The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

Speakers: Alan Mahon, Brewgooder; Lily Asch, Real Talk; Johnny Watson, Streetchange 
Chair: Susan Aktemel, Homes for Good
Member level: Emerging | Growing
Price: Free
Social entrepreneurship is a model that is changing the world. In 2014 it was estimated that in the UK there were 741,000 social entrepreneur businesses in UK. This was a rise of over 8% in two years.
Social entrepreneurs are described as “individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems.”
Alan Mahon, Brewgooder, Lily Asch, Real Talk and Johnny Watson, Streetchange will explore the rise in social entrepreneurship over the years, especially in millennials.
Join us on Thursday 27th April at Anderson Strathern Offices, Edinburgh to find out more about the future of social entrepreneurship.
  • When

    27th April 2017
  • Where

    Anderson Strathern
    1 Rutland Court
    EH3 8EY
    United Kingdom


Alan Mahon

Alan Mahon

Founder, Brewgooder

Alan is the Founder of Brewgooder, the world's only craft beer brand to bring other people clean, safe drinking water. Since launching with a successful £60,000 crowdfund, Brewgooder has went from strength to strength, even becoming the first social enterprise product to be be listed nationally by Asda. Providing 5,000 people with clean drinking water so far across two projects in Malawi, Brewgooder aims to support 20 projects and 33,000 people during 2017.

Lily Asch

Founder, Real Talk
Lily Asch is mental health advocate, storyteller and social entrepreneur. She has previously worked with FreshSight and TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh and has since gone on to found Real Talk, a social enterprise dedicated to mental health storytelling and wellbeing. Real Talk supports individuals in connecting to their narrative around experiences of mental ill health and crafts safe spaces for these stories to be shared to an audience, fostering conversation and connection. Real Talk has run 5 events to date, which has seen 17 participants and 230 audience members engage.
The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur