Behold SA and the Hub Johannesburg are hosting an event titled: Making Social Entrepreneurship Practical, taking place on Wednesday, July 26. The event’s focus will be on running a profitable business whilst maintaining a positive social impact on your community and broader society.
Social entrepreneurship in Africa is gaining momentum, but while spreading rapidly, it is often confused with charity or corporate social responsibility. Companies that create social, environmental and financial sustainability as their way of doing business, do not only build good brands, but gain a competitive advantage beyond mere compliance. Social entrepreneurship as a practice supports business in realising its vision and provides tools in understanding emerging markets and the value at the base of the pyramid.
The event will provide participants with a hands-on challenge in developing a social entrepreneurial opportunity. Attendees will be put into teams to compete to solve a case study to create impact in various communities, and ensuring all stakeholders benefit.
The event will broaden your understanding of social entrepreneurship, as well as the indicators that make an effective social enterprise. It will facilitate the use of creativity, knowledge and experience to formulate innovative and implementable solutions. It will furthermore help develop skills and competencies of intrapreneurship within organisations.
Thierry Boulanger, Samsung’s Director of IT Solutions Africa, will be sharing how his organisation has successfully incorporated social entrepreneurship into their solar-powered internet school programme.
The winning team will attend a lunch with David Lewis, former head of the Competition Tribunal and author of Thieves at the Dinner Table.
Who should attend
Strategists, innovators, management consultants, investors, enterprise development practitioners, NGO leaders, social entrepreneurs, and any other interested parties.
Date: Wednesday, July 26 from 12h30-18:00pm (including cocktails)
Cost: Corporate participants – R2000; social entrepreneurs and NGOs – R1000