Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

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Online course

June - September 2023

Language: English

Are you looking to turn your entrepreneurial idea into a successful venture? Our online course on social entrepreneurship is designed to equip you with the necessary tools, methods, mindset, and competencies to do just that. Whether you're interested in starting a social enterprise or a traditional business, this course is tailored to your needs.

Led by facilitator Matthias Treutwein, who has extensive experience in founding and scaling social ventures, the course draws on lessons learned from enpact, an NGO that supports entrepreneurs. In addition to theoretical frameworks, you will learn about practical applications that enable you to develop a concrete roadmap for your idea.

Description of the workshops

Using the flipped classroom principle for each workshop, you'll receive a preparatory package with short book summaries, articles, and videos related to the topic. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the content and investing an estimated four working hours prior to the workshop. While this isn't a prerequisite, it creates added value for you and your social business idea.

Workshop: (Social) Entrepreneurship & Ideation
Workshop: Business Model Canvas (BMC)
Workshop: Pitch Perfect
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The online course is developed in cooperation with enpact

The non-profit organization enpact was founded in 2013 to empower entrepreneurship in emerging economies. enpact's approach facilitates quick and efficient access to the crucial resources for sustainable growth: financial support, training, mentoring, and network development. Enpact works with entrepreneurs and supports organizations across all development stages:  

  • Early-Stage Development: Enpact empowers new and existing businesses and organizations through mentoring, financial support, and capacity building over a period of nine to twelve months. 
  • Crisis relief and Resilience: In a crisis, enpact provides quick direct financial support, resilience training, and mentoring over a three to six months period for MSMEs to sustain their operations. 
  • Growth & Internationalization: enpact facilitates market access opportunities, strategic partnerships, and growth-oriented mentoring and training for businesses to expand their impact internationally.  

Since enpact was founded in 2013, the organization has grown to over 40 employees across ten countries. The organisation operates in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. All their projects are founded on peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, connecting resources across ecosystems, and building global communities that support entrepreneurial activity.  

At present, enpact’s network consists of more than 3,200 businesses, 1,100 mentors and experts, and 200 support organizations in over 30 countries. Over 15,000 jobs have been created or preserved as a direct result of over 40 projects implemented by enpact

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  • Alumniportal Deutschland-Team


    Hello Walber,
    Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, as we indicated above, the course is already fully booked.
    Best regards

  • Walber Pereira


    It will be for me a great pleasure to attend this course.I have experience with Envoronmental topics here in Brazil.Member of the Green Party here in north and former Stipendiater in Germany.The society needs new projects for helping people that need them.( Walber Pereira/Castanhal city/ Brazil north)

  • Alumniportal Deutschland-Team


    Hello Zarrina,
    Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, as we indicated above, the course is already fully booked.
    Best regards

  • Zarrina


    Hello, I would like to join this course

  • aye


    I am interested to join this workshop.

  • Richard Delali Zowonu


    Look forward to learning new skills in entrepreneurship with social diamention.

  • Admir, Alumniportal Deutschland Team


    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for showing interest! Just a heads up, you might want to register quickly as our spots are filling up fast.

    Best, Admir

  • Leah Gatchalian


    Keen to learn entrepreneurship with social impact

  • Michael Onesimo


    This is one of the course with an outstanding impact on participants, organisations and country they represent. Participation in the program will expanding academic footprint and road map to creating and delivering real impact.

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Matthias Treutwein


    I am looking forward to working with everyone who signs up!

  • Steve Kanyika


    I feel this is a great opportunity to learn enterprenuership with social impact, I am going to register

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