8 Oct 2012
Twitter Q&A with Ben Ramsden: 1pm – 2pm, Thursday 11th September
Founder and CEO of the UK’s leading sustainable underwear brand, ‘Pants to Poverty’, Ben Ramsden will be joining us live from New York for his Twitter Q&A. You can start Tweeting your questions now using #AskBen.
Our Twitter Q&A sessions give Pioneers the chance to pick the brains of a variety of entrepreneurial spirits. We encourage Pioneers to ask entrepreneurs all types of questions. Whether you need personal advice or you’re simply interested in finding out a bit more about our expert’s experiences, all you need to do is Tweet your questions.
A bit about Ben
Ben Ramsden is the founder and CEO of ‘www.pantstopoverty.com’, the UK’s leading sustainable underwear brand. Ben set out to prove that beautiful underwear ‘can change the world from cotton to bottom’.
Ben always wanted to be an entrepreneur (he set up his first organisation when he was just 8 years old) but went on to start a career in telecoms and headhunting. It was his quest for a more meaningful calling that set Ben on the path towards ‘Pants to Poverty’. From working with tribes in the jungles of Guyana, to grassroots communities across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, Ben’s background includes roles within Amnesty International, Jesuit Missions and Make Poverty History – from which the idea for Pants to Poverty was born. He launched the company after spotting the central roles that cotton and fashion play in linking the richest in the world directly to the poorest.
Ben’s next objective is to prove how social business isn’t just better business but new business. Ben believes that his vision for ‘new business’ will do to single dimensional business what new media has done to the media environment, revolutionising the way that we think about profit.
Raise your awareness at PantsToPoverty.com and put this Twitter Q&A in your diary – especially if what you do has a social mission or purpose!
How to get involved in our Twitter Q&A
• Use the #AskBen hashtag to submit a question. We’ll keep it safe for you until the Q&A.
• Follow the hashtag #AskBen from 1pm-2pm (GMT), Thursday 11th October to follow the conversation live and see the other questions asked – they may be helpful for you too.
• Even if you can’t tune in, we’ll include your Twitter handle when your question is asked and in the answer too (if we’ve got enough characters).
• Follow Ben on Twitter @pantstopoverty
It’s best to get your questions in as early as possible to make sure Ben will be able to answer them – we often have a flurry of questions at the last minute on our Twitter Q&As and sadly we can’t always get through them all but we promise to try our best.
You never know what your question might lead to – collaborative opportunities are always around the corner when it comes to Virgin Media Pioneers so do get involved.