About Festival 2016

News on 6 Dec , 2016

The Second International Festival of Social Entrepreneurship organized by National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University, Russia) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, United States) is to be held on 12-15th December, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Second Festival of Social Entrepreneurship is organized among the Universities all over the world in order to share best practices of social entrepreneurship used in Global Universities. The Festival is also designed to provide university students with opportunities to practice and to develop the skills necessary for social enterprise and community projects in partnership with nonprofit organizations and businesses.

The event also provides students with the tools necessary for managing and creating social enterprises through the acceleration program designed to be both instructive and practice-oriented.

26 teams from 6 countries: Russia, USA, Switzerland, India, Ireland and Cameroon take part in the Festival 2016. During the Festival every team have coworking with professionals of social entrepreneurship. For defining 5 winners participants present their projects to the experts on 14th December.

Experts of education program and participants take part in culture program including excursion around ITMO University and St. Petersburg.

The schedule of the Festival can be found here.