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How to start a social enterprise
Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

First batch 28 – 29 September 2010
Second batch 30 September – 01 October 2010

Social enterprise is experiencing a meteoric rise in interest and relevance in the Philippines and the rest of the world. It is an entirely new way of working, a way of creating a new sort of wealth and most of all, a way of changing people and the world. It is not an easy route and the conflicts between social goals and business, values and democratic working call for innovative approaches to planning, governing, selling and managing.

The British Council has invited Tommy Hutchinson, founder and CEO of I-Genius to conduct a 2-day workshop on starting a social enterprise. The first batch will start on 28-29 September and the second batch will start on 30 September to 01 October. The venue for both workshops is the Discovery Suites in Ortigas Center.  The workshop aims to equip budding social entrepreneurs with information on getting started on their social enterprise venture by providing tips on business strategies and planning, marketing and communications including using new media in establishing networks plus raising finance.

Tommy established I-Genius, a world community of social entrepreneurs with members in over 90 countries.  Its aim is to provide support to social entrepreneurs, encourage them to connect with one another and inspire more people to become social innovators.   He has been instrumental in creating partnerships for social entrepreneurs with established organisations like corporations, media and government.  He is also the brains behind I-Genius Academy which provides business training courses for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.

Social enterprise gurus Vincent Rapisura and Edwin Salonga from the Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Inc or SEDPI will co-facilitate the workshop.  SEDPI provides innovative and excellence-driven capacity building services to micro finance and micro enterprise stakeholders in the Philippines and around the world.

This 2-day workshop provides the perfect opportunity for social entrepreneurs to learn from the very best.  Workshop fees are at Php 3,500 inclusive of all meals and training materials and a completion certificate.

Registration is until 20 September 2010.

For more information on the workshop please contact the British Council at 9141011-14 or visit the website at www.britishcouncil.org.ph