The Forum’s Pitch Olympics

During Social Enterprise World Forum 2017, we’ll be holding a Pitch Olympics, an exciting pitch competition between social entrepreneurs from across the world.

The Pitch Olympics, run by The Ākina Foundation and The Difference Incubator, gives you the opportunity to come along and learn from others and/or participate in pitching to a room full of international investors and leaders. If you are a trading social entrepreneur and seek investment, and would like to compete in the Pitch Olympics and get a free ticket for SEWF 2017, be sure to register your interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 9th of April, and we will send you more information about the application process.

Welcome to Our New Partners

It’s thanks to our incredible partners that we’re able to make Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 an unforgettable experience for you. 

The Pacific Business Trust have come on board as a silver partner with us. Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira, Chairman of the Pacific Business Trust, stated: “It’s been absolutely fantastic seeing an increased Pasifika role in social enterprise. We’re excited to collaborate with Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 to reflect this, and to encourage the rest of the Pasifika community in New Zealand to consider the value of social enterprise.”
  Inspiring Stories will be working with us over the next 6 months to help young people meaningfully engage with SEWF 2017, in order to allow them to dive straight into the world of Social Enterprise.
  Last, but certainly not least, Pioneers Post have joined us as our first media partner. They’re a UK-based online magazine which specialises in social enterprise so will contribute great expertise and networks to the Forum.

NZ Bursary Fund Applications Closing Soon!

If you’re working in a social enterprise in New Zealand or aspiring to make an impact in the sector and need financial support to get to SEWF 2017, make sure you apply for the NZ Bursary Fund. This fund will assist diverse participation and increased connectivity of New Zealand’s leading social entrepreneurs at SEWF 2017. You could receive a free ticket, a contribution towards your accommodation, and/or a contribution towards you travel costs. Applications close April 13th so be sure to apply now.