Breakout Series 4: Building Sustainable Social Ventures: Incubation, Investing and Partnerships
25-May-2016 Return to conference program
1:45pm to 3:15pm
Assistant Head for Social Finance, Strategy & Research
RAISE Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise
Director for the Asia Policy Forum
Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN)
Business Director, Policy Research and Advocacy
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
DIVA Ventures L3C
Social investors can choose different models to build sustainable social ventures. For one, incubators can provide support to start-ups – not just through mentors but also through peers. Yet, often investors feel that they provide mentorship, coaching and co-working spaces but do not engage in conventional incubation. Instead, these investors see themselves as partners. And partnerships – with investors but also with businesses and government – are critical to enable sustainability of social ventures and affect systemic change.
This session will bring together industry experts from Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Denmark and the UK to zoom in on social investment services in different forms of incubation and partnership to help social enterprises become sustainable.
- What are the different forms of support that social incubators provide, and how does it contribute towards building a sustainable venture?
- What are some key challenges faced by social ventures and social incubators?
- How is the incubation space evolving, and what new trends are we observing?