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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.

Watch Bridgit Evans of the SAB Foundation give a testimonial on the Socionext 5 day business start-up programme:



In a recent survey (February 2019) among 352 participants in our 2016, 2017 and 2018 programs we found some surprising results.
These programs are for unemployed youth in some of the poorest areas of the country, where unemployment is up to 60%.

Of the 352 people who responded to our survey, 49% are still active in business

11% are still in the businesses created during the workshop
while 38% have gone on to start other businesses

20% have found employment

7% have gone back to school or started university studies