2nd CAS in Global Social Entrepreneurship Program

BOOKBRIDGE builds business and leadership skills through experiential learning. In our Global Social Entrepreneurship Program, candidates from the Global North join hands with talents from the Global South to learn state-of-the-art business skills and develop as responsible leaders while creating community-based learning centers as worthwhile tangible social enterprises.

15 talents have participated in the 2nd Global Social Entrepreneurship Program
1 social enterprise has been created
EUR 20,000 have been invested
The team: Sri Lankan and European candidates
The GSE2 Team North and Team South in Kekirawa, Sri Lanka

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Key take aways for candidates

Do‘s or change after the program

  • Spend more time to understand your counterpart by asking questions
  • Give more and better feedback to your team members
  • Clarify structures and roles upfront before start of a project
  • Take unforeseen developments easy and apply a “keep it simple” attitude
  • Take failures less personally and see it as a learning opportunity

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New competencies learnt

  • Working together in a virtual team across cultures and time zones
  • Applying the Business Model Canvas to generate business ideas
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating a business plan from scratch
  • Delivering a convincing investor pitch using storytelling
  • Delivering results under time pressure and uncertainty

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Key Learnings for BOOKBRIDGE

Meet the Community Hero

Sampath Senawatte
Community Hero

Meet the coaches

Emilie Barallon
Business Coach

Eranda Ginige
Business Coach
Social Enterprise LK

Dr. Heike Rudolf von Rohr
Leadership Coach

Georg von Schnurbein
Center for Philanthropy Studies, University of Basel

Meet the investor

Hilti the Foundation

Hilti Foundation

Meet the Team


Marisol Borbon


Markus Schär

Markus Wursthorn

Markus Wursthorn


Nishanthi Prabha

Pasindu Mahakumara

Pasindu Mahakumara


N.R. Abeyrathne


Rainer Kirchhofer


Nadeera Jayathilake


Roland Hund


Stefan Barth


Sujith Mahakumara


Yulia Bolotina


Uditha Kumari


Ulrich Dobler


Maragallage Kanthi Sriyalatha

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