The awards & social enterpreneurship conventions - 2017
. . . " Empowering Africa’s Most Outstanding Young Social Entrepreneurs - Supporting ' Business With a Purpose'!
In 2017, the Invictus Prize Awards Gala and Social Entrepreneurship Conventions will recognize, bring together, deliberate with, empower and honour 150 of the most outstanding young social entrepreneurs Africa has to offer, and afterwards continue to support and empower millions more - established and aspiring young entrepreneurs - across the continent and beyond through Regional Summits, National Summits, the Mentorship Programme and the Invictus SE Network. The IP conventions will include leadership and social enterprise forums, exhibitions, screening of the Invictus Documentary, finally culminating with the Awards Gala.
Eight Invictus Prizes will be awarded: 7 Thematic prizes:
The Invictus Prize was created to give young people a unique platform, the skills, tools and resources to use social entrepreneurship and ICTs4D. to effectively address unemployment, poverty, health issues , food insecurity and environmental degradation while also promoting region integration.
Social entrepreneurs recognize social problems and use entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage ventures to achieve social change - a social venture. While a business entrepreneur typically measures performance in profit and return, a social entrepreneur focuses on creating social capital. Thus, the main aim of social entrepreneurship is to further social and environmental goals - but this need not preclude making a profit.
The Agenda in Brief: