Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The Social Capital Fund

A key challenge for social entrepreneurs is the access to capital. "Den sociale kapitalfond" (The Social Capital Fund) is Denmark’s first social venture fund. The fund, which has received start capital from TrygFonden, plans to make 5-6 investments of approx. 2-4 mio. DKR (€270.000 – 540.000) in social entrepreneurs working with/for marginalised groups in society over the next three years thus enabling them to build proof of concept.

SKF's founder, Lars Yannick Johansen (picture left) is now looking for successful entrepreneurs and venture capital capacities as well as social sector experts (particularly within work-integration) for its Advisory Board and network of senior experts.

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Kaospilots - Where social innovation goes to school

An interesting article about Danish social entrepreneurs (S-ENTs) has been published by Tina Broberg and per Krull in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. 

The paper is based on a study of the Scandinavian-based three-year educational programme, the KaosPilot School of Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship. The school presents an exciting case by employing action- and design-based approaches to learning and by integrating sustainability, social innovation and cultural diversity as cornerstones of the curriculum with the aim of developing creative and responsible leadership.

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