This year's Speakers

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Julian Oehrlein
Founder Oradian

Julian worked with an early stage financial technology start-up for microfinance before leaving to co-found Oradian with the aim to face challenges of the financial inclusion industry. Previously, he gained experience in the world of microfinance at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and in the operations department of Ujjivan Financial Services in Bangalore, India.

Gavin Armstrong
President & CEO Lucky Iron Fish

His passion to fight hunger and malnutrition inspired Gavin to found Lucky Iron Fish, a business that gives away a free Lucky Iron Fish to a family in need with the sale of one such fish. The Lucky Iron Fish provides the daily needed intake of iron when being boiled. Through this role he was awarded the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Social Entrepreneur category in 2016, furthermore he was awarded with the Social Innovator of the Year Award from the Lewis Institute at Babson College.

Torsten Schreiber
Founder Africa GreenTec

With its goal of bringing electricity to regions in Africa, Africa GreenTec has installed several solar panel containers and plants. The produced electricity is not only sustainable and therefore eco-friendly, but enables the profiting communities furthermore to *work* more efficient and influences the local education in a positive way. This social business helps to improve living conditions in their five projects.


At SensAbility more than 200 international students, social entrepreneurs, professionals and investors meet. Take the chance and expand your network!

Career Fair

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.

Networking Lounge

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

Last year's Panel Discussion

Ryan Little
BMW Foundation

Ryan Little leads the social financing practice at the BMW Foundation, where he is responsible for initiating, monitoring and managing the foundation’s investments in both social enterprises and impact funds. He works closely with domestic and international partners to import and adapt their practices, while the foundation is playing a leading role in the social financing ecosystem. Ryan is also an international speaker and renowned author on topics ranging from early-stage investment to green economy policy.

Simon Turschner
Teach First

Simon represents the charity organisation Teach First, whose primary objective is to improve the education opportunities for educationally alienated children worldwide. Currently, 120 Fellows spend a voluntary two-year service in schools in several German federal states to improve student performance. Simon has been a voluntary teacher in Teach First's fellowship programme and will share his experiences and beliefs on the topic how we can positively change our approach on doing business with an educational focus.

Smail Rapic
Uni Wuppertal

Prof. Dr. Rapic is a well-known professor of philosophy. He ows his name to excellent academic work and his critical view on the German free market economy. Prof. Rapic is a present figure in different academic, political and socio-economical discourses. Since 2010, he has been working at the University of Wuppertal, where he co-founded TransZent, an initiative for sustainability and research on climate, energy, and the environment. TransZent mainly focuses on scientific research and the exchange of knowledge between different faculties.

Martin Elwert
Coffee Circle

After working as a consultant for Roland Berger, Martin co-founded Coffee Circle, a social business that sells quality coffee from Ethiopia. With every kilo of coffee sold, a local project is supported by working closely together with the coffee farmers. Coffee Circle already accomplished to help over 15,000 farmers in Ethiopia with projects that range from providing clean water to villages to established education programs. Their aim is to connect modern coffee culture with social responsibility in the regions where coffeebeans are grown.


You are currently studying in a bachelors, masters or PhD program

  • Listen to inspiring speeches
  • Take part in workshops and crash courses
  • Speed dating with social enterprises
  • Accomodation with WHU students included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included


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You are employed at a (social) business or have already founded your own company

  • Listen to inspiring speeches
  • Take part in special corporate workshops
  • Speed dating with social enterprises
  • Accomodation with WHU students included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Exclusive access to the Social Pitch


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Social Pitch

You have an idea for a social business or already started one

  • Pitch your business plan in front of investors
  • Get funding of up to 50,000 €
  • Get in contact with other social startups
  • Accomodation with WHU students included
  • Professional business coaching for the winner
  • Meet several social VCs and business angels

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