Summary

Entrepreneur working between Mumbai & London. Passionate about start-ups, incubation, the web, mentoring, leadership development, career change and making the world a better place. I am the co-founder and Director of UnLtd India, a new initiative to incubate start-up social entrepreneurs in India. I am also the co-founder of two social-purpose businesses: - Journeys for Change, which takes exceptional leaders to learn about innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership from the world’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. - Careershifters, which helps people who want to make a career change find what they want to do and make a successful shift. Always keen to hear from - and help - fellow purpose-driven entrepreneurs. I can be reached at richard [at] richardalderson.com. Follow me at www.twitter.com/RichardAlderson.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Present

Co-Founder & Director

UnLtd India
UnLtd India exists to be a home for start-up social entrepreneurs in India. Through providing seed funding and intensive incubation support, it acts as a launch pad for imaginative, passionate and entrepreneurial individuals to bring their ideas for a better world into reality. -> www.unltdindia.org
Apr 2005 - Present

Co-Founder & Director

Journeys for Change
Journeys for Change takes exceptional leaders to learn about innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership from the world’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. -> www.journeysforchange.org
Jan 2004 - Present

Founder

Careershifters
Careershifters was founded on the belief that the more people are excited about their work, the more they’ll make a positive contribution to the world. Through affordable expert advice, online resources and a community of thousands, Careershifters helps anyone making a major career change re-imagine their work and make a successful shift. -> www.careershifters.org
2004 - Mar 2007

Ventures Consultant

UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, UK
Strategic and business consulting for social entrepreneurs in the fields of strategy, finance, fundraising, governance, business planning, growth, replication, sustainability, marketing and operations -> www.unltd.org.uk
1999 - 2004

Consultant

IBM (UK) Ltd
E-business consultant working in financial services, retail and government sectors, based in London, Dubai and Amsterdam. -> uk.ibm.com

Education

Education
2006 - 2006

Social Entrepreneurship

INSEAD
1993 - 1996

BSc (Hons)

University of Warwick