MaGIC Social Enterprise Bootcamp 2015

When: Fri, April 24, 9am – Sun, April 26, 5pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: ApplyVenue

A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being. Many commercial enterprises would consider themselves to have social objectives, but commitment to these objectives is profit motivated. Social enterprises differ in that their commitment to impact is central to the mission of the business. In the US, the term is associated with 'doing charity by doing trade', rather than 'doing charity while doing trade'. In other countries, there is a much stronger emphasis on community and democratic control rather than philanthropy. [Wiki] Some social enterprise success stories [via socialenterprise.org.uk]:
  • Belu Water - When you need a bottle of water, Belu will quench your thirst without pricking your conscience (carbon footprint, discarded plastic bottles)
  • Divine Chocolate - chocolate company part-owned by its cocoa farmers, who get a slice of the profits to invest in their communities. 
  • City of London -  Bought over £800,000 from social enterprises in 2013, more than three times the total of just two years ago.
  • LEFY Nurseries - UK’s largest social sector childcare provider, operating 26 nurseries and providing high quality childcare to 3,000 children.
  • Tuckerman & Co - High quality shirt made from 100% organic cotton and responsibly manufactured in New England (ie not sweatshops).
From the MaGIC: thank you for your interest. Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview as there are limited seats available. Our team will be notify you of your interview date and time and interviews will be done in person or via Google Hangout.For enquiries and clarification, reach out to Amir at amir@mymagic.my.