2013 Madrid Social Entrepreneurship Conference and ISEP Reunion
25-27 April 2013
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) was the site of this year’s INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Conference: “Technology, Innovation and Social Change” on 25 - 26 April. More than 150 people from more than two dozen countries participated in the invigorating event populated with speeches, roundtables, panels, pitching sessions, and many opportunities for networking. Even more events surrounded the conference itself including a student venture competition, site visits, the ISEP Reunion and the magic of Madrid itself.
The topics and activities focused on innovative applications of technology, both high-tech and basic-tech that enable social entrepreneurs to address important unmet social needs. It drew upon the unique expertise brought by INSEAD’s diverse global network of social entrepreneurs, partners including Fundación Banesto, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Telefónica, idtUPM, ONGAWA-Ingeniería para el desarrollo humano, and more.
Bagua Mundi, an innovative social venture start up which develops, promotes and sells products to disinfect drinking water for emergencies won the student venture competition. Based at the Universidad de Cádiz, Bagua Mundi will receive an award sponsored by ONGAWA (Ingeniería para el desarrollo humano), Fundación Banesto and INSEAD.
The annual ISEP Reunion brought together more than 30 ISEP graduates from our global network representing 17 countries and 11 of the 13 ISEP cohorts and a wide range of social business ventures.
See more photos in the ISEP Facebook group.