SBS to host rural entrepreneurial ecosystems workshop at the Social Enterprise World Forum

The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship is partnering with the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India, and VU Amsterdam, Netherlands to host a workshop on ‘Building entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural areas’ at the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in Amsterdam on October 10.  

This is part of a larger project funded by the British Council through its Going Global Partnerships: Industry-Academia Collaborative Grant 2022-23 to support entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural India. 

As part of this workshop, Sreevas Sahasranamam, Associate Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and the lead of the project, will be discussing learning and insights from the project gained through global knowledge exchange roundtables and field interventions in India. This will be complemented by perspectives from academic experts on rural entrepreneurship ecosystems from Utrecht University and VU Amsterdam. Alongside this, there will also be global practitioners' perspectives from rural entrepreneurship ecosystem support organisations such as Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), among others. 

Objectives of the workshop include: 

· Identifying and documenting best practices for building entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural areas 

· Understanding mechanisms of sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural areas in the long run 

· Creating a global knowledge exchange network of stakeholders in the space 

Sreevas said, “SEWF gives a global platform for bringing together stakeholders and practices on rural entrepreneurship ecosystem building. We are looking forward to learning from global best practices on the building entrepreneurial ecosystem in rural areas through this workshop and influence practice." 

Satyajit Majumdar, Professor and Dean, School of Management and Labour Studies, TISS, and co-lead of this project commented, “This is going to be a great opportunity to not only exchange ideas but also to implement for lasting impact. The workshop would showcase sustainable practices of rural communities”. 

Registration for the session can be completed here -

Published: 28 September 2023

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