to transform the contribution that social sciences research and entrepreneurship make for the betterment of society.
This is an exciting time for the Mission 2 companies, and there are a variety of ways to get involved with them, e.g. through advisory roles, collaborative research opportunities, early hires, funding partnerships, etc. We’d love you to join us at this Zinc Show & Tell event - and please do spread the word to anyone in your network(s) who might be interested.
2:00-2:15pm: Registration & Informal Networking
2:15-3:30pm: 3 minute pitches from the M2 Portfolio
Location: Terminal 2 (at Ovo Spaces), Wharf Street, Victoria Quays, Sheffield, S2 5SY.
Nearest car parks are at the Hilton (S4 7YB) or the QPark (S1 2BQ).
The venue is an easy 15 minute walk or a short taxi ride from the station, or a very short walk from the tram stop at Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge.
See you there!