The entrepreneurs taking part in Pakistan's first ever creative enterprise incubator have products with the potential to strengthen families, preserve traditional arts and generate jobs – but first their founders must learn how to run a great business.
Pitching to a room full of investors doesn’t have to be terrifying. Pioneers Post sat in on a recent Deal Share Live session in Singapore, as creative entrepreneurs from around Asia shared their stories and grew their networks.
The very first DICE Young Storymakers programme – a joint initiative of Pioneers Post and the British Council – kicked off on Saturday, with 14 young journalists from six countries joining us in London to learn about creative and social enterprise.
Creative and social hubs are lifelines for entrepreneurs, but managing a hub can be a tough, lonely job. Efforts to connect and support them are warmly welcomed, as the recent SOCreative Hubs Gathering in South Africa showed.
New scheme delivered in partnership by the British Council and Pioneers Post will offer young journalists from five countries training, mentoring and opportunities to research and publish stories of social and creative enterprise for a global audience.
The creative industries represent a huge – and fast-growing – sector of the global market. But creative businesses are also building practical solutions to social problems and giving a voice to the marginalised.