Wrap up of the Social Entrepreneurship workshop series: Tacke a societal challenge? Learn to start a social entreprise.

Last night marked the grand finale of the 2024 Social Entrepreneurship Workshop Series, a culmination of three workshop evenings led by the inspiring Albert Kraaij. The event showcased the fruits of hard work and innovation as participants presented their prototypes and pitched their enterprises to the expert jury. 

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The evening was a vibrant display of diversity and innovation, filled with real prototypes and viable ideas. The budding entrepreneurs had put considerable thought into their ventures, presenting robust statistics and financial backing. Their enterprises tackled societal issues both in the Netherlands and globally, with initiatives aimed at countries like Ghana, Indonesia and Pakistan.

One participant developed solutions for the enormous waste surplus in the healthcare sector, while another focused on enhancing job access for disabled individuals in India. A particularly innovative project proposed new coaching methods for individuals experiencing burnout, drawing from personal experiences.

The winning team captivated the jury with their creative solution to repurpose the often-burned surplus of coconut husks in Ghana into a substrate for mushroom cultivation. The runner-up entrepreneur in the making, aimed to provide a brighter future for waste pickers in Indonesia through specialized training programs.

Hats off to these inspiring individuals who are aiming to make a tangible difference in society. Their dedication and ingenuity remind us all of the potential we have to contribute to a better future for everyone.

A heartfelt thank you to Albert Kraaij for his immense contribution and for expertly guiding the students on their journey to becoming the social entrepreneurs of the future.

Members of the jury:

Beatrice Hati – PhD researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Peter Knorringa - Professor of Private Sector & Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Kim Poldner - Professor of Circular Business at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) & Special Chair/ Endowed Professor in Circular Regional and Economic Development. University of Groningen
Gerrit-Jan van ’t Veen - Strategy & Business Development at WorldStartup

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