Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship in Hungary

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Where:CEU Business School, Room 101, Frankel Leó út 30-34., Budapest 1023 , Hungary

When:8th March 2013 — from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM

About This Special Workshop

While gaining increasing momentum across the globe, social entrepreneurship is still a largely misunderstood concept and movement. Fundamentally, it aims to apply market-based mechanisms and innovative business models to address some of the deepest social problems that society faces. Yet the design and implementation of social entrepreneurship approaches are highly diverse and its success varies.

This special workshop is jointly sponsored by the CEU InnovationsLabAshoka Hungary, the Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights (DemNet) and NESsT. By assembling experts and admired social entrepreneurs from Hungary and beyond, we aim to bring greater clarity to the definition of social entrepreneurship and, more importantly, to identify the most effective ways to be successful in this arena.


§  To provide a wide-ranging and informed discussion of social entrepreneurship focusing especially on the most effective strategies required for creating new social ventures and for using social impact measuring to make social ventures more successful.

§  To leverage the knowledge and experience of our existing community of impressive social entrepreneurs and to share their insights for building an even stronger social entrepreneurship ecosystem.


1:30 – 2:00: Registration

2:00 – 2:10: Welcome and Opening Remarks by Professor Mel Horwitch, Dean, CEU Business School

2:10 – 3:15: Panel 1: Introduction to the State-of-the-Art Idea and Practice of Social Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Bala MullothAssistant Professor and Faculty Director of InnovationsLab, CEU Business School


§  Zsazsa Demeter, Country Representative, Ashoka Hungary

§  Áron Jakab, Founder and CEO, Fruit of Care; NESsT Enterprise and Ashoka Fellow

§  Ildikó Szigeti, Writer, Trainer for X-change and Botsport, Ashoka Fellow

§  Juli Pécsi, Community Relations, Prezi

3:15 – 3:45: Question & Answer Session

3:45 – 4:00: Break

4:00 – 5:15: Panel 2: Measuring Social Impact in Social Enterprises and Service Provider NGOs

Moderator: Barbara Erős, Strategic Program Officer, DemNet Hungary


§  Éva Varga, Director of Portfolio Performance, NESsT

§  Hunor Király, Fundraising Program Director, Demnet Hungary

§  Edit Győrik, President, Down Town School Foundation - Belvárosi Tanoda Alapítvány and Ashoka Fellow

§  Katalin Végh, Executive Director, Salva Vita Foundation

§  Áron Jakab, Founder and CEO, Fruit of Care; NESsT Enterprise and Ashoka Fellow

5:15 – 5:45: Question & Answer Session & Wrap-Up

5:45 – 7:00: Wine and Cheese Reception


Registration: This event is free, but please register online by March 6.

Workshop Contact: Mai Nomura
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