Social Business Workshop at USI – March 2018


On March 1st SBE offered a Social Business Workshop to students of the Master in Management at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, in the entrepreneurship course taught by Professor Gianluca Colombo. In addition to a lecture on social business, the workshop includes an exercise to find a solution to a social or environmental issue through a social business model.

Students had very innovative ideas this year. Here are a few examples: the dehydration of food that would otherwise go wasted to be sold at a low price to people in need; an internet platform to sell fair-trade and ethical products of NGO’s and responsible companies; Rebicycle, a social business to help students reach their school by recycling and repairing bicycles and increase transportation efficiency in developing countries; Vee-gee a social business to produce a vegetable-based product that tastes like meat to lower emission of greenhouse gases.

The Social Business Workshop was a success and SBE would like to sincerely thank Prof. Colombo, the students and USI for giving us the opportunity to inspire youth to become social entrepreneurs!