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Our next MeetUp, delivered in partnership with Virgin Money, is for founders who want to build businesses which have impact.

Putting sustainability at the heart of startups will be an integral part of the future of business. This past year, we’ve learnt more than ever the positive impact that businesses whose success is driven not only by the profits they generate, but by the impact they have on our communities and the planet, can have.

From the growing demand of consumers, to movements like the B Corp certification, changing business for good is driving new founders to start purposeful businesses.

At our next MeetUp, we’ll be uncovering how you can build a business which can make a positive impact on society.

Who's Joining Us On The Panel?

On the panel we have Emilie Vanpoperinghe, co-founder of Oddbox - a fruit and veg subscription service which delivers surplus food from supermarkets to your door. Oddbox is aiming to save 35,000 tonnes of fruit and veg from going to landfill by 2035.

Joining Emilie is Eshita Kabra-Davies, founder of By Rotation, the fashion rental platform building a conscious community of style obsessives who have a powerful purpose: to transform the fashion industry and bring sustainability to the front and centre. When Eshita witnessed the effects of textile waste during her honeymoon to her motherland Rajasthan, India, she wanted to use her passion for fashion to make a positive difference.

And our final speaker is Richard Johnson, author of the ‘Mission Lit’ Guidebook for entrepreneurs. He is an independent researcher, consultant and facilitator, and authored ‘Mission Lit’ for purpose-powered entrepreneurs looking to fix the world. 

What Will Happen On The Night?

Our MeetUps are designed for digital, and free to attend. A time for our community to come together, learn from experts, founders and each other, to find inspiration and guidance, and to come away with practical solutions to act on.

After a brief introduction, you’ll hear from the three founders on our Main Stage, interviewed by Virgin StartUp Mentor, Ben Keene. There’ll be a chance for audience questions before we break out into post-panel sessions, where you can take time to reflect on the conversations, explore the themes of the discussion, ask questions of each other and learn more about Virgin StartUp.

Each MeetUp lasts 2 hours and you’ll be able to experience it from the comfort of your own home. We use a platform called Hopin, which you’ll need a free account on this platform to join the event. 

Tickets are free, but strictly limited, so grab yours today!


Here's what we've got in store: 

6:00PM–6:05PM · Roll up, settle in!
6:05PM–6:20PM · Introduction | Ben Keene and Andy Fishburn
6:20PM–7:20PM · Panel Discussion | Changing Business For Good: How To Have Impact
7:20PM–8:10PM · Breakout Sessions 
8:10PM–8:20PM · Close | Andy Fishburn

Places are strictly limited - sign up today.


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i. Speakers and attendees are subject to change and we do not guarantee that any specific speakers or participants will appear at the event. However, we will always try to find a suitable replacement if one of our key speakers or participants is unable to attend.
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