Get the skills you need in order to achieve real social impact.
In today’s society, many of the traditional ways of meeting social needs are replaced by entrepreneurial initiatives. At the same time, we are witnessing a new generation that is as concerned with making a positive impact on the world, as they are with making money. Against this backdrop, social entrepreneurship has taken off as a new formula for success, combining capitalism with a “do-gooder” mentality. The focus of this workshop is how to create social ventures. Students will get an introduction to the topic of social entrepreneurship and learn a variety of methods and models used to achieve a social impact.
The workshop provides an overview of the process involved in transforming ideas to social ventures. It will give you an introduction to the context of social innovation and social entrepreneurship and increases your understanding of various theories and practices from the field. You will be exposed to examples of social entrepreneurship and the action-oriented skills required for developing and implementing a social venture.
Skills Learned in this workshop
An overview of the process involved in transforming ideas to social ventures
Hands-on skills required for developing and implementing a social venture
An introduction to the context of social innovation and social entrepreneurship
An increased understanding of the various theories and practices shaping the field
The contingent effects on society by business and vice versa
Various strategies for developing a social value proposition
Who should attend?
The students are expected to engage in the workshop by reflecting upon the role, opportunities and challenges associated with social entrepreneurship. The students are also encouraged to bring ideas or ongoing projects to the workshop for discussion or development.
ELIGIBILITY & SELECTION
All students and alumni of SSES member universities are eligible to apply to this weekend workshop. We get many applications and unfortunately cannot accept everyone. The selection process is outlined below:
- Application is reviewed
- Selection is made and confirmation email is sent out
- Participant must confirm his or her seat in order to secure the spot
- If spots are not confirmed in time, the waitlist will be reviewed and new participants selected
About the teacher
Hanna von Schantz is an entrepreneur and holds a PhD in entrepreneurship with the focus on entrepreneurial processes. Her research involves around digital technologies and their impact on the creation of new ventures and new markets. Of particular interest for Hanna is how entrepreneurial opportunities emerge and evolve over time and the role of business models in that process. Hanna has a professional background as founder and CEO of an e-commerce company, she has also worked as communications manager for a business development firm. She is frequently engaged as speaker on topics related to technological change, innovation, entrepreneurship and trends in digital entertainment industry.