Social Entrepreneurship for Economic Development - SEED

Social Entrepreneurship for Economic Development - SEED

Social Entrepreneurship for Economic Development - SEED

SEED is a cross-cultural program utilizing social entrepreneurship as means towards economic progress. It provides structured opportunities for students all over the world to converge interact and conduct on-site research as basis for development of real-time business plans.

General information


Theme: Innovation meets tradition 


Date: 1 - 10 August, 2019


Destination: Sa Dec, Dong Thap Muoi Province, Vietnam



800 USD (Excluding adminsitration fee of sending institution if any)

600 USD (for ALN and SALT members)


The fee cover the following: Registration fee, SEED seminar and workshop throughout the program, program kit, board and lodging (most meals, shared room or home stay), airport and land transfers (domestic transportation), certificate and tokens.

It does not include air ticket, visa fee and insurance during the programme.

The fee can be paid on the welcome day if requested.


Programme Schedule


Day 1 - Welcome and SEED workshop

Day 2 - Project kick-off meeting and transfer to village

Day 3 - Culture insights

Day 4 - Free day

Day 5 - Idea generation and site visit

Day 6 - Data gathering and opportunity assessment

Day 7 - Benchmark study and analysis

Day 8 - Business proposal writing

Day 9 - Final presentation and closing ceremony

Day 10 - Individual departure


You can find more information in the SEED brochure.




For Swiss students, please complete the application (incl. CV and letter of motivation) until February 20, 2019 using following link:


For ASEAN students, please contact your home university for application. Application deadline is May 26, 2019.





Corinne Köpfli                                                                                   

Project Coordinator SEA Center                                                     

Riggenbachstrasse 16, 4600 Olten, Switzerland                                                                                 

+41 (0) 62 957 25 21                                                                         




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