Many of us might have heard of the term “social entrepreneur”, but do you know what it really means? A social entrepreneur is simply a person who sets up an enterprise that attempts to find solutions to social problems. Cambodia is no stranger to this community; social enterprises here have been gaining more and more traction over the years, with many more people and organisations stepping forward with their ideas to make life better for people.
With so many organisations dedicating their time to generating positive social impacts, Social Enteprise Cambodia was founded as a hub for the social entrepreneurship community here. As you might already know, they recently opened Impact Hub right in the heart of Phnom Penh as well. Taking up residence on the top floor of the Joma Bakery Café on Norodom Boulevard, Impact Hub provides a co-working space for an international connection of people, places, and programs that motivates, connects, and sets off impact.
Almost 2 months since its opening and Impact Hub has already hosted several weekly events and talks, seeing guests such as Geeks in Cambodia’s very own co-founder Adrienne Ravez, CEO of InSTEDD Channe Suy, and many more. They’ve also hosted several workshops such as a theatrical thinking workshop, tips for accounting, and so on.
As part of their weekly Impact Talks event, this week will feature inspiring and well known social entrepreneurs from all around Phnom Penh. Kickstart the weekend over a glass of wine while you delve into their journey through social entrepreneurship, and leave the talk with valuable insights about the community.
The talk will be held this Friday, 10th July, from 6pm to 8pm at Impact Hub. Speakers include Bunleang Chang, CEO of Brown Coffee, Channe Suy, InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia Regional Lead, Akira Morita, Founder of Design Kompany and Sarah Rhodes, an eco-warrior who will be leading a “Plastic Free July” event at Impact Hub this Saturday, from 9am to 12pm. The workshop aims to hold talks on how to cut down on the use of plastic in the Kingdom for a more environmentally friendly country.
So, what are you waiting for? Registration for both workshops is free, and you get to network with people over drinks as well! Click here to register now for Impact Talks, and here to register for the Plastic Free July workshop on Saturday. Keep updated with the latest news from Impact Hub at their official Facebook page here.
Additionally, for the first time ever, Social Enteprise Cambodia will also be touring all around the Kingdom with their Social Entrepreneurship Launchpad training in Khmer. Find out more about this exciting initiative here.