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Impact! - the social entrepreneurship pathway

A step-by-step guide to creating your own social enterprise using lean start-up technology

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This course is designed for people with a social vision and a strong personal drive. Unconventional teaching methods will bring out potentially hidden talents not normally addressed in study halls. It will enhance your practical organizational skills, test your leadership ability, broaden your horizon, teach you to be more at ease with success and failure and expand your social and professional network.

By learning to apply business model generation, new media marketing, network activation, presentation techniques and team management strategies, you will launch your startup project, strengthen your resume and boost your career opportunities.

Become involved in social innovation and develop your entrepreneurial talent by contributing to the creation of a viable, sustainable and profitable social project or business. While gaining career-essential skills you will also be creating learning opportunities for others.

Instead of just being a passive consumer of knowledge in class, this course allows you to be actively involved in solving problems in society, in business, networking and engaging with inspiring people in their respective fields and designing and implementing a business plan that makes a real difference!

In the program, you work in small teams to complete your social innovation project, which consists of designing and implementing a change project or social enterprise.

By the end of the program you should be able to:

  • Explain the process of developing a social innovation project
  • Develop a minimum viable product concept with a team
  • Iterate the early development of a product or service with stakeholders
  • Pitch a project to potential investors / sponsors / partners
  • Express the core needs of a project for finance and marketing

Your Instructor


SOCIONEXT offers world class hands-on training in social innovation, entrepreneurship skills development and rapid prototyping based on the Lean Start-up methodology. Our program has been developed over four years at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and at the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark).

Our 5 day social innovation and entrepreneurship acceleration workshop, takes participants through a step-by-step process from idea-generation through prototype design, the development of a minimum viable product (MVP) through testing the critical assumptions with real customers, resulting in the actual validation of their business case.

The advantage of this rapid prototyping and testing approach is that it significantly shortens the product development cycle, saving time, money and other resources.

It provides the basis for ongoing product development and innovation through continuing to apply this form of co-creation with customers. In addition, SOCIONEXT helps participants to do project planning based on the principles of game plans and dynamic steering for team management.

In our programme, student teams create a product or a service that lies within the ambit of our focus on social innovation, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship or sustainability.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and ends once you have successfully taken your project into the world!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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