TEAM SY & Unrest Tech For Good Meet Up

30th/Nov/2022 11:15am
Team SY | DMC 01

Join TEAM SY & Unrest to discuss the importance of being a mission driven business in today’s world.

TEAM SY and Unrest will be unpicking what it actually means to be mission driven, how you can use tech for good in your business and the conflict between purpose and profit.


11:15 - Arrival with tea & coffee

11:30 - Opening & introduction to TEAM SY - Startup ecosystem and support provided in South Yorkshire

11:45 - Open discussion: What is mission-driven business and why does it matter in the world today?

  • Vimla Appadoo, Head of Experience at Culture-Shift and Co Founder and Director of Culture Design at Honey Badger
  • Dan Kirby, Co Founder and CEO of The Tech Dept
  • Steve Rimmer, Founder and CEO of Tickets for Good
  • Gabrielė Barteškaitė, Co-Founder of Future Greens

12:30 - Introduction to Unrest North - why they came about & what they’re looking to change in the world. Find out how you can join the next Unrest North cohort.

12:45 - Success story from the Unrest Programme

13:00 - Lunch & networking


About the panel

Vimla Appadoo (Chair): New mum to Devi and the Head of Experience at Culture-Shift. She is also Co Founder and Director of Culture Design at Honey Badger. Over and above everything, Vimla is passionate about embedding fearless change across organisations, to design safe workplaces where everyone can thrive. Vimla is a design thinker, international speaker and advocate for changing the way businesses think: using technology, design and culture to align profit and purpose. Vimla works across large scale organisations, small businesses and scaling startups, bridging the gap between the public and private sector.


Dan Kirby: Co Founder and CEO of The Tech Dept. Their mission is to Do Better Things. They have built digital products for large impact-driven organisations like BBC Children in Need and World Wildlife Fund and impact-driven startups - like VaccinationTrack and Amrita.


Steve Rimmer: Founder and CEO of Tickets for Good. Tickets for Good provides affordable access to events for people doing good across our society. Their work focuses on improving access, inclusion, and wellbeing whilst supporting live entertainment partners who may have unsold inventory, who wish to drive attendance from socially diverse audiences, or to simply say 'thank you to our NHS and other frontline staff.


Gabrielė Barteškaitė: Co-Founder of Future Greens. Future Greens is a Sheffield-based indoor farm growing salad in an innovative way that is good for people and the planet. They use technology and innovation to address the glaring issues in our food system by making fresh, local produce more accessible to everyone.




TEAM SY is a £4.6m ERDF part-funded project delivered by Capital Enterprise alongside delivery partner Barnsley Council that will directly support high-value digital and tech businesses to collectively raise over £20m in private investment and significantly increase the number of high value jobs in South Yorkshire.


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