Meeting with a Social Entrepreneur: How to address the needs of poor communities while creating economic empowerment

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Meeting with a Social Entrepreneur: How to address the needs of poor communities while creating economic empowerment

Time: August 22, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Café Chic, GARDENS
Street: 7 Breda Street, Gardens
City/Town: Cape Town
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?c…
Phone: +27 21 465 7218
Event Type: businesswednesday, cap40
Organized By: Cap40
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2013

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Event Description

Cap40 Entrepreneur Series

Conference in English at the Café Chic, Gardens

Programme:

05:20 Gathering

05:30 Introduction 

05:45 Cécile Pompeï: How to address the needs of poor communities while creating economic empowerment

06:30 Q&A Time on Social Entrepreneurship

07:00 Networking Session

 

This Thursday we will meet a French social entrepreneur based in Philippi. Cécile Pompeï is  project director of the MicroFranchise Accelerator and recently won the Ashoka Changemakers Power of Small competition. The main focus of this talk will be the concept of social entrepreneurship and its most successful applications as well as the main challenges social entrepreneurs can face in a country like South Africa.

A social entrepreneur is a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change while being financially sustainable. This new vision of the role of a company appeared in the 60s and is now booming in Cape Town today.

Biography:

Before becoming  the project director of the MFA The (Microfranchise Accelerator), Cécile Pompeï has been working in the social economy for more than 5 years and recently moved to Cape Town in 2012. The MFA acts as a bridge between franchisors and franchisees and supports the franchisees for two years to help ensure that they get the support ecosystem they need to reach sustainability.

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