Obtaining the Education Needed to Organize a Social Business

18 Jun , 10:00–11:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (2nd floor)

The regular market models are flawed – this is becoming evident in the new reality. One of the effective business formats of the new time that both the state and large corporations are frequently talking about is social entrepreneurship. Large-scale support measures, benefits, and favourable conditions for the launch of social business are introduced. The activity of social entrepreneurs is aimed at making a profit, but above all they aim to create positive social change. This is an outlet for active people who want to change the world they live in. For obvious reasons, a significant percentage of social entrepreneurs are young people. They are ready to experiment, not afraid to try something different, and are eager to learn new ways. What and where do you study if you want to try social entrepreneurship? What support programmes are out there now? Where do you go if you want to make yourself and your business more socially oriented? What are the successful practices of experienced social entrepreneurs? What competencies will be in demand in the new economic conditions?

Yuliya Zhigulina, Managing Director, The Foundation of Regional Social Programs "Our Future"

Denis Bogatov, Director of the Center for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship of the International Business School (Institute) of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, expert of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia
Vladimir Vainer, Director, "Factory of Positive Changes"
Julia Varchenko, Executive Director, "Towards Change" Foundation
Alexandra Denisova, Director of Project Financial Support Department, Social Projects Support Fund

Front row participants
Yulia Aray, Senior Lecturer, Department of Strategic and International Management, Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg State University
Dmitry Bogdanov, Vice President, Business School of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Maria Grekova, Founder, "Simple Things" Project
Valeria Zavgorodnyaya, Program Director, Impact Hub Moscow
Alena Kurochkina, Leading Consultant of the Department of Digital Technologies and Informational Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Department of Investment Policy and Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Paley, Head, All-Russian Movement "Inspirers"
Nadezhda Samoilova, General Director, Center for the Development and Rehabilitation of Children "Bright City"