Day 1: Conference Day

Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Social Entrepreneurship Festival 2016
Professor Muhammad Yunus during the festival.

On Tuesday 19 June, the SEF Conference Day, we offer a bold mix of knowledge from academia and businesses, to trigger new thoughts and directions in the aim to contribute to solutions for the societal challenges we are facing.

Day 1, Conference Day is sold out!

It is however possible, to get on the wait list. Please send an e-mail to the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative:


Programme 08:30 – 17:30 SEF 2018 19th June Conference DAY

Stay tuned for more updates on our programme!

08:30 – 12:15 Morning programme

08:30 Registration

09:00 Opening festival and welcome address by Janneke Plantenga

Dean of the faculty Law, Economics and Governance

09:15 Keynote: Kate Raworth, economist and writer of Doughnut Economics

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 Panel: Rethinking economic principles towards societal challenges in the 21 century

Moderated by Niels Bosma, Associate Professor and co-founder of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

  • Kate Raworth, economist and writer of Doughnut Economics
  • Joost de Laat, Professor in Global Economic Challenges, Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges, UGlobe
  • Marjan Minnesma, director of Urgenda
  • Guido van Staveren van Dijk, Founder Moyee Coffee
  • Han de Jong, Chief Economist ABN AMRO

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30 -17:15 Afternoon programme

13:00 Pitchsessions

  • Lemonaid – Tessa Nikopoulos
  • Mestic - Jalila Essaïdi

13:45 Expert session: Impact and industry leadership in commodity value chains, the case of the Cocoa

  • Milande Busquet, PhD candidate at Utrecht University
  • Henk Jan Beltman, Chief Chocolate Officer Tony’s Chocolonely

14:30 Breakouts - Choose your breakout in the registration form

A. The true price of our products, an assessment of value creation – presented by True Price

B. How to stay on track with a sustainable strategy as a public company - presented by Sjoerd Kamerbeek van Van Doorne and Roy Reesakkers (Utrecht University)

C. Developing the Dutch ecosystem for social entrepreneurship - presented by Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

D. How can changemakers create a change making community? – presented by Justdiggit (to be confirmed)

E. New economic thinking, innovative financing solutions in the Agri Commodities value chain - presented by ABN AMRO 

16:00 Expert session: How to foster cooperation between social enterprises and industry leaders

Moderated by Harry Hummels, Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University

  • Lukas Hoex, Manager Strategic Growth at DSM-NIAGA
  • Jan Willem Scheijgrond, Head of international partnerships at Philips
  • Wouter Scheepens, partner at Steward Redqueen

17:00 Closing remarks by Anton Pijpers

President of the Executive board Utrecht University

17:15 - 18:00 Social drinks and bites

Social Entrepreneurship Festival
Earlier edition of the Social Entrepreneurship Festival