School of Business and Economics

Events

19 September 2019

2nd Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop

Presented By International Business, Strategy and Innovation (IBSI) group

About this event

Building on last years’ success, the International Business, Strategy and Innovation (IBSI) group, are delighted to host the 2nd Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) Workshop. Our aim is to bring together practitioners and academics interested in advancing impactful collaboration. The workshop will facilitate an open discussion on improving scholarship-practice alignment and highlight exciting new opportunities for conducting impactful SIE research. 

The workshop will feature presentations from social entrepreneurs, investors, and international researchers working on a range of complex ‘grand challenges’, including access to finance, education, migration, and employment. Attendees will also participate in a focused track discussing best practice and opportunities for collaboration in one of the following areas:

  1. Refugee Entrepreneurship
  2. Scaling Social Innovation for Impact
  3. FinTech and Inclusion

Agenda

9.00-9.30

Arrival Drinks

9.30-10.00

Making a better world with Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship research

Prof M.N. Ravishankar Loughborough University

10.00-10.40

Scaling a social enterprise in Nepal and Kenya: The CloudFactory story

Mark Sears, CEO CloudFactory

10.40-11.20

A Vehicle for Engaged Scholarship

Prof Monder Ram OBE, CREME Aston University

11.20-11.40

Coffee Break

11.40-12.20

Job creation through youth entrepreneurship

Julienne Oyler, Executive Director, African Entrepreneur Collective

12.20-13.00

Partnering for social impact

Cat Baron, Social Mission Programme Officer, Ben and Jerry’s

13.00-13.50

LUNCH

Catering by Damascus Chef

https://www.damascuschef.com/

13.50-14.30

Fintech and financial inclusion: opportunities for scholar-practitioner engagement

Dr Andrea Lagna, Loughborough University

14.30-15.10

Refugee entrepreneurship and impactful research

Dr Michelle Richey and Dr Jade Brooks, Loughborough University

15.10-15.30

Coffee Break

15.30-16.45

Breakout Session

 

  1. Refugee Eship
  2. FinTech for Inclusion
  3. Scaling for Social Impact

16.45-17.00

Wrap Up

To listen remotely to the presentations use the following links:

9.15- 13.15:  https://lboro.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=52f8dd8c-9197-4fee-aa96-aacb0080d75d/

13.30-15.30: https://lboro.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a9325729-e4f6-4ba8-b95e-aacb008123ec/

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