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Social Siesta Webinar Series

The Social Siesta Webinar Series features three challenges which most social entrepreneurs: How do I explain the value of my social business to partners? How do  reach out to my customers? What can Europe do for me? For these three questions, we are organizing three webinars. The webinars feature speakers from Central European countries and consists of an informal discussions on the above questions, with short inputs from the speakers. You can register for the Read more…

Wettbewerb: Social Entrepreneurs gesucht: Wer will mit Corporates zusammenarbeiten?

Im Rahmen des Projektes “CE-RESPONSIBLE” suchen wir 10 Social Entrepreneurs, die eine innovative Idee haben, wie sie mit etablierten Unternehmen (Corporates) zusammen arbeiten wollen. Wir werden die 10 Gewinner*innen mit einem Video-, Social-Media und PR-Paket im Wert von 1.000 Euro pro Person unterstützen. Voraussetzungen und Bedingungen des Wettbewerbs: Wir unterstützen Social Entrepreneurs, die den Kontakt zu großen Unternehmen suchen und ihnen ein innovatives Produkt oder Dienstleistung anbieten wollen. Das Unternehmen des Social Entrepreneurs muss den Read more…

Runder Tisch Social Entrepreneurship am 3. Februar 2022

“Die gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen von Finanzierung von Social Entrepreneurs“ 3. Februar 2021, 13.30 Uhr, via Zoom Registrierung: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsfuChqTsvGtEFjqyxMR8Zk_kJoVl-JEhO Themen: Crowdfunding und Crowdinvesting für Social Entrepreneurs Förderinstrumente für Social Entrepreneurs Digitale Gründungen von Sozialunternehmen, zum Beispiel über Genossenschaften Teilnehmer:innen: Es sind herzlich Vertreter:innen von Politik, Verbänden und Förderinstitutionen eingeladen. Ebenfalls werden wir Social Entrepreneurs einladen.

Impact (Co-) Funding – How To Finance Your Social Business?

On the 27th and 28th of April 2021, the Online Impact Conference 2021 will connect social entrepreneurs, corporate social innovators and support organisations with each other. One of the highlights is the panel on impact funding (12:30-13:10), which we as ikosom are co-hosting with the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information. I am very much looking forward to moderating this talk with Marilyn Heib froml bettervest GmbH, Fruzsina Nagy from Deloitte and Mikulas Kresanek, a social innovator from Slovakia. MARILYN HEIB Read more…

Join us for our Impact Conference 2021!

On the 27th and 28th of April 2021 the Impact Conference connect social entrepreneurs, corporate social innovators and support organisations with each other – join us in this free two-day international conference! REGISTER NOW: https://www.impactconference.net/register Two Interreg Central Europe projects are collaborating for this confence: DelFin and and CE Responsible -Empowering Social Business in Central Europe. The DelFin project is promoting social entrepreneurship in rural regions across Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Italy. CE RESPONSIBLE‘s mission is to connect entrepreneurs with Read more…

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Best Practice from Germany: Kiron Open Higher Education

Since 2015 Kiron University offers free online learning opportunities to refugees and underserved communities. It all started with a Crowdfunding campaign on German platform startnext and within a few weeks, the team raised more than 500 000 Euros. Now Kiron has offices in Germany, Lebanon and Jordan and runs custom-made online study programs using massive open online courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER’s) for more than 11000 students. Additionally, they provide short programs to prepare Read more…