Join us for the first Andover RSA Ideas. Hear about innovative ideas that are happening in Andover and the Test Valley. Network with others interested in ideas and innovation in the area.
RSA Ideas is designed to help Fellows develop their early stage projects or ideas by drawing on the knowledge, skills, and connections of others in the network. At the event, there are opportunties to:
1) Give a three-minute pitch on the night.
2) Help others by sharing thoughts, suggestions, expertise, and connections in a supportive environment.
3) Meet other Fellows and social entrepreneurs, and hear from RSA members of staff about the work of the Society.
4) Play your part in turning great ideas into a reality with the RSA. Register here if you would like to pitch or attend. The deadline for pitch applications is 5th March at 12pm.
18.00: networking and refreshments.
18:30: pitches begin and ideas start bouncing.
20.00: wrapping up and networking.
Spaces to pitch at this event will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that this is a dynamic event structure and some parts involve standing networking. If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.
What is RSA Ideas?
RSA Ideas events are a space for Fellows to share their ideas and early-stage projects with others in an open, collaborative, and creative environment. RSA Ideas is designed for groups of up to 40 people to ensure everyone attending is able to participate fully and contribute to the event. Drawing on the expertise of our network, RSA Ideas helps people shape their ideas and turn them into a reality.
What’s the format?
RSA Ideas is an informal event but is well structured and packs a lot in to one session. The event is broken in to two main parts for the pitching, with opportunities for networking both before and after. Each section lasts for up to 40 minutes and provides a space for up to five pitches. Each pitch lasts three minutes and is followed by a further three minutes for audience members to ask questions, make suggestions, or challenge the pitcher's thinking. As time is limited, participants can also share their thoughts/ideas on cards provided. This is generally a seating event however people usually stand and interact with others during the networking sessions.
Who can attend?
Our Fellowship events are free to attend, but due to their popularity we ask that you please register in advance by following the ‘Book Now’ link at the top of this page. We welcome non-Fellows who support the work of the RSA and those who are interested in finding out more about Fellowship. You can only book one ticket at a time so if you would like to invite a guest, please send them this link and ask them to sign up.
How do I apply to pitch?
You can also sign up to pitch your idea. You do this during the registration on Eventbrite. However, spaces are limited and will only be offered on a first-come, first serve basis.
Location: Basepoint Business Centre, Caxton Close, East Portway Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3FG