Thursday, 19th October 2017, 12-1.30pm at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.
Our next Lunch Plus features two exciting digital companies using innovative digital technologies, business models to support social enterprises, address social problems and help organisations who help the vulnerable.
Cameron Spilman: Co-Founder and Managing Director at Paper and Co-Founder, organiser and mentor at legup.social – a collaborative effort from the digital community to help small businesses, charities and social enterprises with digital.
Paper is a user research and design studio. We work with clients to understand their users and potential customers to create better digital experiences. Clients include the Co-op, Comic Relief, Westfield Health, and The Arts Council England.
legup.social is a free-to-attend digital mentoring event for start-ups, small businesses, charities, social enterprises, and the local authority. Mentors are senior people from the digital community in South Yorkshire who volunteer their time for free.
Andy Mayer: Yoomee designs and builds digital products, services, and experiences to improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities.
“After working internationally in the commercial tech industry for 15 years, Andy co-founded Yoomee as a social enterprise that helps non-profits innovate with digital. For the last 10 years, Yoomee has used startup approaches from Silicon Valley to design and develop brand new online services for vulnerable communities. Projects include supporting those with lived experience of mental health, the homeless and refugee and asylum seekers. Whilst at Yoomee, Andy has been responsible for helping Mind design and scale the UK’s most successful online peer support system called Elefriends – as well as supporting local projects to create a social business for homeless people call PrintedbyUs.org and helping local refugee organisations share information more effectively.”
Lunch Plus is a business networking event designed with a focus on social enterprise. Our aim is to provide a broad, diverse and inclusive platform profiling key networks, sectors, innovation, new business opportunities, expertise, case studies, helpful business and financial services and products designed to support emerging and existing social enterprises across the Sheffield City Region. The format for Lunch Plus is a 20min presentation and a chaired Q+A session followed by a light lunch networking opportunity. Time 12.00-13.30.