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
TGC.ag

Georg von Schnurbein
Center for Philanthropy Studies, University of Basel

Meet the investor


Hilti the Foundation

Hilti Foundation

Meet the Team

Marisol

Marisol Borbon

Markus

Markus Schär

Markus Wursthorn

Markus Wursthorn

Nishanthi

Nishanthi Prabha

Pasindu Mahakumara

Pasindu Mahakumara

Abeyrathne

N.R. Abeyrathne

Rainer

Rainer Kirchhofer

Nadeera

Nadeera Jayathilake

Roland

Roland Hund

Stefan

Stefan Barth

Sujith

Sujith Mahakumara

Yulia

Yulia Bolotina

Uditha

Uditha Kumari

Ulrich

Ulrich Dobler

Maragallage

Maragallage Kanthi Sriyalatha

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