Act responsible,

think sustainable.

Deadline: February 6, 23:59.

Act responsible, think sustainable!

Get ready for Social Entrepreneurship Masterclass (SEM) 2019! Get to know the new, booming and inspirational way of undertaking sustainable business. Or, simply learn even more about social awareness in the business field. Starting from the 8th of February, we will offer 2 days of practical workshops that will broaden your knowledge concerning social entrepreneurship, and a final day where you get to pitch your sustainable idea!

Throughout 2 weeks we will offer you the possibility to:
– Showcase and grow your entrepreneurial skills
– Build an idea to create change in society and sustainability
– Develop your own startup with the guidance of experts
– Learn from business professionals and prominent social enterprises
– Listen to inspirational talks on our theme “Sustainable Living for Everyone”

What can you expect to experience on the various days?

Kick-off (+ Workshop Day 1)
Date: 8/2/2019, Time: 15:00 – 18:00, Location: Theil CB-2
Kick-start this three day event by listening to inspiration keynotes on what social entrepreneurship actually is about and leadership according to social principles. After this, take part in an the interactive workshop on Idea Generation of your social start-up, and end off the evening with drinks at the Smitse!

Workshop Day 2
Date: 15/2/2019, Time: 15:00 – 19.00, Location: Mandeville T3-21
Learn how to build a social business model canvas and the importance of funding your social enterprise idea, followed by an exciting workshop on how to conduct a social marketing campaign. After a short break, you will be taught how to properly pitch your innovative idea by a Dutch national pitching champion. Last but not least, take part in an interactive panel discussion on sustainable living.

Date: 19/2/2019, Time: 15:00 – 18:00, Location: ECE Campus (Science Tower)
After two days of workshops we will end the event on the final day in the incredible Science Tower. Here you and your team will finally get to pitch your sustainable solution in front of a jury of experts and compete to win the first prize worth €400! And definitely don’t miss out on the inspirational keynote that will be held by TEDx speaker Talitha Muusse before the winner announcement.

Registration is open to both bachelor and master students. Only a limited number of participant spots are available, so make sure to sign up in time! Sign up for the small fee of €10 at https://ecestudents.nl/sem/ by the 6th of February 2019, 23:59.

Throughout the event you will be working on a start-up idea in teams of 4 members. Registration can be done individually or in a pre-formed team. If you are registered as a team, make sure that everyone in the team registers individually, and write down your other team members in the typeform. If you are signing up individually, we will arrange a full team for you based on your interests.

We can’t wait to see you at the event to build change making ideas!

The SEM committee


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I or my team need to attend all workshops?
As our competition involves a series of workshops that build up on each other to develop your entrepreneurial idea, attending all workshops is highly advised

I can’t attend a workshop. What should I do?
 If you cannot attend a workshop, please send an email to sem@ecestudents.nl. It is best if the majority of your team is present at each workshop.

Can I sign up individually?
 Yes, you can. We will match you with another group of students.

How many people should be in a team?
All teams should have 4 members to work together. If you have friends/people in mind you would like to work with, please write their names in our application form. All members of your team should fill out the SEM application form. Furthermore, if you do not have enough members for a full team, we will group you with other participants.

Is it only for master students?
We welcome both bachelor and master students.


February 8, 2019


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