Following the first two-week training seminar held in Cambridge, last July, 19 social entrepreneurs selected as 2011 Fellows met from January 3 to January 6 at ESSEC Business School to take part in leadership and intercultural dialogue classes, business plan strategy workshops and cultural visits. This second edition allowed 2011 Fellows to continue making progress on their respective projects after six months of further development.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are providing support to Mozaïk RH, notably by facilitating new partnerships. In 2009, Estelle Barthélémy, co-founder of the HR non-profit, completed an Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship in social entrepreneurship. On October 18, 2011, the Edmond de Rothschild Group confirmed its commitment to hands-on sponsorship by joining forces with Mozaïk RH to launch a program with a strong social impact.
After a successful start to their Scale Up program in 2010 working with two social enterprises - Puerto Cacao and Extramuros - the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations together with the Institut de l’Innovation et de l’Entrepreneuriat Social (IIES) of ESSEC Business School are scaling up the initiative itself, aimed at supporting the development strategies of high-potential social enterprises.
Created in Mallorca by a team of English and Mallorcan sailors and modeled on British sailing clubs, the Joves Navegants Foundation teaches underprivileged teens how to sail. The Foundation, which encourages teamwork, respect for the environment and dedication to a common interest, selects eight Mallorcan teenagers every year to take part in the famous Ruta de la Sal regatta between Barcelona and Ibiza.
The 25 social entrepreneurs selected for this year’s Ariane de Rothschild (AdR) Fellowship Program completed an intensive training course at Cambridge University last July. They received a diploma for their brilliant performance from Ariane de Rothschild at the program’s closing dinner, and are now members of the transatlantic AdR Fellows Network. Active in France, the UK and the US, the network has already recruited 75 social entrepreneurs since its creation three years ago.
Estelle Barthélémy, a 2009 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, was selected by La Tribune and its jury of specialists to receive the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in the Industry and Service category (France). This prize recognizes all the hard work Estelle and her Mozaïk RH team have accomplished!
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations attended Ashoka Changemakers’ Week to share their insight into teaching social entrepreneurship in universities.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, the Acumen Fund and Kenya’s KCB Bank Group selected 30 social entrepreneurs in East Africa for its one-year executive program, which is aimed at offering these leaders an opportunity to develop their skills with seminars on leadership, development strategy and social enterprise management.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations selected 23 social entrepreneurs from France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the United States and Canada for the third session of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship program, which is aimed at developing a network of social entrepreneurs largely - but not only - from Jewish and Muslim communities.