12 brand new businesses are developing innovative products and services with the aim of helping us to live better for longer - and they need your help!
12 brand new businesses are developing innovative products and services with the aim of helping us to live better for longer – and they need your help!
Zinc is a national organisation which brings together 50 entrepreneurial individuals (know as 'Founders') from a diverse range of backgrounds to build up create solutions for a specific social mission. The current mission? To add 5 high quality years to later life.
This mission takes the form of a 9-month programme where the 'Founders' form teams to explore problems, find meaningful insights and create new businesses to solve these problems.
Zinc is currently five months into the current programme. Here is what has happened so far:
Now 12 teams are coming to Newcastle to hear what you have to say about their ideas and products.
Based on your lived experience, you will be allocated to 1 of 3 groups for the day, with each group exploring a different theme.
Group 1 - Health in Later Life: Exploring how we can help assist people to age in good health
Experience (either yourself or caring for a friend or family member of either:
Group 2 - A Social Later Life: Exploring aspects of social ageing
Experience of either:
Group 3 - Work in Later Life: Exploring working, employability, retraining and financial provisions in later life
People who are:
You will be allocated to one of the three groups. You will receive information about which group you are in and which founders you are meeting with in advance.
During the day, each group will take part in four one hour sessions (with lunch and comfort breaks in between). Each session will be hosted and facilitated by a different team of founders from the Zinc programme.
Due to both the range of topic areas the founders are working on and the diverse stages of their businesses, the activities in each session will vary considerably. The activities may include but are not limited to:
Places are limited, to register your interest in being involved, click the button at the top of the page and let us know what experience you have in the areas mentioned above.
The day will be take place at The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix on Monday 2nd March, 11:00-16:00.
You will received a £25 voucher for taking part and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided.