Looking for a job in a social enterprise? Interested in establishing business contacts for your own startup? Our career fair is your opportunity to socialize with over 200 socialpreneurs!
After food for your senses during the day, our catering team will prepare a dinner in a great atmosphere in the evening. But do not worry: We will provide you with substantial breakfast and lunch as well.
Connect with your peers in a relaxed environment, exchange bold ideas, get inspiration, and socialize.
Speeddating at SensAbility helps you to experience an active exchange in a cozy atmosphere and to find the right partner for your project
The workshop illustrates how a financing round is closed. It will teach the necessities to pitch to investors as well as provide useful templates. If you are pondering whether you need financing to realise your own idea or are just interested in how a start-up is actually financed and what goes on behind the scenes, this is the right workshop for you.
Mutoba Ngoma is the founder of Tapera Industries, a social business from Zambia producing biofuels and soaps from used oils. Together with him, you will work on the topic of joint value creation with farmers and small enterprises. The workshop will furthermore address the question of how to overcome the challenges of operating a business in difficult cultural backgrounds.
The FutureLife Foundation has distributed almost 8 million meals to children in non-fee paying schools in Africa and works closely together with local NGOs to improve the continuous food supply in underpriviledged areas. The workshop aims at developing solutions for improving the nutritional value of commonly used food aid commodities as well as distribution and supply chain management for disaster relief. Furthermore you will learn how to adequately engage with the private sector in humanitarian response.
If you ever thought about addressing a social problem with a mobile app or if you always wanted to connect more deeply with your supporters, Goodnity's workshop is perfect for you. Goodnity´s founders will guide you through the most important steps of developing and designing a first app concept, tell you what differentiates a successful from an unsuccessful app and give you crucial tips on how to scale your app-user-base to increase your impact.
„Grünhof“ is an incubator and collaboration plattform for the startup- and sustainability scene in the region of Freiburg. Their incubation program „Econauten“ supports startups to solve current sustainability challenges by creating innovative products and services. In the workshop you will look at challenges & strategies to decouple economic success from ecologic resource use and the creation of real sustainability innovations instead of putting just another „green“ product out there which does not meet customer needs.
Gawad Kalinga strives to end poverty by 2024 by integrating the restoration of human dignity and social entrepreneurship. Founded by Tony Meloto, speaker at SensAbility 2015, the organization believes that social entrepreneurship is the key to overcome poverty and social conflicts. Join the workshop to help design social impact programmes that will allow participants to shape societies at home and abroad and gain insights into the value-driven approach of GK.
Dhruv Lakra established Mirakle Couriers as a local delivery company offering customizable courier solutions for clients in Mumbai, India which is shipping to local, domestic and international destinations. His case challenge will be to develop a clear branding strategy for Mirakle Couriers which communicates the social mission of hiring deaf adults in a manner that supports the brand.
The workshop provides a practical guide to the fundamentals of scaling a social enterprise. It introduces participants to various strategies for scaling as well as their specific constraints and requirements. We will introduce you to practical tools how to develop and implement a proactive growth plan and share with you personal insights and experiences. Together, we will interactively experience that scaling is hard work, but necessary to make social innovation matter.
To begin, Naomi Ryland will present The Changer's latest research findings on trends in the work environment. In groups and individually, participants will then work on answering the question which characteristics of a job are essentially important for oneself and how to create the perfect organization as a manager or entrepreneur.
NearBees brings local beekeeper and honey buyer together comfortably and easily. The customer can search the online platform precisely by bees in his or her neighbourhood and order honey simple direct from the local beekeeper. Thanks to
an innovative packaging concept the „Honey Next Door " will be delivered directly into the customer’s mailbox. Within the workshop Viktoria Schmidt will introduce you to the next steps of building up a successful social start-up after the funding is secured.
AfB is one of the largest and fastest growing social businesses in Europe and always seeks for new ways to create real impact and good business. Their current main business brings value to society by reducing waste and smart recycling of IT-products. In the innovation workshop you will be introduced to one of the challenges AfB are currently facing and try to find new, innovative solutions in a joint process.
During the workshop you will explore how social entrepreneurs create impact and gain an overview of selected business models for sustainable development. Each model will be explained with the help of an example and we will discuss the challenges for each of them. As a result, you will be aware of the Do’s and Don’ts in designing a social business model.
Despite evident qualities of a project, some are nevertheless struggling in their early phases. Very often, certain elements of the business model don’t fit. This workshop will help you to thoroughly reassess those elements of your business model and provide you with tools and strategies to turn struggles into success.
When teaching children in a German lower secondary school during his Teach First Fellowship, Simon became aware of the underlying problems of stigmatization and low self-esteem. With his social startup Vensenya he aims to improve to empower the young. In the workshop you will co-create Vensenya's business model together with the founder and experience innovation in realtime.
Still more than 150 million people worldwide suffer from visual impairment. How does OneDollarGlasses set transformational change to help? What are the major challenges? Join. Listen. And Ask.
Philipp Kauffmann established his award-winning chocolate and conservation company Original Beans in 2008. Owing to his broad experience in the field of social entrepreneurship, he experienced the necessity of foresightful and optimized funding Philipp will provide you with practical insights about how to best fund your social business for start-up, growth and impact.
Lean startup methods for corporates & social entrepreneurs? In this corporate workshop, Professor Christoph Hienerth will introduce, discuss and work with novel and lean startup methods which support the development of new business opportunities. A special focus will be put on how the lean startup methodology can be most effectively applied to both the corporate as well as the social entrepreneurship context.
How do I pitch in front of venture capitalists and impact investors? Franziska Schaefermeyer from Tengelmann Social Ventures will give a short introduction and overview of German social VCs and impact investors. She will then help the participants to develop a better understanding of what is most important when pitching ideas and projects and what to pay attention to in particular. All Do's and Don’ts will be discussed in detail.
With more than 80 workshops with 1500 participants, "Cool Ideas Society" is one of the leading organisations in crowd innovation and co-creativity in Germany. In this crash course, you will create your own entrepreneurial ideas for a sustainable future. Develop the first steps towards exciting new ventures through a joint creativity process. At the end of the workshop you will have developed one or more rough sustainable business ideas and be trained to quickly generate new ideas in future.
Premium Cola is a decentralized enterprise that organizes and manages the production and delivery of their premium Cola, while always maintaining standards of fairness, trust and quality. They do not intend to make any profits but rather work at marginal costs to support their suppliers and customers efficiently. To further spread a fair, ecologically and socially sustainable economic model with high quality, they want to become an example for other companies and future entrepreneurs.
Frischepost delivers local food directly from the producer to the urban end-consumer. The company creates extensive product transparency and achieves revolutionary freshness by eliminating intermediaries such as supermarkets and wholesalers. At SensAbility you will have the opportunity to meet the one of the young founders and discuss the various challenges ahead.
Healthy can be so delicious. Not only their flavors like “Pineapple parsley” or “Coco sesame hemp” are extraordinary but also their product range of organic, lactose and gluten-free, vegan and fair trade ice cream. The goal of the DasEis is to provideice cream that was produced under ecofriendly conditions – for everybody. Their concept was awarded several times with gourmet associations applauding their approach.
Purefood produces the 100% natural frozen yoghurt and distributes it through its brands Lycka and mein Fro’Natur. With every sold cup purefood donates a part of the selling price to poor people. Together with the organization “Deutsche Welt Hunger Hilfe” they fight famine and help the 800 million people in need around the world. Purefood boasts a strong philosophy concerning its products: Purefood products have to combine original and traditional nutrition knowledge with modern and scientific information.
Gawad Kalinga broadcasts a strong message: “We will end poverty!” The company supports people and communities in developing countries. Gawad Kalinga believes that entrepreneurship is the key to overcoming poverty and social conflicts. The Fillipino movement has spread to several countries and its eager goal is to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024. They try to provide a nurturing environment in order to raise leaders and empower communities to connect to mainstream services and opportunities.
“It is our goal to provide the participants with competencies regarding the execution of social entrepreneurship projects.” The “Design-Thinking-Process” is focused on the development of social innovations and is especially suited for finding new ideas on how to approach existing challenges of society. In her workshop, Meret Nehe gives an overview on how to use this method to found a social business by using practical examples. She organizes and coordinates workshop programs of seif GmbH and is also in charge of shareholder networks.
Matthias Middendorf, an alumnus from the Social Entrepreneurship Academy will answer all questions regarding what is the right project management in the start-up phase. The workshop also focuses on implementation and communication strategies of project ideas and addresses other questions: How does one transform an idea to a successful project? What are the most common mistakes in the start-up phase?
David Hoffmann, who works as a Project Manager at Siemens Stiftung, will give the participants a closer understanding of how a project can be developed and what issues can occur development processes. This crash course is all about brainstorming, discussing and discovering new approaches of how to organize New Product Development and idea implementation.
Franziska Schaefermeyer from Tengelmann Social Ventures GmbH will give a short introduction and overview of German social VCs and impact investors. She will then help the participants get a better understanding of what is important when pitching ideas and projects and what to be especially aware of! All dos and don’ts will be discussed in detail.