Our goal is to show participants that it is easy to create business models with a “social” perspective. Sometimes this is even as easy and promising as creating a classic “for profit business”. This focus camp forms a cross-section of all relevant social business issues with particular attention to the topic of financing (including crowdfunding, hybrid models, and impact investing). (Current status under http://www.hilfswerft.de/veranstaltungen/social-entrepreneurship-camp /)
The Social Entrepreneurship camp is aimed at all students and founders who have an interest in founding/joining a social business. We also encourage journalists and entrepreneurs interested in sustainability to attend as well as experienced entrepreneurs and investors who want to do make something with an impact in the near future.
Socially-oriented companies have numerous advantages over “traditional enterprises”: tax benefits (more liquidity for growth), motivation of employees (not primarily driven monetarily), culture and identity (less competition thinking, more cooperation), more meaning and fulfillment (working for a good cause). Nils Dreyer speaks from personal experience: “I worked successfully for many years with a career in online marketing context – I loved my job, but I was missing something. Now in a social business environment, I have the same amount of fun, and I know at the end of the day that I have helped to make the world a little better. “
Anyone who wants to achieve this feeling can take the first step by participating in the Social-Entrepreneurship Camp!
Denis Bartelt: crowdfunding expert and founder of startnext
Benjamin Vahle: Online professional and founder of boost
Waldemar Zeiler & Philip Siefer: Entrepreneurs & Pledge, Einhorn
Ryan Little: Entreprneur and Foundation expert
Mark Freiburg: Financing Consultant for Social Entrepreneurship
Robert Rudnick: Founder coffeecircle.com
Naomi Ryland: thechanger.org
Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg: Ashoka
Sönke Burkert: Carsten Lessmann: Hilfswerft.de
Victoria Peter: Make Sense Berlin
Nils Dreyer, hilsfwerft