Episode 61: Interview with Professor Mariana Christen Jakob, CEO & Founder of SEIF, the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative & Foundation, based in Switzerland
Mariana is CEO & Founder of SEIF, the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative & Foundation, based in Switzerland. SEIF was established in 2010 to develop a wide variety of business creation and growth workshops, and support social businesses looking for funding – it has catalysed the development of a more professional community of social entrepreneurs and innovators in Switzerland.
The SEIF Awards for Social Entrepreneurship is the largest business plan competition in German-speaking Europe. SEIF has also recently developed the Impact Investors Circle comprising business angels, family offices and other investors interested in funding social businesses to deliver a financial return and social impact in Switzerland and across German speaking Europe.