It’s a unique educational project for young individuals that aims to develop entrepreneurial skills and support new innovative business projects, focused on solving crucial social issues. The program offers practical knowledge and skills necessary for creating and managing personal business.
We act as a catalyst for positive social change in Ukrainian society, contributing to the development of social entrepreneurship by supporting start-ups and enterprises whose activities are aimed at solving problems of the society.
Developing social entrepreneurship and acting as a social enterprise, the Ukrainian Social Academy is working to find the most promising innovative ideas and projects, their effective implementation in practice, as well as the adaptation of Western approach to social entrepreneurship to Ukrainian conditions.
with a possibility to get immediate feedback (you will understand your product, client, strategy of marketing better).
and even project team thanks to the new contacts and positioning of your business.
The program foresees interactive format and flexible schedule for participants.
During the program participants testing own business ideas, create the first prototypes and test them with regular evaluation and feedbacks.
because here you will get not only the theory, but practical skills for improving your project.
The authors of the better business projects might pretend on getting the investment for their startups.
in social project
to start own profitable project
who start new non-profit or profitable project in social sphere with own team
who have an idea to change the world and make it better
who do not have own ideas, but who are full of energy and desire to become the part of team
The educational is based on interactive methods and foresees scrutinizing real cases, master-classes and lectures of famous speakers, situational cases based on reals experiences of Ukrainian entrepreneurs and studying of innovative methods in business decision making. Besides the modern learning methods and strong practical components, program foresees studying the innovative methods in project management, focused on effective solution of particular problems of each enterprise.
As a result, the program ends with creation of completely new business project or implementation of innovative approaches in existing ones.
To become the School of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship participant, you need to read the requirements for candidates listed below and them fill and submit the application form, where you should briefly describe your idea for new social business project or mission of your existing one. The selected participants will be invited to an interview (whether personally or in other suitable way) to understand your ideas more deeply, hear your motivation and your expectation from the program.
Selected participants after the second round will be informed about their enrollment at the program and receive all the necessary information and all the educational materials.
You always have expectations when applying somewhere. The main feature of the School of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship is that it should be something new and completely different from previous experience. Social entrepreneurship is not just a business or employment, it is a conscious and responsible approach to the organization of activities, it is a work for the future, the unification of best practices and experience, which is based not only on the enrichment but also on the promotion of a culture of doing business. Mostly we were talking about "values". Earlier, I had my own ideas, but the School accumulated these thoughts, showed that these values are in demand that there are people who believe in them and embody them every day.
The school is valuable for acquaintances, communication and unordinary approaches, wide coverage of various spheres of entrepreneurship, the fact that it attracts practitioners who are not afraid of issues, happy to share experience, tell about successes and mistakes. It's a learning strategy, step by step action, and a vision of the end result. Of course, one can not but recall the diplomat and scientist Victor Mashtabey, his sharpness is impressive, the criticality of thinking and experience. Therefore, they were magnificent, full of two months. It is a bridgehead for good non-formal education, but how to use it is the further choice of everyone.
School of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship is a step in a strategically right direction, and this kind of practical knowledge lacks a modern formal education as well as non-formal education. I was impressed by qualitatively new approaches to the organization of training, namely - panel discussions with experts, training in the format of the "world cafe", informal meetings with successful businessmen. I wish organizers and participants a new set of success and inspiration! You are doing a good job!
Several months ago we graduated from the School of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. I would like to say a great thank you to the organizers of the school and our extremely interesting lecturers. These four modules really were very rich and interesting, it was nice to talk with such people as Victor Mashtabey, Mykhaylo Melnyk, Olga Afanasieva, Antonina Mitko and other teachers. Hopefully, such events will continue to be held, as the role of non-formal education is growing ever more and the School of Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship provides really useful knowledge)))
I was very excited to attend the program because I wanted to know what this social business is and why everyone is talking about it. Of course, I received the expected knowledge, it was interesting to hear the thoughts of other participants. Got experience of working with the team on the project and got acquainted with new wonderful people :)