Twenty-eight social entrepreneurs from 12 high-impact ventures gathered today at the IRIS headquarters in Amarante, Portugal for the first part of the Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) Impact Bootcamp 2019.

This fourth edition is organised in two parts, the first one at IRIS (27-31 May) and the second one in October (7-12) at the  Lisbon campus of Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics. As the  final tournament will be held in Dublin on 24 October, this year’s edition welcomes for the first time Irish social entrepreneurs selected in cooperation with Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.  Also new this year: the SIT Impact Bootcamp welcomes a social entrepreneur finalist of the Degroof Petercam Foundation social competition.

This one-week full-time executive training course will help participants develop a scaling plan adapted to the needs of their initiatives, prepare an investment case for its financing, fine-tune their strategy of engagement with key stakeholders, develop their marketing and communication plans, and, finally, prepare to pitch their scaling plan to an audience of investors.

The programme is led by Professor Filipe Santos, Dean of Católica-Lisbon and Full Professor and Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, and Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD.

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