• Summit on Transforming Business & Education

    Hi Elanet people! 

    My colleagues of Ashoka U are organising a summit in the US on the topic of transforming business and education. Find more infos below and hit me up if you have any questions!

    We are thrilled to invite you and your communities to join us for a week of events focused on transforming business and education! Join us as we re-imagine how businesses and education systems can create a world where everyone (and everything!) flourishes. 

    Schedule (See full program)

    June 3-7, 2024

    Monday, June 3: ResearchTuesday, June 4: Curriculum Wednesday, June 5: PartnershipsThursday, June 6: Capacity Building Day 1: Individual LeadershipFriday, June 7: Capacity Building Day 2: Transforming Teams

    Audience: Innovators, academics, and leaders in business, higher education, communities, governments, and everyone working to transform systems and build a world of flourishing – where everyone is a changemaker!

    Experience: Global and intentional community-building including support for cross-sectoral partnerships, interdisciplinary research, innovative approaches to learning, and powerful capacity-building.

    Location: Fordham University
    Lincoln Center Campus - Gabelli School of Business, New York City, NY USA

    • United States
  • 6th SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT – SES2024 28-29 August, Sofia, Bulgaria & Online


    The 6th Social Entrepreneurship Summit (SES2024) will take place on August 28th and 29th, 2024, in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as online. Hosted by the University of National and World Economy, the summit aims to bring together individuals from academia, business, government, and social entrepreneurship to address societal challenges collaboratively. With a focus on "Strategies for Stronger Social Impact," the summit seeks to foster collaboration and provide support to social entrepreneurs and ecosystem partners. The event will feature discussions on various levels of strategies to maximize social impact, considering the current global context post-COVID and international conflicts. It will also include the Social Entrepreneurship Fair, providing a platform for local social entrepreneurs to showcase their projects and receive feedback. The summit will be hybrid, offering both onsite and online participation, with languages including English, Bulgarian, and Spanish.

    Submit your proposal here:

    Hope to see you there!

    Prof. Dr. Nikolay A. Dentchev
    Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria) & Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
    +359 895 883 855


    Dr. Abel Diaz Gonzalez
    Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics
    Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
    +32 484 413091

    • Bulgaria
  • Social Entrepreneurship Conference 2024


    In 2024, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference. Over the last 19 years we have welcomed hundreds of scholars as well as practitioners and students interested in social enterprise, innovation, sustainability and impact. While our perspectives and viewpoints are diverse and multi-faceted, we are united in our commitment to building and supporting social entrepreneurs and their organizations.

    As we celebrate two decades of collaboration, we hope you will join us to gain unique and useful insights and enduring inspiration during our time together in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, view the 2022 program of our 19th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference.

    Conference Dates: Friday and Saturday April 19-20, 2024

    More information here: 

    • Switzerland
  • Global Social Innovation Day

    Exciting news! ? Join the global movement on November 8, 2023, for the first-ever Global Social Innovation Day by Catalyst 2030. Let's celebrate social innovators and their impact on systemic change. Share stories of change-makers in your community. Let's shape a more sustainable and equitable world together. #GlobalSocialInnovationDay #GSAID ? Learn more here:
    • United States
  • ELANET has provided us with students volunteers, interns, professors, who have strengthened the training processes of our beneficiaries. ELANET is for us a "Facilitator of the impossible".

    Fundación Soy Oportunidad - Social Entrepreneur
  • After five years, the support from ELANET and other entrepreneurs have helped my vision and strategy. With guidance of people who lived the journey change is possible through our talents.

    Amiguitos del Océano - Social Entrepreneur
  • ELANET is a university network that inspires higher education institutes to support social entrepreneurs. Join us and be a part of our global movement!

    Nikolay Dentchev Professor Social Entrepreneurship - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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