A global phenomenon or a contemporary mystery, social entrepreneurship may be described as a blend of business, innovation and responsibility with positive impact on problems such as lack of education, poverty, unemployment and many more. 

Alpha Ω is aiming to support the growth and development of social entrepreneurship in our country. Within a day, 4 entrepreneurs from 4 different parts of the world will share global knowledge and hands-on experience on social entrepreneurship. This is a unique opportunity for BULGARIA to host such forum and meet professionals from CHILE, MOROCCO, SOUTH AFRICA and ZIMBABWE. Alpha Ω will provide space to learn, collaborate and connect with your future partners. Our speakers will share practical examples from diverse topics, which can be modified and applied to local context. Ultimate goal: to create a positive legacy of inspiration for future entrepreneurial feats. Alpha Ω is jointly initiated by alumni of the premier International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Sofia and BILI. 



Please note that travel costs and accommodation in Sofia are at your expense.

 due to reaching the maximum amount of participants.


  • Fundamentals and Tools for Funding a Social Entrepreneurship Project.
  • The Art of Networking as the Essence of Building a Strong Social Enterprise.
  • What Challenges are Facing Female Entrepreneurs Globally?
  • Can We Solve problems of Humanity through Entrepreneurship?
  • How Business and School Sports Engage into a successful Initiative? 


Ismail LAHSINI is from Casablanca, Morocco. Over the last 10 years he has been engaged in promoting entrepreneurship and supporting entrepreneurs in Morocco and Africa. Ismail accompanied the creation and development of over 500 companies as Senior Consultant of International Entrepreneurship Morocco. For 5 seasons he produced and hosted the radio show "Meet Entrepreneurs" and "Entrepreneurs of Morocco". Ismail is Associate Expert at the Entrepreneurship Research Laboratory of the University Hassan II Casablanca and member of the National Team Morocco Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Since 2007 he has been teaching entrepreneurship and innovation at the Master of Entrepreneurship University Hassan II in Casablanca. In 2015, Ismail co-founded and directed Financiny® a web platform that facilitates access to finance for small enterprises.

Nwabisa MAYEMA comes from Cape Town, South Africa. As an entrepreneur with a zest for life and adventure Nwabisa is passionate about developing female entrepreneurs across the African continent. In July she became one of the 100 Young Independents of South Africa. As the Executive Director (one of two) of Nnfinity, she focuses on delivering knowledge and insights to multinational corporations and globally-minded education institutions on social entrepreneurship and female-specific enterprise development. She also lectures to MBA students as Visiting Faculty at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. In 2005 Nwabisa was selected as one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in South Africa. 

Chenjerai KATANDA is from Harare, Zimbabwe, where he founded the School Sports Network (SSN). SSN is designed to help talented student athletes reach their dreams by creating an online platform to document sports achievements. He is working closely with high schools in Zimbabwe to improve statistical record-keeping online. Chenje is also taking advantage of our digital age and successfully works with companies in Zimbabwe to build strong community relationships, while simultaneously promoting their brand and supporting school sports development.

Camila URZÚA is from Santiago de Chile. She is a Deputy director at SociaLab, a social incubator with presence in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. After the 8.8 earthquake that hit Chile in 2010, Camila worked with numerous civic movements providing humanitarian aid to victims. In addition, Camila focused her efforts on helping human trafficking victims and refugees. At present, all her efforts are directed towards improving social projects through development of different entrepreneurial and social impact methodologies.


Lectures will start at ten o'clock sharp. Registration at the spot will open at least half an hour in advance. Official program will be published in September. Stay tuned!
More Questions? We are happy to answer. Contact alphaomega@bili-bg.org for details.


The Alpha Ω Academy of Social Entrepreneurship is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Sofia. 

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