oikos Social Entrepreneurship is a new oikos initiative, launched in January 2013. oikos Social Entrepreneurship serves as a platform to empower and support creative and socially responsible individuals to develop and launch their ideas that will bring about positive changes to the society. It also aims to bring social entrepreneurs together and educate them on the importance of sustainability in doing business. Social and sustainable start-ups or projects should get the same promotion, support and coaching activities like commercial start-ups. We want to give those projects the chance to develop the social and sustainable ventures of tomorrow.
The overall goal is to establish a supporting network and program for social and sustainable entrepreneurs. The program is based on three steps. The main steps are:One of the main steps is to raise awareness and present Social Entrepreneurship as an alternative career path for students. Therefore, we aim to implement the concept of social entrepreneurship as a main layer at the HSG curriculum in order to foster knowledge and engagement among the students.