SensAbility 2018

April 6th/7th 2018 - WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management


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!

Last year's Speakers

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

Audrey Cheng is a young social entrepreneur and founder of the Moringa School. Since 2014, Moringa school played a crucial role in developing talented individuals by providing them education in software development, equipping them with the skills they need to boost their career in technology.

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.

Will Tyler-Greig
The Scottish Government

Will is Head of Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Social Investment at the Scottish Government. Most recently, he and his team worked with Scotland’s social enterprise community to launch a new 10-year social enterprise strategy - focussed on building and strengthening the sector.

Nicole Dufft
betterplace lab

Nicole Dufft is an analyst, consultant and speaker scrutinizing the impacts of digitization on business and society - fighting for a digitization that benefits humanity. As ‚Special Agent‘ she is supporting the betterplace lab, Germany’s leading think and do tank focussing on the potential of digital technology for philanthropy and social change.

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Earlybird 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


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Earlybird 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


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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 funded with 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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