Crowdbacker 2020: Building Back Better

  • Sophie Slater
  • Jack Graham
  • Damien Attenborough

Back our latest crop of fledgling social startups and join us in thinking big about how to rebuild. Hear from experts in the field, including our Year Here alumni entrepreneurs Aaron John and Mursal Hedayat. Author, journalist and executive editor of Vice magazine Zing Tsjeng will also be sharing her vision for a post COVID world. Crowdbacker is our biannual launch and live crowdfunding event. On Thursday 16th July, we'll be gathering online to unveil the social enterprises our 2019/20 Fellows have been testing and building for the last two months. It's your chance to hear from a new generation of social ventures looking for your support. For Crowdbacker 2020, we'll also be exploring the question of how we can reimagine society in the wake of COVID-19 – not just recovering from the pandemic, but taking a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build back better. Show your support as we crowdfund for a group of social enterprises working to tackle entrenched social inequality - Hear from thought-leaders working on the frontline about what comes next after the COVID crisis - Learn how you can best contribute to UK Society 2.0 - Get inspired to step off the sidelines About Year Here In the last few years, Year Here's alumni have launched over 30 social ventures in fields as diverse as supporting ex-offenders, ethical fashion, homelessness and educational inequality. They've been recognised as Shackleton Leaders, New Radicals by Nesta and The Observer. They've given TEDx talks and featured widely throughout the press - in The Financial Times, The Huffington Post, Vice, Dazed & Confused, The Independent and many more. Find out more at


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