What is Social Enterprise?
Spark Center uses the term ‘Social Enterprise’ for organizations and enterprises that apply business principles and set objectives to meet social needs.
Who is a social entrepreneur?
Owners of social enterprises are called ‘Social Entrepreneurs’: They are those who recognize a need in a community and determine to find and implement a lasting solution through businesses and business practices that are sustainable and beneficial to the community.
Where does Spark operate?
Though we operate from Hanoi, we work across the country and the onsite marketplace events are held wherever there is the most need for business capacity development services.
How does an organization benefit from Spark services?
We are on the lookout for both deserving enterprises and development partners with interests in social entrepreneurship. We then mix and match both groups to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Check our website for calls for proposals.
What are the criteria for selecting partner social enterprises?
Vietnamese individuals, profit or non-profit organizations working in the business or civil society sector with:
- Innovative and sound business models with demonstrated positive social impacts at scale
- Business solutions with sustainable financial models
- Experience in implementing projects
What is the marketplace?
This is a service to help enterprises become investment ready and/or scale-up their operations. Through on-site events in business hubs across the country, we facilitate the exchange and connection between enterprises and business incubators. You may read more about the events here and also discover our online marketplace.