Social Enterprise

About This Project

In 2018 we rebranded our social enterprise incubator from SE@Manifold to Get Social.

Get Social is a partnership between The Bishop’s Action Foundation and the Manifold Co-Working space. We aim to position Taranaki as one of the destinations for social enterprise in New Zealand through education, support and partnerships. We will create a more resilient & agile economy by creating employment and social vibrancy.

Our research and understanding of the current social enterprise landscape suggests that Taranaki is at the very beginning of a journey towards a thriving social enterprise ecosystem requiring us to take action.

In 2018-19 our core activities are:

  • Social Enterprise clinic – held during the afternoon of the first Thursday of the month. This regular SE clinic provides an accessible space where social entrepreneurs can find answers to important questions and access to helpful advice;
  • Social Enterprise meet-ups – held during the evening of the first Thursday of the month. Connecting people through a regular schedule of meetups provides a helpful rhythm to fast track our ability to share what works. Meetups are also a great way to bring in people with the knowledge that our developing ecosystem needs;
  • SE in Schools pilot – working with Devon Intermediate (with support from the regional Young Enterprise Scheme) we are delivering a pilot 20 week programme targeted at intermediate age students;
  • National SE Hubs project – we are one of 9 participants in this national collaboration and learning journey facilitated by the Akina Foundation and involving SE hubs from Northland through to Christchurch.