Programme 2018

Connecting innovative business models to new economic thinking
Social Entrepreneurship Festival

The Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Festival 2018 is a two day event on 19 en 20 June, connecting innovative business models to new economic thinking. The first day is Conference Day and the second is Academic Day.

Day 1: Conference Day (19 June)
Kate Raworth

Economist and writer of Doughnut Economics

Harry Hummels

Professor, Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University

Joost de Laat

Professor in Global Economic Challenges, Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe

Guido van Staveren van Dijk

Founder Moyee Coffee

Marjan Minnesma

Director of Urgenda 

Henk Jan Beltman

Chief Chocolate Officer Tony's Chocolonely

For a detailed timetable, please visit Day 1 - Conference Day.

For questions about this Conference Day, you can e-mail  ​

Dag 2: Academic Day
Ute Stephan

Ute Stephan is Professor at Aston Business School and the Director of the Aston Centre for Research into International Entrepreneurship and Business.

Joost de Laat

Joost de Laat is Professor at the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges and the Utrecht School of Economics (UGlobe).

Academic paper development sessions

In the afternoon you can join Academic paper development sessions led by Niels Bosma. For participation in this event, it is required to submit a paper in progress and to review two other submissions. There will be a limited number of spots available for young researchers without submitting a paper in progress. If you’re interested in joining the paper development workshop, please submit your paper description before the 21st of May. Information on the submission will follow by email after registration. Further questions can be directed to: