Local workshops for budding change makers and existing social entrepreneurs to improve their skills!

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Workshop: A Purpose-Driven Approach to Business Model Design

Date: 6 May 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Where: NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Clove & Lemongrass Seminar Rooms, 11 Kent Ridge Drive
Fee: SGD$25. Upon registration, we will contact you directly regarding payment.


In this workshop, we introduce a purpose-driven approach to business model design, developed by the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, that puts the achievement of social impact as the primary design goal, and adapts the traditional Business Model Canvas to more effectively explore how different business models can be developed to achieve those impacts. This design approach also highlights how the financial requirements of a business model can be met with different financing models, and shows how the tensions between achieving social impacts and meeting financing requirements can be resolved through the design of an appropriate stakeholder model that generates a “shared-purpose” between the social entrepreneur and other stakeholders.

The workshop will use concrete examples of actual social ventures to illustrate how social impacts and financial viability are achieved in practice using this purpose-driven approach to business model design. Workshop participants are then invited to apply this holistic analytical framework to examine their own social venturing ideas, and to share their new learnings.

Workshop Facilitator: Prof Wong Poh Kam, Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre and Professor of Entrepreneurship at NUS Business School


Workshop: Introduction to Business Model

Date: 11 May 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Virtual workshop on WeChat


For friends in China, we have an upcoming workshop via WeChat group on 11 May (Thursday), hosted by Non-Profit Incubator 恩派公益组织发展中心. The trainer, Ms Li Shuang, will facilitate discussions about building a good business model.

How to join: Scan the QR code below –

In partnership with: Non-Profit Incubator 恩派公益组织发展中心



Workshop: Driving Innovation for Social Enterprise

Date: 26 April 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 09.00 – 17.00 WIB
Where: Jakarta, DBS Tower 34th Floor, Jln. Prof Dr Satrio Kuningan Jakarta Selatan


Social enterprises have been growing rapidly in the past 10 years in the region to address many challenging social and environmental issues. In dealing with these issues often times social enterprises need to innovate to find better solutions to benefit society and environment.

This workshop is conducted to help social enterprises better design their value propositions to approach problems they are trying to solve. In the first part of the workshop, you will be given exercises to map and refine approaches social enterprises are using in their business models. The second part showcases an innovative model by existing social enterprise, and an explanation of DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia as a great opportunity to promote and gain support for innovative social ventures in the region.


  1. Romy Cahyadi (Executive Director – UnLtd Indonesia)
  2. MyCotech (2016 Awardee of DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme)

In partnership with: Unltd Indonesia



Facebook Live Workshop

Date: 4 May 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 19:30-21:00
Where: 社企流 Social Enterprise Insights Facebook page


  • Introduction of DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia
  • Interview with OurCityLove Co-founder, Momo Huang (2016 SVCAsia Jury Prize winner)
  • Competition logistics and timeline
  • Q&A / Discussion

Facilitator: Michael Chen, General Manager

In partnership with: 社企流 Social Enterprise Insights