Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day –focus on Refugees

 

On December 1st, Sustainable Entrepreneurship course together with Impact Iglu organized the first Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day focusing on recent group of asylum seekers and refugees. The event was held at Urban Mill, with about 140 highly diverse participants.
The event started with a workshop, organized by Demos, allowing the participants to get to know each other. This set the atmosphere for the rest of the event, which was filled with positivity and opportunities.
The participating students presented their project work on the opportunities for asylum seekers in entrepreneurship, followed by a panel discussion on the asylum seekers’ situation Finland. The panel consisted of policy makers, entrepreneurs, asylum seekers and business innovators.
Ewald Kibler, Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Studies said: Some of those becoming entrepreneurs are no longer solely motivated by pursuing for profits, but also improving things and making the society a better place, and they know how to combine these – social entrepreneurship interests them.

Read a more extensive report of the day on the Aalto website, or a review by Makeda Yohannes on the Impact Iglu website.

This post was written by AGI

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