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Leap Into The Limelight!
Leap Into The Limelight!

Thu, 29 Feb



Leap Into The Limelight!

This forum will share and discuss some key strategies for using your personal founder brand to help you grow the impact of your business/organisation/social enterprise and deliver your vision. We will cover topics such as: raising awareness of your unique offer; raising funds through engaging donors

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Time & Location

29 Feb 2024, 09:30 – 14:00

London, The Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Ln, London E8 3AZ, UK

About the event

Our theme for this Forum is using your authentic personal founder brand to deliver on the double bottom line of social impact and financial sustainability.

Our expert speakers and experienced attendees will share advice, strategies and opportunities to establish and use your own personal brand to:

● Raise awareness of your unique offer and proposition amongst strategically targeted audiences

● Raise funds by engaging and inspiring grant-givers, philanthropists, and donors with key messaging

● Sell services and products by marketing to individuals and contract providers

● Extend your reach and delivery options by establishing impactful partnerships

The emphasis will be on how you, as a Founder, can use your own personal brand to drive the growth of your business using authentic and inspiring communications tools and strategies.


Nigel Clarke TV Presenter, CBeebies & Content Producer; Founder, Dadvengers

Nigel Clarke is an experienced TV presenter well known for hosting ‘The Baby Club’ and ‘The Toddler Club’ on CBeebies. Outside his television work, as a father of 3, he is no stranger to the world of fatherhood. He provides helpful tips and advice on Instagram to the parenting community.

A big believer in supporting dads to become the best fathers they can be, Nigel founded Dadvengers. An amazing and extensive parenting network on a mission to support fathers with resources and information they might need along the way. With a podcast and online course, it’s all geared towards changing the way we view and engage with fatherhood.

Already making waves in the parenting space, the community is growing fast and in just 3 years has become one of the leading fatherhood organisations in the country.

Nigel grew up in East London.

Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua Founder and CEO, The Business Storytelling Centre

Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua is a professional storyteller, having worked as a journalist and documentary maker for a decade, she now supports international organisations as a business storytelling coach.

While storytelling in business is oftentimes used to communicate with external audiences, Beatrice applies storytelling to engage, retain and develop internal audiences so that employees can advance in their careers, be more productive and lead with clarity of communication.

Using her coaching skills, knowledge of human behaviour, and empathy, Beatrice partners with DEI, People and Culture, L&D leaders to support diverse leaders so that they find their leadership style and manage people effectively, productively, and authentically.

Her clients have referred to Beatrice’s work as being “thought-provoking”, “genius” and “empowering”.

Alvin Carpio Founding Director, School of Social Justice

Alvin Carpio has spent over a decade working on issues of social justice, human rights, and public policy. He was listed on "Forbes 30 Under 30" for his work. Alvin founded and runs the Hackney-based global School of Social Justice, an online education platform for people who want to learn how to change the world, including Alvin’s extensive podcast series “Conversations for Change” with inspirational leaders.

Alvin advises governments and global corporations on leadership, social policy, and impact. Alvin has given public talks at TEDx, Houses of Parliament, US Capitol, EU, Web Summit, Oxford University, Cambridge Union, Eton College, Institut Le Rosey, and Chatham House. He has also appeared on CNN, BBC, New York Times, ITV, TVE, AFP, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, to discuss politics, tech, economics, and social change.

Between 2016 and 2020, he founded and ran The Fourth Group, a global community of half a million people from over 160 different countries, set up to shape tech for all, leaving nobody behind. During this time, he ran a global inquiry into the problems caused by tech, and established a membership body which had members from every continent and advocated for policy change.

Event details

We'll follow our usual format: arrive from 9.30am for registration, coffee, croissants and fruit, with a prompt 10 am start and introductions. Talks by our speakers will be followed by a Q&A, comment and discussion with the speakers, and yourselves. We want to hear from you, both your own challenges and your advice to other social founders in the room.

The discussion will be followed by a networking lunch.

After lunch you are welcome to stay on until 4pm to meet up informally with other delegates and/or the Social Founders team.

Hackney Impact

This event is delivered in partnership with Hackney Impact and Hackney Council.

Hackney Impact is a dynamic partnership between a group of local organisations all committed to fostering growth and prosperity within Hackney’s vibrant business community.

Together we are offering free business support, events, mentoring and coaching to residents and entrepreneurs across the borough.

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