Last November, Close the Gap’s Operations Director Inge Knapen was guest speaker at the VUB Social Entrepreneurship Fair, organised by the VUB Chair for Social Entrepreneurship.
The goal of the night was to share ideas on how to build a sustainable future. At this event and with the help of examplesInge Knapen shared how Close the Gap aims to bridge the digital divide between developed and developing countries by supporting local projects and young African entrepreneurs.
Close the Gap, together with Solvay Business School (VUB), Wolters Kluwer Belgium and Euroclear, founded the VUB Chair for Social Entrepreneurship in 2015. This chair provides support for research on social entrepreneurship. The organisation attempts to answer questions such as ‘how can innovation be better supported by society?’ and ‘which business models work for social entrepreneurs?’ among others. The chair stresses the importance of combiningscientific research and the creation of a platform that helps social entrepreneurs. The platform provides access to a relevant network for these entrepreneurs, as well as help them with advice, relevant networking events among social entrepreneurs, corporations and the academic world. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Dentchy is the titular of the project.