Lecture on the development and categorization of social enterprises
Discussion/simulation with 3 founders of social enterprises: Three very different case studies of social enterprises will be presented by the founders. The students will hear about the models first hand and engage in a problem-solving workshop with each of the social entrepreneurs in which a challenge will be presented from the real life experience of the entrepreneur running the enterprise. Each group of students will be given the task of deciding on the most appropriate solution that keeps the balance between social mission and profit making.
Creating a mock social enterprise – workshop: In the final part of the course, students will get into groups and create their own mock social enterprise aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, culminating in a pitch about what their social enterprise does and how.
Session 1: What are Social Enterprises?
Session 2-4: Case studies & problem solving with social entrepreneur
Session 5: Creating a social enterprise – Workshop Part I
Session 6: Creating a social enterprise – Workshop Part II & Pitch of mock social enterprises
This course is taught as part of the ACTO Center for Impact Investing and Entrepreneurship. Teaching faculty are from the ACTO research center and selected social entrepreneurs.