But you just don’t know how? Our two-day beginner’s workshop will quickly provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need!

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You don’t have a lot of time, but you’re highly motivated to actively seek entrepreneurial and innovative solutions to today’s challenges? Then our SEA:start intensive workshop for students and young professionals is just what you need.



Over the course of four consecutive and interactive modules, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the topic of Social Entrepreneurship. Get in touch with your inner social entrepreneur while obtaining the tools you need to start a business and developing your own social start-up idea with an interdisciplinary team!



SEA:start is aimed towards dedicated individuals who are ready to face societal challenges. No matter if you are a designer, an engineer, a medical professional or work in the fields of economics, humanities or biology –  we are convinced that today’s urgent social, societal and environmental questions can only be solved with interdisciplinary action.


In four interactive and hands-on modules you will learn how to become a social entrepreneur.

Introduction to social entrepreneurship

What does social entrepreneurship mean? What are the different types of social startups?

Methods and instruments

How to prepare a business model for a social enterprise? Which financing opportunities are available?

Scaling and impact

How do you give wings to your ideas? And how do you measure social impact?


Next, you will create a sustainable social business model based on your newly generated idea. In this process you will put all the things you have learned into practice.

A social entrepreneur is a person who has both: a powerful idea to cause a positive social change and the creativity, skills, determination and drive to transform that idea into reality. Social entrepreneurs combine the savvy, opportunism, optimism and resourcefulness of business entrepreneurs, but they devote themselves to pursuing social change or „social profit“, rather than financial profit.

David Bornstein

SEA:start – Details and Application

Become part of the solution and learn how you can meet current challenges with innovation and social entrepreneurial solutions.

In this workshop you will be introduced to the world of “Social Entrepreneurship” – and that in an interdisciplinary and interactive way. We will provide you with a toolbox that will give you a personal added value, no matter if you want to start a social enterprise yourself later on, or if you want to get involved in a company for more sustainability.

In a team with like-minded people from different disciplines, you will work on an idea that has a social and ecological impact, and also makes economic sense.

We will let you know here as soon as the date for the next SEA:start workshop is set.

You want to reduce global poverty?
You’re interested in advocating for educational justice in Europe?
You’d like to introduce a barter system in your neighborhood?
We’ll teach you how to approach these topics through social entrepreneurship!

We can help you to develop your own brilliant idea! During SEA:start, you’ll be trained by experienced lecturers, getting to know successful social entrepreneurs and networking with people who –  like you – actively want to make a difference. After this two-day workshop, you’ll receive your SEA:start certificate.

You’d like to offer SEA:start at your university?

The Social Entrepreneurship Akademie’s extensive expertise allows us to develop an application-oriented workshop for universities all over Europe. This workshop in turn inspires students, academic staff and professors to produce innovative solutions to societal challenges. Using an approach that is both interactive and exciting, our internationally experienced lecturers impart methods and instruments that will be useful to participants for generating ideas and implementing their own social startup models

Because the workshop is designed for a low number of participants (max. 25), we guarantee a high quality of training and a speedy personal learning progress. Additionally, at the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate as proof of their commitment.

You would like to host a SEA:start workshop yourself at your university?

As a second step, we invite university representatives from our partner schools to take part in our SEA:start Train the Trainer seminar. The goal of this seminar is to train professors and academic staff so that they can implement the SEA:start workshop at their schools and anchor it in their own lessons.

To become a partner contact us via email.

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To me, SEA:start represents social entrepreneurship: focus on finding solutions to societal problems and draw from them to develop new business models. This is how business development works in the 21st century – entrepreneurs can do things differently, too!

Madeleine WolfEberswalde

SEA:start is an exciting workshop with personable coaches, which conveys many important basics of social entrepreneurship in a clear and comprehensive way and offers opportunities to enlarge ones network. Thanks to the interdisciplinary mix of participants I gained rewarding new perspectives in the design thinking process while developing new business models. I've gained a lot from the hands-on work with the Business Model Canvas and the tool will help me in future to assess (own) business models in a comprehensive way. It was great fun!

Felix HerterBerlin

At first I only attended SEA:start in order to prepare a project study at a social enterprise. I found the two-day course very interesting and it left a lasting impression. Today I am a managing director at a social enterprise.

Max GrotzMunich

Thank you for two wonderful and inspiring days at SEA:start! I have to say that in ten semesters at uni, not a single seminar has been this fun! The interdisciplinary mix combined with the interactive program were truly a joy and I learned a great deal from this course.

Mona SpäthMunich

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