Meet our students

Short interviews with some of the inspirational social entrepreneurs we've supported. Read about the impact they're having and what they think of SSE.

Fellows’ stories

Jenni Gwiazdowski, London Bike Kitchen

"It’s being able to relate to people and not feel like you’re alone."

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Fiona Frank, Green Elephant Cooperative

"the Match Trading grant is freeing things up for us"

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Sian Wells, Kitenge

"SSE’s support was vital in helping me to overcome my business challenges."

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Harriet Laurie, TheHorseCourse

"If you’re lucky enough to get onto an SSE programme, fully embrace it"

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Simon Rudd, Outrageous Ambition

"None of this would have been possible if I had limited my aspirations."

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Fellow School for Social Entrepreneurs

Madeline Alterman, Artbox London

"I would and have recommended SSE to others – what’s not to love about this level and quality of support?"

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Rebecca White, Your Own Place

"Meeting so many social entrepreneurs enables not just comparison, but opportunities to weigh up and consider different models of delivery."

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School for Social Entrepreneurs Fellows

Mat Price, Proud2Be

"The support that I was able to receive and offer to people who were experiencing similar challenges, fears and had the same driving passion was a lifeline."

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Social Enterprise Edinburgh Tool Library

Chris Hellawell, Edinburgh Tool Library

"Nobody has a perfect plan when they start out, but the SSE course helps you to see where you can improve and make your business the best it can be."

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Founder of Social Enterprise The Bike Project

Jem Stein, The Bike Project

"The SSE is a unique environment which has provided me with the funding, the network, the skills, and, most importantly, the inspiration to scale up The Bike Project."

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