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Have you got a business that creates social change?

Cambridge Social Ventures supports a whole range of businesses that have positive social and environmental impacts.

Our ventures work in diverse fields such as health, transport, housing, ageing and education. They range from local to global in scale, and include technology startups, public sector, community organisations, university spinouts and everything in between.

Our programmes are designed for people who will drive their businesses forward to create real, scaleable, lasting social or environmental change. The Social Venture Weekends give emerging social entrepreneurs two-and-a-half days of world-class training, and our incubator programme supports selected ventures with 12 months of ongoing regular business advice and coaching, free shared workspace if required and support to access loan finance.

Key facts

Our programmes

Social Venture Weekends

Our Social Venture Weekends are for anyone with an ambition to set up or grow a business that makes a positive social or environmental impact across all sectors, from employment to genomics, ageing to energy. Our next weekend is in July 2023.

Explore Social Venture Weekends

The 12-month Incubator

Our incubator programme provides a range of tailored support to social ventures. In our first two years, we’ve supported more than 50 ventures to grow, find customers and investment.

Learn about the incubator

Our current and past ventures

Our ventures

Our ventures have great stories to tell. Read more about them and find out how to get in touch with them directly.

See our current ventures

Our graduates

Following their time with us, Cambridge Social Venture graduates continue to build their social ventures.

See our past ventures

Latest news & insight

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Cambridge Social Ventures is run by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. Acting as a platform for research and engagement with social innovators, academia and policy in UK and across the world, the Centre’s focus is to engage with social innovators and create and support social ventures and projects.

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