The transition to an inclusive and green economy is gaining momentum. To build a better future, one that’s good for people and the planet, we need better business. Now is the time to bring your services closer to the whole of society.
If you have responsibility for designing and implementing entrepreneur incubation services or support programs, this curated series of online events will help you identify ways to modify your offerings for people from groups underrepresented in the enterprise sector.
Come together with practitioners, social entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and leading impact sector organisations to be:
- Inspired by a range of best practices and insights related to specific underrepresented groups
- Connected with like-minded peers, with whom you can learn from and collaborate with
- Enabled to modify your services with knowledge and methodologies you can implement your teams
We start the workshop series with an exploration of common cultural and structural barriers facing groups underrepresented in the enterprise sector, taking a more intersectional perspective before moving on to deep dives on specific groups, offering inspiration and guidance based on actions and methodologies already successfully implemented on the ground across Europe, to support implementation of inclusive practice.
|Introduction to Inclusive Entrepreneurship||Inclusive Entrepreneurship Deep Dives|
|Migrants and refugees||Women||Youth||Seniors||People with disabilities|
|29 March||20 April||10 May||31 May||22 June||12 July|
|10am-12pm CET||10am-12.30pm CET||10am-12.30pm CET||10am-12.30pm CET||10am-12.30pm CET||10am-12.30pm CET|
Who should you expect?
Introduction to Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Join a panel of impact sector leaders to explore cross-cutting barriers to underrepresented groups in the enterprise sector, and participate in a discussion about what has been and can be done to change things for the better and to create a just and inclusive economy. You will also connect with and learn from peers from other business support organisations.
Panel: Max Bulakovskiy, Policy Analyst, OECD; Tatiana Glad, Executive Director, Impact Hub Network; Shannon Pfohman, Policy & Advocacy Director, Caritas Europa.
Inclusive Entrepreneurship Deep Dives
The next five workshops will each focus on a specific underrepresented group – Migrants & refugees; Women; Youth; Seniors; People with disabilities. Each workshop will create a safe and supportive space to offer inspiration and guidance for business support organisations, based on actions and methodologies already successfully implemented on the ground across Europe, to support implementation of inclusive practice.
You will learn from subject matter experts, social entrepreneurs with lived experiences of the challenges being explored, and business support organisations leading the way in developing and delivering inclusive incubation services. Line-ups for each workshop will be announced soon.
Who is this workshop series for?
These workshops are designed to support people with responsibility for designing and implementing entrepreneur incubation services or support programs, for example program or service managers. If you work for an organisation that provides business support to entrepreneurs, and you are interested in how you can develop new or modify existing services to make them more inclusive, then these workshops are for you!
There will be a range of experience in the room, from people with years of experience supporting people from underrepresented groups to grow their businesses, to people who are only just starting to think about how they can make their offerings more inclusive of social entrepreneurs and people from underrepresented groups. Some may be building a service from scratch while others will be modifying existing programmes.
Please note that the workshop content is based on European practice, perspectives and knowledge. However, if you work for a business support organisation operating outside of Europe, you are still very much welcome to participate and hopefully find value in the space created.
What is Better Incubation?
Better Incubation is a 2-year programme (2021 – 2023) funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, and is led by three network organisations: The European Business and Innovation Centre Network, Impact Hub and the European Venture Philanthropy Association.