Make your big idea happen - Social entrepreneurship panel

News items - 3 September 2012

As part of our final recruitment round of 2012, Teach First NZ hosted a panel of CEOs exploring the concept of social entrepreneurship.

Have an idea but unsure how to make it a reality?
Interested in making a difference through social entrepreneurship?
Just curious about what social entrepreneurship means?

These were some of the questions our panel of CEOs tackled, offering insight and advice from their own experiences.

The panel included:

Tony Falkenstein, Chief Executive, Just Water
Shelley Campbell, Chief Executive, Sir Peter Blake Trust
Ben Irving, Chief Executive, Jobs.co.nz
Shaun Sutton, Chief Executive, Teach First NZ

The discussion was chaired by Andrew Patterson, Business Correspondent at RadioLIVE, who concluded the evening by inviting short idea pitches from the audience.

Some quotes from the night:

"get your values and ethics clear", "develop a vision", "don't be afraid of making mistakes", "collaboarate and work with others - collective impact is key"