Country Director Ashoka Singapore/Malaysia Ashoka Singapore
A large number of leading universities in Asia have been engaged in building the social enterprise ecosystem by offering social entrepreneurship courses to holding grant competitions and even running their own incubation and or accelerator programs. What are some of the results of these programs? Are they effective? This session will highlight the importance of collaboration among universities and a range of stakeholders in the social investment space to grow the impact of the social enterprises and social entrepreneurs that have been cultivated at the university level. This session will also look at some of the existing challenges in forging such partnerships for further collaboration and dynamism across the entire ecosystem.
- Universities play a crucial role in building the ecosystem. Specific examples will be highlighted by each of the session speakers.
- Universities need to partner with corporates, philanthropists, non-profits and government entities in order to build on the work that they have achieved.
Director SociopreneurID (CTI)
Visiting Scholar. Instructor for courses in CSR and Social Entrepreneurship & Venture Philanthropy Department of Management, HKUST
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration Fu Jen Catholic University
Director of Global Initiatives and Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation of Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) The University of Chicago Booth School of Business