Dear Founders and European Startup Ecosystem Supporters,
Several of my friends and colleagues and I will be hosting a ‘Founders For Opportunity’ event on December 1st at Campus London from 10:00–12:30 to help disadvantaged young people in the UK find employment, and we would love for you to attend as part of this if you feel it is something that is important to you.
I’ve been supportive of Resurgo Spear’s (http://www.resurgo.org.uk/spear/) mission to help disadvantaged young people in the UK find employment for a few years now and noticed that Spear graduates mostly get support from large corporates. As such, the young people these corporates employ don’t always get a chance to ‘quickly spread their wings’ if they demonstrate grit & hustle, as we all know large organizations don’t grow as fast as startups and thus don’t provide the same upward mobility for those with drive.
Both Spear and their graduates would love to get to know the startup ecosystem better and so I thought that maybe as a community, we could provide mentoring and intros to these young people to enter into relevant fast-growing startups to kick-start their careers. If you think you’d be interested in attending the event and/or helping/mentoring/hiring a graduate from Spear, please fill out the form below to let us know.
The event will be a chance for you to meet some of the recent Spear Graduates and the Spear core team, give the graduates advice and make intros for both the Spear organization and their Graduates. Currently we have the support of the Campus London team (who are kindly hosting), and several startups, but would love to have more attend and share their wisdom. If you want to hear some testimonials from their graduates, check out their case studies here > http://www.resurgo.org.uk/spear/case-studies/
Although your support in attending would be more than enough, if you’d like to donate to Spear to help them with their initiative, feel free to do so here — https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fundraisingfieldguide-charity-3
If you can’t attend, but would like to support by sharing with other founders or ecosystem players, feel free to use this link for the event form — http://bit.ly/2m0hGju