Corporates and Social Entrepreneurship collaboration: a win-win situation

Launching the third edition of the Ashoka & IKEA Social Entrepreneurship partnership.

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No more mismatch between competencies and needs

Welcome to our fifth and last special episode of a podcast series developed in collaboration with Leading with social impact. In this episode, we present you to the Nordic Ashoka Fellow and founder of the first reliable weather forecasting model for near-equator areas, Liisa Smits.

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The spillover effect of sustainable livelihoods

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Sazzad Hossain, one of our three new Fellows that have been selected within the Dela Programme, a collaboration between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship Sazzad Hossain has been committed to “make the world suck less” since the 9th Grade. It...
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World Refugee Day 2021

This World Refugee Day, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka acknowledge the work of those supporting refugees all around the world.

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Rebuilding the housing industry

Stacey Epperson, Ashoka Fellow, president and founder of Next Step Network, is one of the twelve leading social entrepreneurs participating in the second edition of the Dela programme, a co-created programme between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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Mitt Liv selected by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship to participate in the Dela Programme

Mitt Liv is proud to announce its participation in the Dela Programme, a global accelerator co-created by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship. Supporting selected social entrepreneurs from around the world in their effort to scale up their operations in the most efficient way, the programme has...

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Meet our new Ashoka Fellow Pranshu Singhal, Founder of Karo Sambhav

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing Pranshu Singhal, our first new Fellow who has been selected as part of the Dela Program, a collaboration between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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“I am very thankful to feel part of this worldwide movement of changemakers", Vincent Lagacé

Today, we have the pleasure to introduce Vincent Lagacé, one of our two new Fellows that have been selected as part of the Dela Program, and one of the social entrepreneurs who will participate in the next Dela accelerator, a collaboration between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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Three leading Social Entrepreneurs receive a EUR30k grant after participating in the Dela Program

Three of the social entrepreneurs who completed the Dela programme have received a grant of 30 000 € which is helping them to overcome financial constraints and implement their innovative solutions towards greater impact and large-scale systemic change.

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Read the latest insights from the Dela Accelerator program

In April 2019, the Dela Accelerator was co-created by IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka to support social entrepreneurs and their innovative solutions for solving global challenges.

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How two women teamed up to expand entrepreneurship in Bolivia

The story of a leader at IKEA and a Bolivian social entrepreneur who collaborated across continents. Her first day in La Paz, Bolivia, Ann-Sofie Gunnarsson found herself suspended 13,000 feet in the air. Moving along the city’s cable car transit system — the tallest in the world — Ann-Sofie, a...

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See you later Changemakers!

In our first blog post about the Dela Summit, we wrote about how we hoped that being a part of the gathering would inspire us and how we were hoping to receive guidance on how our dreams can go from idea to action, essentially how to become Changemakers.

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Last day - Leadership Day

Today was the third and last day of the Dela Summit. The day was a time for the Social Entrepreneurs to reflect and get to know each other better. Together we have experienced two fun and hectic days, so therefore today was a chance for all to take a step back, and for the first time since we got...

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Day Two: Implementation Day

As one door closes, another opens. Today, the Dela Accelerator went from the strategy phase to the implementation phase. The IKEA Strategy Advisors handed over the work to the IKEA Implementation Advisors, and the work continues between them and the Social Entrepreneurs.

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Day One - Strategy Day

Kim & Linnéa here, reporting live from Delft, the Netherlands! Today has been a hectic and super exciting day. We have met many interesting and inspiring people. We started the day with a welcome meeting where Torbjörn Lööf, CEO of Inter IKEA Group, Åsa Skogström Feldt, Director of IKEA Social...

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Delft, here we come!

We’re writing to you with just a few days until we begin our exciting journey to Delft with Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship. In this post we will explain more about what is going to happen during the Dela Summit and the people we are looking forward to meeting.

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Hello Changemakers!

Linnéa and Kim here! We are writing this post because we have gotten the opportunity to participate in the Dela Summit in Delft. From 24-26 October 2019 the Dela Summit will take place in Delft, The Netherlands. We will join the Summit and share everything with you. We will post one blog post a day...

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Dela Summit

The Dela Summit, 24-26 October, is a key moment in the life of the Dela Accelerator. Here all the moving pieces of the strategic planning experience come together and culminate in a plan for how to increase the impact of the social entrepreneurs.

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IKEA and Ashoka releases the potential of social entrepreneurs with new partnership

By backing social entrepreneurs and sharing our combined knowledge, IKEA and Ashoka will contribute to the movement and growth of social entrepreneurship and give the social entrepreneurs a better chance to create, and scale, new long lasting solutions.

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