An initiative by the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship in cooperation with Close the Gap, Euroclear and Belgium Impact.

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Through the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge (SEC), we want to stimulate the creativity of students, entrepreneurs and
employees to develop sustainable solutions for the most challenging problematics of the world, coming up with innovative ideas and solutions to achieve any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Social Entrepreneurs focus on using the available resources to create a better and progressive society by using business strategies to develop solutions. According to the World Economic Forum (2020), “Social entrepreneurs and other front-line actors have a key role to play and need to be given greater prominence and support at this time”.


Submit your idea or project

30 Nov. 2020

Make sure to fill in the survey below, and specify your team composition, discuss the problem you want to fix and describe your idea or project.

Virtual coaching session

Dec. 2020

Teams selected from the submission round are invited for one-on-one coaching meetings and receive initial feedback on their idea or project.

Virtual bootcamp 

Feb. 2021

Those teams that have been selected from the coaching sessions are invited to participate to an online 2-days bootcamp, facilitated by Euroclear.

Finals - vote for your solution!

Mar. 2021

Teams who succesfully followed the bootcamp compete amongst each other with their videos for most innovative idea or solution in support of the SDGs.


Contact person (required)

Please leave your name, e-mail and phone number for future contact purposes.

Other team members (optional)

Please leave the name, e-mail and phone number of your team members.

Social problem (required)

Describe the problem you are targeting to solve in a few sentences.

Link the problem to one of the SDG's.


Project idea (required)

Describe the idea you are proposing to solve the above mentioned social problem.

Make sure to explain how it is going to positively impact lives, society or the world, should you grow it over time.

The information you are providing above will be used for the sole purposes of the SEC event. This means we will be using this information to get in touch with you, share your thoughts with the partners of the event, but also through our (social) networks to inspire as many people as possible with your innovative solutions at the end of the event.

Visit the Chair

@ Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pleinlaan 5,
1050 (Elsene) Brussels



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