In collaboration with Católica-Lisbon, the EIB Institute has developed a series of webinars aimed at social entrepreneurs called “Social Innovation, Scaling, and Impact” (follow the link to see all the webinars). Throughout 2018 and 2019, numerous webinars were organised on topics of interest for social entrepreneurs to help them scale their impact further. The webinars are delivered by international-oriented speakers with deep expertise, in both academia and practice, in social entrepreneurship, fundraising and impact investing.
How can social entrepreneurs obtain financing to operate and scale? Prof. Filipe Santos, Dean and Chaired Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Católica-Lisbon and Visiting Professor at INSEAD, social innovator and mentor of social entrepreneurs presented the portfolio of financing instruments available for scaling impact ventures and initiatives, particularly in the European context. He also shares insights into the world of innovation awards, crowdfunding, strategic philanthropy, social impact bonds, impact investing and blended models, and on how to understand which ones are better adapted to your life-cycle stage and type of business model.