‘Social Business Start-Up School’ to support innovative community development in Sweden


Coompanion and the Social Enterprise Academy have partnered on a new programme supporting Swedish entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovative community development who are looking to explore the social enterprise model for sustainability.

‘Social Business Start-Up School: Sweden’ will take place online January – March 2021 and will take a blended learning approach, where the SEA online facilitated sessions will complement Coompanion’s in-person programme activities with a cohort of start-up social entrepreneurs across Sweden.

The programme will also work alongside the entrepreneurs’ ‘Entreprenerdy’ enterprise development platform.

During the programme learners will have the opportunity to explore their social purpose and the impact they are aiming to create, develop an understanding of the mind-sets and skills needed to develop a social business and develop an action plan in terms of next steps for their social business. 

Guest speakers on the programme include:

  • Roy Clunie: a social entrepreneur based in the Highlands of Scotland. Roy has led many values-driven community organisations and would provide excellent input into his organisations’ ‘Why’ and Golden Circle theories.
  • Zakia Moulaoui: Founder of Invisible Cities, a successful social enterprise which extends across the UK and has high visibility in the City Tours space.
  • Dani Trudeau: Founder of Tribe Porty, a social enterprise Co-working space in Edinburgh. Dani has strong experience in stakeholder and network management in Scottish and Global contexts.

Jess Kemp, International Projects Manager at the Social Enterprise Academy said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Coompanion in support of social business leaders in Sweden. With social business becoming an ever-increasing way of doing business, we are privileged to support this development by providing insight from the Scottish social enterprise ecosystem – including from Scottish Social Entrepreneurs themselves.”

To find out more about this programme and others, follow us on Twitter at @SEA_Worldwide or get in touch with jessica@socialenterprise.academy