Our social entrepreneurship course

The Hand in Hand Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is an annual five-day interactive course showcasing the role of social entrepreneurs in reducing poverty, taught by Professor Kasturi Rangan of Harvard Business School. Entrepreneurs are at the heart of Hand in Hand’s model. The Social Entrepreneurship Program grew from our desire to share in leading academic research and learn from the experience of others advancing the role of entrepreneurs in development. The course combines world-class teaching with field visits and expert Q&As to explore how social entrepreneurs can empower people to work their way out of poverty, create jobs and drive economic growth. Participants include:

  • Social entrepreneurs
  • NGO executives
  • Microfinance leaders
  • Government officials
  • Social investors
  • Philanthropists
  • Academics

The course always runs in developing countries – to date  in South Africa (2013), Kenya (2012) and India (2011).

Professor Kash Rangan, teaching the social entrepreneurship course


Participants of the Social Entrepreneurship course in class discussion


"Kash Rangan is an outstanding lecturer and is brilliant at leading classroom discussions of fascinating and practical case studies. Be careful if you take the Hand in Hand Social Entrepreneurship Program, it just might change your life!" Christie Peacock | Founder and Chairman | Sidai Africa