Trailblazer Chronicles: A Conversation with Cemal Ezel

23rd April 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Trailblazer Chronicles is a joint speaker series between the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, the Oxford Foundry and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. This speaker series seeks to invite on individuals who are pioneers of their personal journey, business or industry. This academic year’s theme is Collective Power. In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to bring together our collective strength and build a more equitable future for all. It is within our power to elevate and support all contribute to the advancement of a better society.

Cemal Ezel is the founder of Change Please, a coffee brand that tackles homelessness. It’s a social enterprise that is staffed by the homeless, to help the homeless. As well as giving them a job, Change Please gives a London living wage, support with housing, bank accounts and mental wellbeing.

Change Please was listed by Marketing Week as one of the 100 Most Disruptive brands for 2017 and Cemal won UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017. Change Please also represented the UK in the Chivas Venture Finals, to win World’s Best Social Enterprise 2018. Listed by Bloomberg as the World’s most promising startup, Change Please was also Sir Richard Branson’s 2018 “Start Up of The Year” in The Sunday Times and they’ve recently won the Queen’s Excellence award for Social Mobility 2019.. They now have sites across the UK, Paris, Ireland and Australia

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23rd April 2021
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