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Developed at the University of Amsterdam and the Copenhagen Business School

Our program was developed over a period of four years (2010-2014) at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and at the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). Recently, our program was accredited at Rhodes Business School.


I never ever would have
believed it was possible
to come up with, and
start businesses within
five days

BRIDGIT EVANS - MD, SA Breweries Foundation

Socionext helps people to come up with, start and sustain a business. All within five days.

Socionext offers a five-day accelerated workshop that teaches people how to come up with, start and sustain a business. Does that sound fast? Yes, it does! but it leads to real and lasting results.

We focus on social innovation and entrepreneurship, and take participants through a step-by-step process: from the first ideas through prototype design and the development of a realistic viable product.


In a recent survey (February 2017) of 250 participants in our 2016 program for unemployed youth in some of the poorest areas of the country, where unemployment is up to 60%, we found some surprising results.

Of the 99 people who responded to our survey, more than 41% are still active in the businesses started during our program in 2016.

A further 18% have started other businesses.

12% have found employment

10 % have gone back to school or started university studies