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Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship

In January 2009, the Centre for Nonprofit Management, School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, in association with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, and with the philanthropic support of the Iris O'Brien Foundation, launched the Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship – a unique and innovative programme with the primary purpose of creating an intellectual ‘home' for research, education and dialogue on social entrepreneurship in Ireland.

For more information on the Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship aims click here.

The Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship consists of teaching, research and dialogue:

Teaching Social Entrepreneurship

We offer the following courses:

• i. BU4620 Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation (UG)

• ii. BU7550 Social Entrepreneurship (PG MSc)

• iii. MBA Social Entrepreneurship Project


Research on Social Entrepreneurship

In 2010, the Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship, Trinity College Dublin, carried out exploratory research to examine the characteristics, behaviours and facets of Irish Social Entrepreneurial Enterprises. For more details on the research, and to download the Report findings and Snapshot click here.

• i. Mapping Social Entrepreneurship in Ireland

• ii. Recent paper/ publications (coming soon)

• iii. Recent Conferences (coming soon)


Dialogue on Social Entrepreneurship

• The Speaker Series has been running since 2010 bringing to Dublin Social Entrepreneurs from around the world

• Useful links to Social Entrepreneurship in Ireland and internationally (coming soon)


TCD Students in Social Entrepreneurship: "Be a Social Entrepreneur"

The MBA full time student Social Entrepreneurship Week 2013 begins on 15th July 2013 and this semester we are delighted to be working with social entrepreneurs from the WaveChange programme, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. Click here to see the WaveChange Social Entrepreneurs for 2013.


The Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship is made possible with support from:

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Last updated 10 June 2013 by cnm.