SensAbility 2017

March 24th/25th 2017 - WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

SensAbility

We are Germany's largest Social Enterprise Conference


Founded in 2009, SensAbility already is the biggest student led initiative on social business in Europe with about 200 participants from all over the world. It is an event created by students for students to interact with social entrepreneurs, learn about sustainability in business and get actively involved with the entire field. Our goal is to raise the awareness of our participants for current societal and ecological problems and to show students ways to connect their professional career with social responsibility. During our two‐day conference filled with fascinating speeches, exciting discussions and interactive workshops our participants will get the chance to draw inspirations from the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and finally put their ideas into praxis!

Particpants from around the world

Outstanding, inspiring Speakers

Awesome, Hands-On Workshops

up to 50.000€ Social Pitch Funding

This year's Speakers

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Julian Oehrlein
Founder Oradian

Julian worked with an early stage financial technology start-up for microfinance before leaving to co-found Oradian with the aim to face challenges of the financial inclusion industry. Previously, he gained experience in the world of microfinance at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and in the operations department of Ujjivan Financial Services in Bangalore, India.



Lily Liu
Founder PublicStuff

After a career working for the government focused on civic engagement, educational funding and innovative technology projects, Lily Liu founded PublicStuff, one of the first civic tech startups. With Lily serving as their CEO, PublicStuff is an online platform that connects people and local governments to increase civic participation in communities across the nation.



Torsten Schreiber
Founder Africa GreenTec

With its goal of bringing electricity to regions in Africa, Africa GreenTec has installed several solar panel containers and plants. The produced electricity is not only sustainable and therefore eco-friendly, but enables the profiting communities furthermore to *work* more efficient and influences the local education in a positive way. This social business helps to improve living conditions in their five projects.



Audrey Cheng
Founder of the Moringa School

With its goal of bringing electricity to regions in Africa, Africa GreenTec has installed several solar panel containers and plants. The produced electricity is not only sustainable and therefore eco-friendly, but enables the profiting communities furthermore to *work* more efficient and influences the local education in a positive way.



Sejal Hathi
Girls helping Girls

What started as a small group of girls, the organization Sejal Hathi founded called “Girl helping Girls” continued to grow after creating a website and getting the media involved. Girl helping Girls is non-profit organization that partners girls in the United States with girls in developing countries so they can help each other solve problems in their communities.



Tom Szaky
Founder TerraCycle

Tom Szaky is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer products from pre-consumer and post-consumer waste. Tom attended Princeton College but dropped out in his sophomore year and spent his savings on an organic fertilizer created from worm poop. After receiving an angel investment, he packaged the fertilizer in used soda bottles to sell out of his car to local gardening centers.

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Students

You are currently studying in a bachelors, masters or PhD program

  • Listen to inspiring speeches
  • Take part in workshops and crash courses
  • Speed dating with social enterprises
  • Accomodation at WHU students included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included


40€

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Professionals

You are employed at a (social) business or have already founded your own company

  • Listen to inspiring speeches
  • Take part in executive workshops
  • Speed dating with social enterprises
  • Accomodation at WHU students included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Exclusive access to the Social Pitch


70€

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Social Pitch

You have an idea for a social business or already started one

  • Pitch your business plan in front of investors
  • Get funding of up to 50,000 €
  • Get in contact with other social startups
  • Accomodation at WHU students included
  • Professional business coaching for the winner
  • Meet several social VCs and business angels


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40€
70€