OBCD Bootcamp in Rome – turning social challenges into opportunities

From the 1st to 4th of July 2024, 20 representatives of social enterprises and 10 trainers from Italy, Greece, Finland and Spain gathered in Rome to apply the principles of ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ฆ๐ฒ! The training activities took place at Tor Vergata University – Department of Economics and Business.


On the 1st of July, after a welcoming session by the staff of the Welcome Office of Tor Vergata University, the participants were engaged in interactive theoretical and practical sessions on ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ, ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. After these theoretical sessions, participants, divided into small mixed groups, had the opportunity to start developing their own ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญs.


On day 2, participants attended a workshop on context analysis and system thinking. They then went on a field visit to Agricoltura Capodarco Soc. Coop. sociale, a social enterprise committed to employing disadvantaged groups, protecting the environment and promoting sustainability.


Day 3 focused on developing ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ using the OBCD Business Model Canvas.ย  In the afternoon, participants went on a field visit to Binario95, a social hub for the reception and support of homeless people in Rome.


The last day was Pitch Day!ย  The 5 groups of participants had the opportunity to present their ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ and business models:

โœ”๏ธ RotAdventure

โœ”๏ธ Ranking – Climbing high Ranking in the sky

โœ”๏ธ Opus Nexus – Connecting work

โœ”๏ธ EcoTribu

โœ”๏ธ G.I.S.A


Click ย here to watch interviews with some of the OBCD Bootcamp participants!