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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CHALLENGE 2021

IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLD

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

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OBJECTIVE

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”.

TIMELINE

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

Feb. 2021

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 

Mar. 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!

Apr. 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.