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30min: Building a sustainable, impactful and open social business

Building a sustainable, impactful and open social business


The open tech movement is a social movement by default, as it aims to democratize tech, make resources available for everybody and allow even non-technical individuals to take things into their own hands. It can also be used to create private and public sector transparency, a more equal society globally and all in all, a brighter future. Social movements are however not best known for their business potential, and this needs to change. I will present some of the best practices and cases anybody can adapt into their initiatives - or get inspired by to take a look at a social business model that allows for more impact, systemic change, a smart network and broader outreach.

A social entrepreneur? What the hell is that? Both Open Knowledge Foundation´s Rufus Pollock and Wikipedia´s Jimmy Wales are notable examples of social entrepreneurship, i.e. building sustainable initiatives using business techniques in often very innovative ways to solve one or more social problems and achieving systemic change. This presentation will give you insight into the whys and the hows, and allow you to learn how to be more impactful, whatever your quest through some lively examples.


Day: 2016-09-02
Start time: 13:30
Duration: 00:30
Track: Let‘s talk business


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