Solvay Business School (VUB), in cooperation with three funding partners, Close The Gap, Wolters Kluwer and Euroclear - created the Chair for Social Entrepreneurship in October, 2015. Our Chair brings together both academia and business in search for sustainable business models of social entrepreneurship. Other organizations such as BNP Paribas Fortis and the National Bank of Belgium has joined as Founding Partners of the Chair.
Our mission is to become a center of excellence for social entrepreneurship. We want to support social entrepreneurs in their ambition to develop entrepreneurial and innovative approaches for resolving the sustainability issues of our society. We would like to realize this by developing an interdisciplinary network.
About the chair
Our core team aims to generate internationally recognized scientific research with regards to business models, ecosystems and internationalization on SE.
We are involved in several international capacity building projects aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs and the wider ecosystem. We believe that developing capacities at local partners (universities) is a fruitful way to expand our support to SEs
The Chair provides a crowdsourcing and -funding platform to provide a necessary tool for social entrepreneurs to develop themselves.