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Enterprising Solutions in Low-Income Communities NESsT: Annual Report 2013–2014

• NESsT held 8 competitions in six emerging market countries: Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Poland, and Romania. • NESsT received more than 1,025 applications from new and existing entrepreneurs, organizations, and small businesses. • After a rigorous selection process, we awarded 22 social enterprises a total of $200,000 in prize awards to launch their operations and enter our portfolio.

Mini-granty w Konkursie NESsT i J.P. Morgan rozdane!

W ramach trwającej właśnie edycji Konkursu dla Przedsiębiorstw Społecznych NESsT po raz pierwszy organizacjom przyznane zostało wsparcie finansowe na dalszą pracę na przygotowaniem biznes planu przedsięwzięcia. Do wybranych uczestników trafiły środki w postaci mini-grantów o łącznej wartości 12 000 USD.

Seis organizações serão apoiadas no Concurso de Negócios Sociais LGBT

Durante o mês de julho, a NESsT Brasil fez a seleção do novo grupo de organizações do Portfólio de Planejamento. Em parceria com a Arcus Foundation e Rutgers Presbyterian Church, seis instituições e empreendedores sociais LGBT receberão apoio entre agosto e novembro para o lançamento e/ou expansão de seus negócios sociais. Agradecemos a todos os parceiros e apoiadores que colaboraram para o imenso sucesso na adesão da comunidade LGBT nessa competição! Confira abaixo as organizações selecionadas: ABC [...] More ›

Engaged philanthropy – a lot more than just grants

Engaged philanthropy (or “venture philanthropy”) proposes a hybrid approach to charity. It combines the principles used in the non-profit sector, of business financing via grants, with those typically used in the for-profit sector, meaning investment and “venture capital.”

NESsT Brazil launches a partnership with FEA-USP and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to bring social business as a discipline for undergraduate students at the University of São Paulo

In June 2014, NESsT Brazil began a partnership with the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting at University of São Paulo (FEA-USP) to together develop a discipline on social business. The social business sector has advanced greatly in the last two years in Brazil, after the completion of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), hosted by NESsT Global in October 2012. At that time, this new industry was just beginning. Today, the sector is growing [...] More ›

NESsT Brasil faz parceria com a FEA-USP e a Blackstone Charitable Foundation para oferecer disciplina optativa sobre negócios sociais a estudantes de graduação de toda USP

Negócios sociais é tema de disciplina de graduação da USP Em Junho de 2014, a NESsT Brasil iniciou uma parceria com a Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da USP (FEA-USP) para ministrar em conjunto uma disciplina específica sobre negócios sociais. O setor de negócios sociais avançou muito nos últimos 2 anos no Brasil, após a realização do Forum Mundial de Negócios Sociais, pela NESsT Global em outubro de 2012. Naquele momento o setor estava engatinhando [...] More ›

Poland. The second workshop is finished.

On the 17th and 18th of June, 2014, NESsT implemented the second planning stage workshop for Polish social enterprises. As before, the 2-day workshop took place in the Art Gallery “Apteka Sztuki” in Warsaw and was held by Grazyna Jaskiewicz, Polish NESsTER and Agnieszka Orzechowska from NESsT Poland. The training focused on operational and practical aspects of social entrepreneurship, in particular how to address the challenges of market research, testing and marketing of the social [...] More ›

Polska przedsiębiorczość społeczna z perspektywy Chorwacji

Anna Jankowska: Na początek chciałabym spytać o Twoje doświadczenia z chorwackimi przedsiębiorcami społecznymi w ramach Twojej pracy z NESsT. W Polsce na założenie przedsiębiorstwa społecznego bardzo często decydują się kobiety, a ich działalność dotyczy przede wszystkim sektorów takich jak gastronomia, rolnictwo, opieka nad dziećmi, rzemiosło oraz inne usługi. Czy jest coś specyficznego, co wyróżnia chorwackich przedsiębiorców społecznych? Andreja Rosandić: Szczerze powiedziawszy, macie szczęście, jeśli wiecie w jakich obszarach działają polskie przedsiębiorstwa społeczne, bo w Chorwacji nie [...] More ›

Oportunidade inédita para empreendedores e organizações LGBT

NESsT Brasil recebe apoio de organização internacional para lançar um Concurso de Negócios Sociais específico para empreendedores e organizações brasileiras Após quase 6 anos do lançamento da publicação End of the Rainbow (O Final do Arco-Íris), a NESsT e seu patrocinador Arcus Foundation estão juntos novamente para o lançamento do Concurso inédito para Negócios Sociais LGBT. No Dia Internacional contra a homofobia, 17 de Maio, serão abertas as inscrições para o Concurso que visa apoiar [...] More ›

The first workshop is already behind us!

On April, 23rd and 24th, 2014 the first workshop for the selected participants of the NESsT competition for social enterprises was held in the Art Gallery “Apteka Sztuki” in Warsaw. The training was focused on preparing the participants to launch a social enterprise by focusing on their entrepreneurial readiness and providing them with skills to assess their business ideas. It was delivered by Andreja Rosandic from NESsT Croatia and Agnieszka Orzechowska from NESsT [...] More ›