Online Course Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change
This page provides an overview on learning and teaching resources used in the online course Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change.
For a structural overview of our online course have a look inside our Course Manual.
Besides the main learning resources presented on this page we also provided a collection of further resources to deepen the understanding of social entrepreneurship. You'll find those resources on our Resource and Literature Page. Furthermore, our Glossary provides an overview on the main terms of social entrepreneurship used in our course. Last but not least, the Case Study Page does not only list all the case studies that we produced for the course but also those that previous students have self-selected and presented.
Phase A: Identifying Challenges and Setting Goals
During this phase the students critically reflect their local context and identify challenges (problems, shortcomings and change potential). They select one challenge and analyse the cause-effect relationships of this challenge from multiple perspectives. They actively include input from students of other disciplines to get a more profound understanding of the situation.
A.1 Landscape as the Arena of Challenges
- Lecture Video by Jeroen de Vries, VHL, Netherlands: Landscape as the Arena of Challenges with PDF Presentation
- Lecture Video by Felix Toepler, NGU, Germany: Introduction to Social Problem Thinking
- Expose by Roxana Triboi, Odaia Creativa, Romania: Local Challenge Example
- Social Enterprise Session-Video by Katri-Liis Reimann, CEO Skill Mill, Estonia: NGO Skill Mill with PDF Presentation
- Session-Interview with Riinu Lepa, social entrepreneur from Estonia, active in the field of sustainable food cycles: Video-Interview
- Virtual-Roundtable with Jeanne Enders, Portland State University, Gus Hagelberg, Reutlingen University and Jeroen de Vries, VHL Larenstein: Session-Video
A.2 Defining the Social Enterprise 1
- Lecture Video by Dr Roger Evans, EMU, Estonia: Defining the Social Enterprise I with PDF Presentation
- Session-Presentation by Corina Angelescu The Alternative University Bucharest with PDF Presentation
- Session-Presentation by Riinu Lepa, Estonian Social Enterprise Network: Tagurpidi Lavka with PDF Presentation
- Template First Tutoring Session
- Session-Video Seminar Sequence, Assignments and next Steps with PDF Presentation
A.3 Defining the Social Enterprise 2
- Lecture Video by Dr Roger Evans, EMU, Estonia: Defining the Social Enterprise II
- Social Enterprise Video by Kwabena Danso, Chief Executive Officer, Booomers International Ltd: Boomers
- Session-Interview moderated by Daan van der Linde, VHL Larenstein with social entrepreneur Dick van Leeuwen, social entrepreneur from the Netherlands: De Zorgimkerij
A.4 Group Presentations: Local Challenges
- PPT Template for Assignment 1
- Assessment Form for Assignment 1
Phase B: Designing Ideas
Students develop an initial idea of how the challenge could be addressed by entrepreneurial means. They design a possibly viable business model and analyse its feasibility in relation to the local context.
Kick-off Phase B with our Video Case Studies:
- "Kuchentratsch", German start-up based in Munich
- "Umtüten", German start-up based in Kiel
- "Uuskasutuskeskus - Re-used Center", Estonian second-hand shop based in Tallinn
- "Blind Masseuse Center", Estonian start-up based in Tallinn
B.1 Design Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship Business Models I
- Lecture Video by Carmen Păunescu, ASE, Romania: Overview of SE Business Models I with PDF Slides
- Session-Lecture by Frauke Godat, CAU Kiel, and Friedemann Baisch, HfWU Nürtingen-Geislingen: Design Thinking in Social Innovation with Slides Part 1 and Slides Part 2
- Session-Lecture by Frauke Godat, CAU Kiel: Design Thinking in Social Innovation with PDF Slides and a Design Thinking experience
- Session-Presentation by Dieter van den Broeck: Commonland with PDF Slides
- PDF Presentation of the Session Agenda
B.2 Social Entrepreneurship Business Models II
- Session-Lecture by Carmen Paunescu, ASE Bucharest: Social Business Models 2 with PDF Slides
- Session-Presentation by Manuela Plapcianu: Education for all with PDF Slides
- Session-Presentation by Daniela Staicu: Atelier Merci with PDF Slides
- Session-Presentation by Elisa Gotesman Bercovici: PDF Slides
B.3 Group Presentations: Case Study Field Reserach
Phase C: Designing the Business Model
Students draw up a business plan which includes financing and marketing models.
C.1 The Business Plan
- Lecture-Video by Monica Dudian, ASE, Romania: The Business Plan for the Social Enterprise with PDF Slides
C.2 Financing models
- Video-Lecture by Monica Dudian, ASE Bucharest: Financing the Social Enterprise (1)
- Session-Lecture by Monica Dudian, ASE Bucharest: Financing the Social Enterprise (2) with PDF Slides
- Session-Presentation and Discussion with Shai Hoffmann, Startnext, Berlin Startnext
- Session-Presentation by Gabriel Solomon, member of the founding team of the galantom crowdfunding platform in Romania:Peer-to-Peer Crowdfunding
- Session-Presentation by Teresa Inclan, CAU Kiel, School of Sustainability: YooWeeDoo
- Recorded Interview by Shahrazad Hadad, ASE Bucharest, with Cătălina Azamfirei, Crestem Idei Crowdfunding Platform: Crowdfunding explained by 'Crestem Idei'
- Session-Interview with Anamaria Vrabie, Odaia Creativa, Romania: Odaia Creativa
C.3 Financing models Tutoring Session
C.4 Marketing strategies
- Session-Presentation by Rob Warmenhoven, VHL Larenstein: Marketing Strategies for Social Enterprises with PDF Slides
- Session-Presentation by Dr Carmen Acatrinei, ASE Bucharest: Promoting the Social Enterprise with Session Slides
- Session-Lecture by Dr Yasmine Kaiser, HfWU Nürtingen-Geislingen, and Dr Carmen Acatrinei, ASE Bucharest: Marketing the Social Enterprise with PDF Presentation
Phase D: Revision and Evaluation
Students draw up an evaluation scheme in order to assess the social/environmental impact of the business idea.
D.1 Revision and Evaluation
- Video-Lecture by Linda Kleemann, Heldenrat e.V, Kiel: Introduction to Social Impact Evaluation with PDF Slides
- Session-Lecture by Linda Kleemann, Heldenrat e.V, Kiel: [Linda Kleemann, Heldenrat e.V, Kiel: Social Impact Evaluation] with PDF Slides
- Session-Presentation by Clara Péron (Value for Good): Balu und Du with PDF Slides
- Session-Presentation by Jaan Aps, Estonian Social Entreprise Network: Impact Analysis and Communication in Practice with PDF Slides
D.2 Tutoring session
Tutors reflect with their assigned team on the team's business idea respective their business idea presentation. Based on the current state of the team the tutor makes use of existing resources.