Social Enterprise for a Day


Thursday, January 30th, 2014

2:30 – 3:30 Facilitators' Meeting with Sabrina Poirier

2:30 – 3:30 Student Registration

3:30 – 3:45 Introduction – What is Social Enterprise?

3:45 – 4:45 Social Enterprise Panel with Maria Wamboldt

4:45 – 6:00 Dinner and keynote from Hope Blooms

6:00 – 9:00 Break-Out Rooms, Developing Your Social Enterprise Idea

Friday, January 31st, 2014

8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Coffee - MPR

8:30 – 10:30 Break-out Rooms, Social Enterprise Planning

10:30 –3:30 "Hit The Streets" with your Social Enterprise Idea

4:00 – 5:30 Debrief and Hot Chocolate



What is Social Enterprise for a Day?

Social Enterprise for a Day (SE4D) is in its third year as a collaborative initiative from CEED, Mount Saint Vincent University Business Department and the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University. For this event, students from Dalhousie, Mount Saint Vincent Universities and NSCC will create and implement a social enterprise over the course of one weekend.

How does it work?

Over the course of the two days, students will team up to create a Social Enterprise! The who, where, what and why will come out in the planning...the same way as any successful business becomes successful!

What is a social entrepreneur?

A social entrepreneur is someone who sees a problem and tries to make the situation better. We use the word ‘entrepreneur’ because it means a person who starts a business and runs that business. But, unlike regular entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs measure their success not by money earned alone but also by the positive impact their business has on the people they want to help. The best of these social entrepreneurs take all the same risk as regular entrepreneurs while they are making the positive change. The goal of a social entrepreneur is to create a product or service that allows them to be self-sufficient as well as making the world a better place.