Twenty-eight social entrepreneurs from 11 high-impact ventures gathered in Portugal for the Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) Scaling Impact Executive Programme 2019.

This fourth edition was organised in two parts, the first one at IRIS headquarters in Amarante, Portugal, (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 was held in Dublin on 24 October, the 2019 edition welcomed for the first time Irish social entrepreneurs selected in cooperation with Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.  Also new this year, the Scaling Impact Executive Programme welcomed a social entrepreneur finalist of the Degroof Petercam Foundation social competition.

This 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 was 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.

Click here for the booklet of the event and here for the video.