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Social Entrepreneurship Forum 2019

How to turn an idea and desire to help the world into successful entrepreneurship? Can social entrepreneurship be profit yielding business? Those are the most topical issues that challenge social entrepreneurs not only in Latvia but in the whole world. Find the answers to these questions at the Social Entrepreneurship Forum 2019 dedicated to the topic BUSINESS MODELS, as the key for any successful business is well-considered business model.


Forum will start with inspiring world experience stories on various, innovative social entrepreneurship models and on how important in social entrepreneurship is cooperation with traditional business. In the second part of the Forum we will work practically in three work groups, that will give unique opportunity to look into the “wardrobes” of Latvian social enterprises — in reality getting to know business models and externally not so visible everyday life. Representatives from traditional business will take part in work groups by having an aim to develop cooperation between social and traditional enterprises and provide entrepreneurial knowledge based on experience. Forum will conclude with a presentation competition or pitch by social enterprises for an investments of 2000 EUR. The winner will be determined by audience vote.




Current or future social entrepreneurs, business experts, traditional entrepreneurs to whom social entrepreneurship is important, representatives from business incubators, local municipalities and non-governmental organizations, policy makers, university professors, students and everyone that want to get involved in creating a better world are invited to participate in the Forum.

What to expect from the Forum?

  • Inspiration and ideas for starting or improving your own social entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge and skills for creating a successful social entrepreneurship model
  • New contacts and partnerships between social and traditional entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to discuss your own social entrepreneurship idea and hear expert opinions on that
  • New ideas for social responsibility projects of traditional businesses

Working language: Latvian and English (with simultaneous translation)

Moderator: Ernests Štāls, Start-up expert, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of “Techhub Riga”

Participation fee: 50 EUR, for members and ambassadors of the Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia – 35 EUR. Buy tickets here.

For additional information please contact Forum organizer Ms. Liga Ivanova,, +37126464686

Social Entrepreneurship Forum – a place and event, that gathers change makers and better world creators!