Work with us as a university

Our work with universities

We are proud to work alongside a number of universities around the world in many different and unique ways:

  • Partnering on research projects
  • Facilitation of research grant implementation 
  • Providing guest lectures delivered by the entrepreneurs who drive our social business (Please see below for the full menu of lectures choices and prices)
  • Offering Secret Projects as a credible and absorbing case study for Masters and PHD students
  • Fundraising in partnership to access grant funding
  • Production of tailored events and symposiums based in India on behalf of your university

 

This list is, of course, not exhaustive and we understand there are many other ways we may also work be able to work with your university and welcome teaching staff and students alike to contact us to discuss ideas and options for working together. Please go to our contact page here for information about how to get in touch.  

'I carefully select guest speakers for my students on our MA in Social Enterpreneurship here at Goldsmiths. I like to book Fritha because my students find her passion motivating, her drive exciting and they enjoy access to a real life social entrepreneur that is having an impact in their field as well as running a sustainable business. I encourage anyone thinking of booking Fritha to go for it'

Richard Hull, Lecturer and Director, MA in Social Entrepreneurship, Goldsmith’s University

 

 

Secret Projects lecture series

Over the last 5 years, we have developed a series of engaging, informative and thought-provoking lectures.

Our lecture team are:

Fritha Vincent – Founder and CEO of Secret Projects (UK based)

Nirmala Rani – Secret Projects India Director (India based)

Banke Adyayi – Secret Projects Global Financial Director (UK based)

Our lectures can be purchased individually or as a package and include:

Secret Projects: The business

This lecture provides a clear and detailed overview of the Secret Projects business model. Over 2 hours, students are taken through the complexities involved in running a social enterprise as a multinational company with shareholders.

In more detail:

Delivered by both Fritha or Nirmala with Banke via Zoom

The lecture duration is 2 hours and includes a Q &A session

The cost of this lecture is as follows: £250, $300, 50,000 rupees for India based universities. Purchase a package of 2 or more lectures and receive a 20% discount

How to become a social entrepreneur

This powerful lecture, delivered by Fritha, is built around Secret Projects values and gives each student a unique insight into what it takes to become a social entrepreneur, with practical guidance and advice. Using an e-book to record ideas and goals, attendees are each given a guided opportunity to develop their own ‘road map’ towards becoming a social entrepreneur during the session, with useful hints and expert tips from Fritha.

In more detail:

Delivered by Fritha via Zoom

The lecture duration is 3 hours and includes a Q &A session and e-book

The cost of this lecture is: £300, $350, 50,000 rupees for India based universities. Purchase in a package of 2 or more lectures and receive a 20% discount

Social entrepreneurs in partnership

This thoughtful, motivating and often funny lecture outlines in detail the incredible partnership between Fritha and Nirmala, both social entrepreneurs who have developed a social business from very little beyond a deep need. Peppered with ‘real life’ examples and stories of the evolution of Secret Projects it tells the story of what 2 determined women and a lot of pillows have contributed to female empowerment.

In more detail:

Delivered together by Fritha and Nirmala via Zoom

The lecture duration is 2 hours and includes a Q & A session

The cost of this lecture is: £250, $300, 50,000 rupees for India based universities. Purchase a package of 2 or more lectures and receive a 20% discount

Building something out of nothing - Funding your social business

Headed up by Fritha, Secret Projects has run many, successful rewards based crowdfunding campaigns over the years, from raising funds for product development and production, to the sale of community shares. Crowdfunding is an art coupled with a series of practical steps and over the course of this fascinating and insightful lecture, Fritha will cover all aspects of how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign from beginning to end, offering students her insights and wisdom gained over the last 10 years.

In more detail:

Delivered by Fritha via Zoom

The lecture duration is 3 hours and includes a Q&A session

The cost of this lecture is: £300, $350, 50,000 rupees for India based universities. Purchase in a package of 2 or more lectures and receive a 20% discount.

To book our lectures or to discuss our lecture series in more detail, please go to our contact page here for information about how to get in touch.