Meet the international community of Social Impact Award in Bucharest!

Heropreneurship can act as a dangerous driver for a lack of wellbeing among social entrepreneurs, causing burn out, anxiety and a constant feeling of busyness. We want to break the myth of the Hero Entrepreneur by discussing the importance of wellbeing, as a pre-condition for long term impact.

As an international community, Social Impact Award puts a lot of emphasis on the wellbeing of young social entrepreneurs. By design, we integrate different elements throughout the incubation phase, so that we help our finalists & alumni develop a culture of wellbeing, for themselves and for their ventures. In order to celebrate that, during the event we will also introduce the 15 SIA Finalists of Romania and we will share the amazing experiences we have prepared for their learning journey with SIA 2019.

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Agenda at a glance

On June 14th 2019, we will gather to discuss the Myth of Heropreneurship, together with representatives from 15+ countries and SIA’s international team & Board of Advisors. Join us at Maastricht School of Management (Dacia 99, 3rd floor) and enjoy an insightful evening.

6:00 pm  |  Welcome Note
by Jakob Detering, Managing Director of SIA International

6:10 pm  |  The Entrepreneur’s Insights
What I learned about wellbeing while leading a fast-growing social business
by Dita Přikrylová, CEO & Founder of Czechitas

6:20 pm  |  Wellbeing at Social Impact Award
An evidence-based perspective
by Peter Vandor, Founder & Academic Director of SIA International

6:35 pm  |  Panel on “Building a Culture of Wellbeing”
Panelists (moderated by Jakob Detering, Managing Director of SIA International):
– Elena Calistru, Chair & Co-founder at Funky Citizens
– Franz-Karl Prüller, Chair of SIA’s Advisory Board
– Corina Angelescu, Country Coordinator of SIA Romania

7:20 pm  |  Introducing the SIA Finalists of 2019 from Romania
What are Romania’s current most promising social enterprise ideas?

8:00 pm  |  Networking & Drinks
Connect with like-minded social innovators and the international SIA community


“We’ve entered an era of heropreneurship, where reverence for the heroic social entrepreneur has led countless people to pursue a career path that promises opportunities to save the world, gain social status, and earn money, all at the same time.”
Daniela Papi-Thornton


Social Impact Award, founded in 2009, runs education and incubation programs in more than 15 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to support early-stage social entrepreneurs in developing and implementing innovative business solutions to tackle the most important societal challenges of our times. We do so by hosting events and organizing workshops to raise awareness for social entrepreneurship, teaching the necessary skills to navigate from vague intentions to promising ventures, providing access to networks and promoting the best teams with the Social Impact Award.

In Romania, Social Impact Award is co-organised by Universitatea Alternativă, Social Innovation Solutions and Global Shapers Bucharest Hub, with the support of our sponsors, BCR and Enel România. Event Partners: Maastricht School of Management Romania


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