Increasingly we are challenged to find novel and even radical solutions to societal and environmental problems. An entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, when applied to these types of problems, can help to uncover opportunities and deliver sustainable solutions. That is why we offer this fast, intensive summer school program.
is structured to provide you with key insights and hands-on experience in identifying, designing and launching a social business or enterprise;
comprises a combination of academic- and practitioner- guided workshops, real world assignments and team work;
wraps up with a pitch in front of a panel of experts in the field of social enterprise.
Approach and learning goals
During this summer school:
You will create and evaluate ideas for new social business and enterprises, see if they meet a need, understand if there is a market and if so, who the customers are;
You will work on defining and refining your social business model, on what your enterprise needs, how to design the organization and how to obtain finance - from first idea to launching the venture, in short;
One crucial aspect of SSE-TBM is to help you to understand challenges in balancing the drive to meet the purpose of your impact enterprise with the need to develop a sustainable business model that is also financially viable. This requires leadership and decision-making models that differ in specific ways to those of traditional enterprises.