Workshop "DISCOVER SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS AROUND THE WORLD" Go young - Pauline Vergaeghe & Gaëlle Blondeau


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Presentation of Pauline Vergaeghe at the Inspiration Days at Brussels Business School.

The GoYoung Project is an educational tool and documentary film profiling young social entrepreneurs around the world. GoYoung is a project that was originally launched by three Belgian students who decided to travel the world to shoot a documentary on social entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

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Workshop "DISCOVER SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS AROUND THE WORLD" Go young - Pauline Vergaeghe & Gaëlle Blondeau

  1. 1. Gaëlle Blondeau-Pauline Verhaeghe GoYoung
  2. 2. What is the Inspiration Days "Inspiration Days" is a project, initiated by the Positive Entrepreneurs Network, to promote social entrepreneurship in Business Schools.
  3. 3. Social Entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.  Social entrepreneurship is the use of business to serve social change. 
  4. 4. Discover Social Entrepreneurs around the world
  5. 5. Gaëlle Blondeau • Co-founder @GoYoung • HIECS • Film director of the documentary
  6. 6. Pauline Verhaeghe • Co-founder @GoYoung • History, European Studies •Interviewer for the documentary
  7. 7. GoYoung Non-profit (founded in 2011, Brussels)  Educational tool and documentary film profiling young social entrepreneurs from around the world Missions:  Inspire the youth - documentary is a testimony of the success of social entrepreneurship around the world Provide interesting teaching material - to provide professors with a DVD to support their entrepreneurship classes and with which students can identify
  8. 8. A need to see the world Do something meaningful – Not solely tourism - share our experience Passionate about social entrepreneurship   
  9. 9. Our Approach Research & Finance Shooting trip Post-production & Analysis phase
  10. 10. Research Research: Various Organizations- Networks – Foundations – Business Schools – Media Relevant questionnaire - people involved in the field – LSE research partnership
  11. 11. Finance Finance: Corporate sponsors  Equipment sponsorship  Participative loan from the Foundation of the  Bank Degroof
  12. 12. Shooting Trip Shooting trip 45 interviews 16 countries 8 Hard drives with more than 100 hours of footage   
  13. 13. Post-production Post-production: Selection of the 15 most interesting cases Analysis of their business model Online platform   
  14. 14. 3 main partnerships: Partnership with Ashoka  Academic partnerships  Financial partnerships 
  15. 15. Spreading the word (marketing):
  16. 16. Conclusion •Examples of Social Entrepreneurs around the world: the GoYoung DVD