Social Enterprise Festival Weekend

Festival Venue:

The Viewing Deck, Palace Hotel, The Old Town Island - Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown – Dubai.

Festival Opening Times:

2:00pm Friday 26th to 10:00pm Saturday 27th, 2016

To celebrate the achievements of the social enterprise projects developed by the 50 UAE national social entrepreneurs on our 'Kafa'at Social Entrepreneurship Program' on the 26th and 27th February 2016 we are holding a weekend of activities to showcase and promote social enterprise in the Emirates.

The 'Kafa'at Social entrepreneurship program' is part of the Emirates Foundations' mission statement to educate, inform and mobilize youth to become active participants in social development. Programmed by the Impact Hub Dubai, over four months 50 UAE nationals attracted to doing social good through enterprise have under gone during 2 weekend day boot camps, social impact clinics and webinars with global experts to developed innovative solutions to their community's challenges, which they will pitch on Saturday, 27th February 2016.

Festival Agenda

Day - 1: Friday February 26th 2016

2:00pm Social Enterprise Festival opens to the public.
2:00 to 6:00 pm (Open to the Public) Brands Bazaar.
6:00 to 6:30 pm (Open to the Public) Welcome Notes by the Emirates Foundation and Impact Hub Dubai. Coffee and Tea served with light snacks.
6:30 to 8:30pm (By Invitation Only) World Café: all the brands part of the ‘Brands Bazaar’ and the Kafa’at teams will join stakeholders to map the social enterprise landscape. Tea, coffee and light snacks served.

Day - 2: Saturday February 27th 2016

1:00 to 3:30pm (Private Event) Pop Up Hubs: 3 45 minute Masterclasses to help teams prepare for their pitches. Tea, coffee and light snacks served.
4:00 to 6:30pm (Open to the Public) The 20 final pitches. The top 20 teams will have 3 minutes to present their projects and 3 minutes to answer Q&A from the judges. Break from 5:00 to 5:45pm: Tea, coffee and light snacks served.
7:00 to 8:30pm (Open to the Public) Young GCC Social Entrepreneurs Speak Out: Panel Discussion with EAAGY 2014 winners Dreams Factory, EAAGY 2015 winners Shefaa Healthcare Network, Slices and Gloworks. Moderated by Talib Hashim.
8:30 to 8:45 pm (Open to the Public) Top 3 winners announced.
8:45 to 10:00pm Refreshments and Networking.
10:00pm Exhibition Closes.