Social Startup

Are you interested in tackling social problems, improving communities, helping to improve people’s lives or the environment? If so, why not join our Social Startup programme.

Social Startup is a programme of 5 workshops to help you look at how your thoughts can be put into action. If you have an idea already that is great! If you don’t, that is not a problem, we can help you by attending our idea generation workshop!

You can develop an idea by yourself or as a team. By developing your social idea you will be on the journey to launching your own social startup.

This programme is open to University of Portsmouth students, graduates and members of the general public.


The workshops will provide you with practical tools and specific Social Startup resources designed to help you develop your idea and support is on hand throughout and after the programme.

The workshop dates

Idea generation workshop:
Wednesday 6th February 2019, 1pm-4pm

5 day Social Startup programme:
Workshop 1: Wednesday 13th February 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 2: Wednesday 20th February 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 3: Wednesday 27th February 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 4: Wednesday 6th March 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 5: Wednesday 13th March 2019 1pm-4pm

You will need to be free to attend all five workshops.



Spaces are limited so please register your interest in attending the programme by completing this online form.

Please note: Applying does not mean automatic selection for the programme. We will follow up with you separately to confirm your place.

 If you have any problems please email