Rosbank held a training conference for the participants of “Start Differently” program

    13 September

The conference for social entrepreneurs was held in Rosbank Head Office. It started the training program for social entrepreneurs and NGO that make life of the people with disabilities called “Start Differently”. The program was launched by Rosbank in collaboration with Impact Hub Moscow.

12 perspective social projects from Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions, Kaliningrad, Irkutsk and Novokuznetsk. This training program gives participants the opportunity to work on the business model and build a sustainable business. During two days of the conference, social entrepreneurs found out how to improve the stability of an organization through entrepreneurship and how to build up a team work. Also they learned how to test their assumptions on the target audience. The experts in the field of social entrepreneurship and business modelling were there to help the participants, namely Igor Dubinnikov, StartUpTour, StartUpVillage and Open Innovation speaker and host, Yevgeniya Ogarkova, a well-known coach, Anastasia Gulyavina, a co-founder of Impact Hub Moscow, and the others.

During the networking evening, the participants were able to communicate with successful social entrepreneurs and experts. Olga Ryabova, an independent expert in the field of social entrepreneurship, Igor Novikov, a co-founder of the Everland project for the employment of the physically-challenged people, and Alexandra Schyotkina, Head of Altzrus (the first Alzheimer-café in Russia).

Elena Kojadei

Director of Communications and Advertising Department of Rosbank

The event program was elaborated taking into account the specific features of social entrepreneurship on the junction of business and philanthropy. It is important for us that the participants would be able to understand how to unite such notions as social contribution and profit during two months. The opportunity to interact with experts in different fields in order to integrate ready-made solutions into their businesses plays the key role here. We try to apply the personal approach to every project that is why every participant will have its own development plan in addition to general program. We hope that these two days gave the participants the necessary impulse for forming successful business-models.