Learn to turn ideas into impactful solutions and solve pressing social challenges!

Social Enterprise Discovery Bootcamp

Hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre and social entrepreneur Peter Ptashko FRSA, this 1.5 day social enterprise discovery bootcamp will inspire you to test ideas to create impact.

Taking place in the MEC Enterprise Zone (2nd floor, Alliance Manchester Business School), this bootcamp will provide you with essential entrepreneurial skills increasing your knowledge and confidence around business doing good. It will also provide useful tools and resources that you can then apply into your further studies, your own enterprise development and of course your future careers, all in an environment where you will work and learn together in teams.

We will cover key themes such as:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Idea generation;
  • Value proposition;
  • Impact measurement;
  • Social business modelling & planning as well as
  • How to pitch yourself and your ideas for success - and much, much more!!

Participants on our last Bootcamp left it feeling; -“Awesome and Motivated” “challenged, inspired, encouraged”.“Empowered. Resourceful. Purposeful” “Informed, confident, prepared”.

This exciting opportunity is not to be missed so register now to avoid disappointment!

* Please note that this workshop has a value upwards of £500 per person, so we require full commitment for both days to maximise learning and participation. Applicants who are unable to complete full registration and confirm their commitment to attend both days will unfortunately not be offered a place. *



Day 1: Wednesday 21st June;

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome and refreshments

10:00 - 17:00Training and Development workshop (including lunch and refreshments)

17:00 - 18:30 Drinks and Networking

Day 2: Thursday 22nd June;

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome and refreshments

10:00 - 13:00Training and Development workshop (including refreshments)

13:00 Close


Peter Ptashko FRSA is a social entrepreneur, funder and supporter of impactful businesses and social change leaders. He is also a change management consultant working with a range of clients across the Public and Private sectors. He holds a series of leadership and Board-level positions across these two sectors, with a particular focus and interest in Education.

He has 15 years of experience working in the field of Impactful Business globally, having launched his first venture back in 2005 whilst at university – raising £25,000 in only 7 hours. Since then he has worked for UnLtd: the UK foundation for social entrepreneurs, supporting thousands of social entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses across (in particular) the Youth and Education sectors, securing an investment of almost £10m for universities across England from the UK Government.

He is the former Director of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN), leading its 60 members (from banks to universities; foundations to incubators) in over 70 countries to better support social entrepreneurs around the world – providing them a voice and capacity to flourish wherever they may be. Before this he was based in their Mexico City office, with a focus on Impact Investment across Latin America.

He launched Cambio in 2019 as a response to the growing need for mainstream, high quality, internationally-informed and tailored support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, and beyond. Since then he has worked with a range of clients, including foundations, international networks and corporates. He has a specialist focus in Higher Education and is a Social Entrepreneur in Residence at a range of top universities – including Coventry, Kingston, Warwick, Imperial and Leeds. He lectures in impactful business at a variety of business schools, including Bedfordshire, Kingston, Ravensbourne, UCL and Manchester.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) and is passionate about Education, Politics, Economics, Music & Performance. He has so far visited and worked across 60 countries.

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