Nurturing and promoting social economy and social finance projects all over the world is OxfordJam’s target in next week’s 3-day fringe event, taking place from 9th to 11th April, coinciding with the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
Set up in 2010 as a complementary event to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, OxfordJam’s aim is to bring social entrepreneurs together to develop social economy and social finance projects worldwide.
Now in its fifth year and running from the 9th to the 11th of April, OxfordJam is an extraordinary unconference, where participants contribute to a wide range of sessions from all corners of the social economy. In 2012 OxfordJam introduced a new funding format in which contributors pay to run their sessions, rather than be paid. Consequently the event is open to everyone, it’s free and produces high quality sessions.
At OxfordJam social entrepreneurs can connect with the brightest and most innovative minds in the social economy and impact investing worlds,learn about exciting work being done at grass roots level, have fun, start new projects, evolve current passions and celebrate five years of the OxfordJam fringe festival.
As in previous editions The Sarah Dodds Fund will be offering an award of up to £10,000 of investment to a social venture at OxfordJam. The funding will be available to the best social venture at, or beyond, proof of concept stage that attends and applies during OxfordJam. Eligibility criteria and application details are available on: http://www.sarahdodds.org. The winner will be selected by fellow OxfordJam participants and representatives of the Fund on the Friday morning.