Why it matters?
Small businesses and social innovators are launching new products and services every day, solving social issues all around the world. We are fortunate to have operations near some of the most dynamic social innovation hubs in Europe. We aim to nurture the development of these new businesses through accelerator programs, mentoring and funding that also gets us closer to the cutting edge of social innovation through technology.
What we are doing
We’re helping innovators and entrepreneurs use the power of technology to inspire social change. Virgin Media Business’ VOOM Pitch competition sees the best British and Irish start-ups compete to pitch industry-disrupting ideas with Sir Richard Branson in a bid to win investment.
One business that VOOM has benefited is FoodCloud, a social enterprise that manages the redistribution of food surpluses between businesses and charities. To date, FoodCloud has redistributed the equivalent of more than 35 million meals to charitable causes.