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Social Enterprise Week 2014 is a gathering of leading thinkers and doers in the field of social enterprise. It's not just networking, it's meeting likeminded people, equally driven changemakers and individuals dedicated to social good. This year our interactive sessions will add to the unique insights you will gain into the sector. Swipe through the timeline below to explore our daily agenda.


Capital Club Dubai, Gate Village 3 (7pm)


Social enterprise is more than Corporate Social Responsibility.
Join us as we demystify how socially responsible investments can and should make business and social sense for you as an individual or as a business. Presenting some of the most recent developments in the sector, these speakers offer an inspiring, thought-provoking and engaging evening around a very timely subject.
Moderator: Soushiant Zanganehpour, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Alex Pitt, Mubadala & Angel Investor
Khaled Al-Gazawi, Grameen-Jameel
Ali El Idrissi, JP Morgan (UK)
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Unitus (India)
Gary White, Water.org

Healthy Communities
Supported by Philips (Middle East)

The Change Initiative, Al Barsha (7pm)

This interactive session will encourage aspiring social entrepreneurs who are looking to become active agents of change in the critical fields of healthcare and the environment. Speakers will discuss their work in this space, emerging trends and techniques to positively impact the community through businesses that tackle issues linked to health, nutrition, work/life balance and the environment.
Moderator: Tatiana Abella, Goumbook
Pamela Wilson, Silla
Stuart Fleming, Enviroserve
Nikhil Idnani, Booz & Co.
Emanuele Mattutini, Leap
Don’t miss Philips’ cooking demo!


C3 Mini-Starter Program* – Workshop 1: Making Money by Doing Good

Are you a Social Entrepreneur ready to take the next step? Looking for advice on how to move your company forward? Don’t miss the chance to enroll in the C3 Mini-Starter Program*, designed to help high-potential social entrepreneurs set the foundation for their organization’s growth and success.
*For more information on this workshop’s agenda or to sign up (and waive the yearly fee on C3′s Accelerator Program!) please click here.

Design for Good: Ethical Fashion & Design
Impact HUB Dubai, Downtown Dubai (7pm)

A night to celebrate creativity at its best.Our speakers discuss how they have harnessed creative talent to build and design profitable products and businesses. By walking through their unique business models and personal journeys they showcase examples of how design work can benefit communities in need either directly through employment opportunities or through surplus good and funds used to fulfil individual and communal needs.


Moderator: Dave Foster
Zeina Abu Chabaan, Palestyle
George Katodrytis, Open Source Arc & American University of Sharjah
Garett Awad, TOMS
Maywand Jabarkhyl, FBMI – Fatema Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Initiative



C3 Mini-Starter Program* – Workshop 2: Quick-Start Your Social Enterprise

Are you a Social Entrepreneur ready to take the next step? Looking for advice on how to move your company forward? Don’t miss the chance to enroll in the C3 Mini-Starter Program*, designed to help high-potential social entrepreneurs set the foundation for their organization’s growth and success.
*For more info on this workshop’s agenda or to sign up (to waive the yearly fee on C3′s Accelerator Program!) please click HERE.

Workshops & Sessions
Impact Hub Dubai (3:30-5:30-pm)


As Hult Prize kicks off, we will be hosting an informal afternoon of workshops at the Impact Hub Dubai featuring our exclusive sessions on cutting-edge topics in the social enterprise space including:

- Crowdfunding for social good, with Vida Rizq from Aflamnah

- Create your Business Model Canvas, with Seaon Shin from GYEM

- Filmmaking for Social Good, with Amal Al Agroobi from Al Agroobi Films

- Fireside chat: “The Challenge of being a girl, a Principal’s point of view and a father’s observations” with Mike Embley of Nord Anglia

- Adaptive Leadership, with Sadaffe Abid, Founder Aghaaz Leadership Labs

- Using technology for social impact with Mike Dawson, CEO of Ustad Mobile

Several experienced entrepreneurs who share you passion will be present at these sessions so be sure to make the most of this networking opportunity!


These sessions are free and open to all, but registration is required as spaces are very limited. Please RSVP here for your selected session.


Film Screening: Girl Rising
Impact Hub Dubai (6:00-9:00pm)


Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, on March 7th at 6pm, Dubai will be participating in a global marathon screening of the film Girl Rising, in association with Intel.

This exciting global initiative includes young women entrepreneurs from 24 different cities across the globe, whom are associated or have started an organization working with women who will host and screen film. The objective is to spread awareness on issues of women’s empowerment and the importance of educating girls. The screening will not be limited to women only and encourages young entrepreneurs to attend and participate in the live discussions following the film on how you can play your part to spread awareness and make an impact on the lives of girls across the world.

The screenings will take place over 12 different hours, making it a marathon of screenings and discussions happening in different parts of the world. There will be discussions pre and post screening, which will be live streamed through Google Plus Hangouts on Air.


You can view a trailer for the movie here.


Tickets for the film can be purchased through this link.

Hult Prize 2014: Healthcare
Non-communicable Disease in the Urban Slum
Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.


Hult Prize 2014′s Regional Competition comes to a close in Dubai with final pitches and an award ceremony at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. SEW Weeklong ticket holders get access to the Awards night (excluding the dinner). Spaces are limited!

Closing Social: SEW2014 & Hult Prize 2014
Meydan Theatre, Nad al Sheba – 7PM


Join us for the official closing night of Social Enterprise Week which includes an episode of El Mashrou3 (Egypt’s first reality TV competition about entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs. After an extensive casting process, 14 young Egyptian entrepreneurs were selected for an opportunity to win prizes, including real support to launch their projects and a grand cash prize for the main winner.) and of course, plenty of inspiring company.
We know that by this point you will probably be quite excited about social entrepreneurship; your mind brimming with fresh ideas and your cell phone full of contacts, but we are not done yet. We want to conclude SocEnt week on a high note; sending you back out into the world, inspired to start building your own social enterprise and helping the people around you.
We will focus on all the highlights over the past week and wrap things up in true SocEnt Week style.
If you want to connect with a speaker whose talk you may have missed or fellow participants who attended other events, don’t miss out on your final opportunity to further extend your network by meeting the rest of the social enterprise ecosystem and bid farewell to our unique gathering!

Ticket Options

Seating is limited, so don’t miss out! You can attend the full week, a single evening or just a few workshops!

  • Single Evening Ticket

    80 AED per ticket
    You will be redirected to our sponsor’s ticketing page to make your purchase
  • SocEnt Week Ticket

    350 AED per ticket
    Attend the full week and get access to the Hult Prize Awards ceremony at Jumeirah Beach Hotel! (Limited number of tickets, not valid for Hult Prize dinner and Girl Rising screening)
  • Workshops

    0 AED per ticket
    Limited seats available!

Awesome Speakers

This year, we bring you regional input and global trailblazers!

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    Alex Pitt

    Senior Vice President Mubadala Development Company

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    Ali El Idrissi

    JP Morgan - Social Finance (UK)

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    Amal Al-Agroobi

    Film Director/Producer and Founder of ALAGROOBI films

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    Dave Foster

    Designer – Social & Environmental Impact

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    Emanuele Mattutini

    Founder and Director, Leap (London)

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    Garett Awad

    Director of Retail Marketing TOMS

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    Gary White

    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Water.org

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    George Katodrytis

    Founding Member of Open Source Arc, Associate Professor of Architecture at American University of Sharjah

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    Joshua Rajkumar

    Regional Director Hult Prize & Co-Founder of The Sustainability Platform

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    Dr. Khaled Al-Gazawi

    General Manager Grameen-Jameel

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    Maywand Jabarkhyl

    Executive Director - Fatema Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Initiative

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    Mike Dawson

    CEO, Ustad Mobile

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    Mike Embley

    Principal Nord Anglia International School, Dubai

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    Mohammed Shael Al Saadi

    Chief Executive Officer Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector, Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai

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    Nikhil Idnani

    Senior Associate - Booz & Company

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    Pamela Wilson

    Founder & Managing Director Silla (UAE)

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    Sadaffe Abid

    Founder Aghaaz Leadership Labs

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    Soushiant Zanganehpour

    Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

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    Srikrishna Ramamoorthy

    Partner Unitus (India)

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    Stuart Fleming

    Founding Partner and CEO Enviroserve

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    Tatiana Antonelli Abella

    Founder & Managing Director Goumbook


    Vida Rizq

    Principal Founder, Aflamnah

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    Zeina Abu Chabaan

    Founding Director & CSR Head Palestyle

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