We know entrepreneurs want to change the world with their ideas, and make a material impact through their work. That is why we are so proud to announce partnerships with Founders Pledge and Founders4Schools to help enable members of The Bradfield to make a meaningful impact to society.
Founders Pledge was built by founders, for founders and launched out of Founders Forum, Europe's foremost network of digital and technology entrepreneurs.
Founders Pledge are empowering founders and investors to add value to their companies as well as the causes they love, without sacrificing one for the other. Together, they’re making a real difference in the tech world and in the global community.
David Goldberg, CEO of Founders Pledge said:
The Bradfield is helping scale the next generation of fantastic companies, and we’re delighted to help build positive social impact into that process from the very beginning. Thinking about how you’ll make your business a force for good, and how you’ll give back once you’ve achieved success, doesn’t just help you hold yourself accountable, it’s also proven to make companies more motivated, competitive and resilient.
Founders4Schools is a charity on a mission to increase youth employability and close the skills gap by connecting young people with employers. They do this by enabling educators to invite local business people into their schools to inspire students about the world of work. The F4S service is free and it takes just 30 seconds for volunteer business people to sign up to inspire local young people.
Research shows that students who have 4 student-employer encounters are 5 times less likely to become NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and 3 times more likely to choose a STEM subject. To date Founders4Schools facilitated 220,109 student-employer encounters and 96% of students felt inspired by the speakers. To see where we’re having an impact
Sherry Coutu CBE, Chairman of Founders4Schools said
Business leaders can help these children understand the world of work they will enter. We know that 40 per cent of pupils have difficulty relating their school subjects to everyday life. These encounters show students how their subjects connect to future opportunities and, following four employer encounters, students are 86% less likely to be NEET (not in employment, education or training).
We look forward to working with both organisations to drive engagement in their worthwhile work.