4:00 – 5:00 Facilitators' Meeting with Tim Vassallo
4:00 – 4:30 Student Registration
4:30 – 4:45 Introduction – What is Social Enterprise? Ryan MacNeil
4:45 – 6:00 Social Enterprise Expert Panel (See Bios)
6:00 – 6:30 Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 Keynote Speaker – Pete Luckett
7:30 – 9:00 Break-Out Rooms, Developing Your Social Enterprise Idea
9:00 – 9:30 Continental Breakfast - MPR
9:30 – 12:00 Break-out Rooms, Social Enterprise Planning
12:00 –3:30 "Hit The Streets" with your Social Enterprise Idea
4:00 – 5:30 Pizza and Debriefing
Social Enterprise for a Day (SE4D) is a new 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, NSCC and Halifax Regional Municipality High Schools will create and implement a social enterprise over the course of one weekend.
Over the course of the weekend, volunteers from local agencies, social enterprises and educational institutions will team up with participants to create a Social Enterprise Business (SEB) and assist in making it rock! The who, where, what and why will come out in the planning...the same way as any successful business becomes successful!
A social entrepreneur is someone who sees a problem and, rather than complaining about it, 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.