Innovation & Enterprise


Find your entrepreneurial purpose

22 June 2023, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

UCL students engaged in a workshop

Explore what it means to be a purpose-driven entrepreneur and how you can tackle society’s biggest challenges. Free 3-hour workshop for students, staff and recent graduates.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni


UCL Innovation & Enterprise


103c Camley Street


This free 3-hour workshop will help you identify your entrepreneurial purpose and what you can uniquely bring to the world of business or social enterprise.

You’ll learn about purpose-driven entrepreneurship and how you can make a positive impact on the world by turning society’s biggest challenges into opportunities for positive change.

Who it’s for

This workshop is for students, staff and recent graduates (within 3 years of graduating) who are new to social enterprise and purpose-driven entrepreneurship.

You don't need any experience or a startup idea.

What to expect

This is an interactive, activity-based workshop held at BaseKX, UCL’s entrepreneurship hub in King’s Cross.

You’ll take part in workshop sessions and group discussions, and explore case studies.

What you’ll learn

This workshop will help you understand:

  • the basic terminology of entrepreneurship
  • how to turn society’s biggest challenges into opportunities for positive change 
  • how money can be made through positive social impact 
  • the importance of aligning the business model with your purpose
  • how the for-profit sector can be transformed
  • if entrepreneurship is a possible career route for you

About the tutor

Peter Ptashko FRSA has over 10 years’ experience working in social enterprise globally. He launched his first venture in 2005, raising £25,000 in only 7 hours. Since then, he’s worked for UnLtd, a UK foundation for social entrepreneurs, supporting thousands of social entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. He's also an independent entrepreneurship change management consultant and holds a series of leadership and board-level positions across the public and private sectors.


If there is anything we can do to make this workshop accessible or comfortable for you, please let us know by emailing ruth.weir@ucl.ac.uk

Date and times

Thursday, 22 June, 5pm to 8pm.

Book your place

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UCL Innovation & Enterprise reserves the right to make changes to the programme, location and/or speakers without prior notice. Such alterations are occasionally necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.


UCL BaseKX, 103c Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF