A full programme will be provided once available.
Social business models
Speakers: Dr Neil Stott and Professor Paul Tracey
Social entrepreneurs may use different business models than mainstream ventures, with different considerations. This session will outline some of the most common models in the sector based on the typology laid out by Kim Alter (2007). It will build on this with the framework described in Cambridge research (Stott and Tracey, 2016) of intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, and extrapreneurship in fostering an environment where social innovators flourish.
Speaker: Belinda Bell
There is a considerable amount of socially-motivated capital available for investable social ventures. This session will outline the emerging field of social finance, pointing out potential sources and suitability for different enterprises. This session will build on teaching developed for the Master of Studies in Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School and ongoing research.
Governance and power
Speaker: Karen Anderson
Social ventures use the full range of available legal structures to run their businesses, from companies to registered societies, co-operatives to charities. Matters of governance, power and control are particularly important as we grow ventures that create legacy. This session will focus on helping participants understand the decisions that social entrepreneurs need to take.
Social impact assessment and Theory of Change
Speaker: to be confirmed
To be credible as a social venture it’s important to measure and track your impact. However, this often proves to be harder than anticipated.
What do we know about social entrepreneurs & how to support them?
Speakers: Dr Neil Stott and Belinda Bell
In many ways, social entrepreneurs are just the same as regular entrepreneurs, and in many ways they are very different. Based on our own data and evidence of success we will outline some of the characteristics of social entrepreneurs and of well-designed support.