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From the 1st to 4th of July 2024, 20 representatives of social enterprises and 10 trainers from Italy, Greece, Finland and Spain gathered in Rome to apply the principles of 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲! The training activities took place at Tor Vergata University – Department of Economics and Business.

On the 1st of July, after a welcoming session by the staff of the Welcome Office of Tor Vergata University, the participants were engaged in interactive theoretical and practical sessions on 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲. After these theoretical sessions, participants, divided into small mixed groups, had the opportunity to start developing their own 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭s.

On day 2, participants attended a workshop on context analysis and system thinking. They then went on a field visit to Agricoltura Capodarco Soc. Coop. sociale, a social enterprise committed to employing disadvantaged groups, protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. Day 3 focused on developing 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 using the OBCD Business Model Canvas. In the afternoon, participants went on a field visit to Binario95, a social hub for the reception and support of homeless people in Rome.

The last day was Pitch Day! The 5 groups of participants had the opportunity to present their 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 and business models:

  • RotAdventure
  • Ranking – Climbing high Ranking in the sky
  • Opus Nexus – Connecting work
  • EcoTribu
  • G.I.S.A

Watch the interviews with some of the OBCD Bootcamp participants below.

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