On the 17th of January there was organised a Multiplier Event called ‘Be Wise, Explore Social Enterprise’ in Leeuwarden. The aim of this event was to share knowledge and experiences on social entrepreneurship. In total approximately 100 people attended the event. These were mainly students, but also teachers and entrepreneurs.
The event was organised in the Kanselarij in Leeuwarden. The event was based upon several ‘social entrepreneurial cases’. After a welcoming word, the audience was divided into mixed groups of approximately 15 people, consisting of students, teachers and entrepreneurs. Together with a social entrepreneur they had to solve a case in the field of social entrepreneurship. One of the cases was organised by Inqubator Leeuwarden (Marie-jetske Lettinga). The case started with a presentation about Granny’s Finest, one of the best Dutch examples of a social enterprise. The group was asked to provide opportunities and solutions for the following problem statement: “How can Granny’s Finest grow / expand?” After having dealt with this, Marie-jetske presented and explained the group the online tools on the SESAME website. Then the participants were given some time to explore the online tools themselves. The session was closed with a short evaluation.
After the treatment of the several cases, all participants came together in the conference hall where all groups shared their results. The event concluded with a networking drink.
It was a very successful event where people really got excited about social entrepreneurship. Watch the aftermovie!
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