Global social business conference of Creative Shock gathers around 300 young, ambitious and socially responsible people each year. The main goal of the conference is to introduce young leaders with the model of social business and challenges of dealing with social problems through business perspective. The conference invites Lithuanian and foreign social entrepreneurs and leaders who share their insights and experience about social business and various ways of contributing to the society. This conference is a great place not only to increase awareness about social entrepreneurship but also to meet and establish professional networks with leaders of social business around the world.
Last Year's Speakers
Dream Big, Start Young: Practical Tips on Starting a Global Social Enterprise
Bonnie joined TSIC in autumn 2014 and leads on the firm’s high-value client work and international growth. She gained valuable insights on cross-sector collaboration through her diverse working experiences, ranging from big corporations like HSBC, to international NGOs like Amnesty International and Equality Now, to the Hong Kong government. She is also the Founder and CEO of an award-winning social enterprise which equips marginalised women and girls with photography training and digital skills. She has recently been listed as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur in Europe.
She is the Coordinator of Women in Social Finance, a network of mid- and high-level professional women working in the field of social finance. Bonnie completed a Master’s in International Relations at the London School of Economics. She also has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she specialises in Global Business Studies. She regularly speaks on topics of social entrepreneurship and youth leadership across the world, most prominently at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting in 2016 presented by President Clinton.
Socking in to the future of business!
Josh Turner is a young serial social entrepreneur, who has focused his time and effort on building great disruptive companies with social betterment at their core. Currently Founder and CEO of Stand4 Ventures, which created the award winning Stand4 Socks. Josh is regular commenter and speaker on the power of social enterprise and entrepreneurialism for young people around the world.
Stay motivated! Don't let obstacles in the way kill your startup idea.
Hector is a Swiss-Chilean entrepreneur; co-founder and business developer of social clothing venture beyondBeanie.com. Born and raised in Chile, Hector left his country after his secondary education to go study Business Administration at California State University Fullerton in the USA.
During his studies, Hector had already started a successful part-time photography business, which he then continued to develop as a full-time enterprise after graduation. Years later, Hector got married to his high-school sweetheart, a Swiss National and left California to move to Lausanne, where he completed a Master in Management at HEC Lausanne, a city which he uses as the base of operations to grow the social enterprise.
Building a brand to last!
After pursuing a career as a Management Consultant, Ruth joined Belu as the Marketing Manager. Belu is a leading British Social Enterprise that offers the most ethical choice in water service from bottled mineral water, to filtration systems. Belu are carbon neutral and use highly recycled material in their bottles. To date, Belu have donated £2.2million to WaterAid, who work to make clean water normal for everyone, everywhere.
Social Alchemist, Edutainer, Creative Campaigner. Jurgis is hard to pin down with conventional labels. By seamlessly mixing his passion for music and social phenomenon, this Colombian-Lithuanian proves that an artist can do much more than just entertain; he can transform, enlighten and inspire.
His colorful background, ranging from Eurovision to EU consultant, allows him to transcend formats effortlessly and connect with audiences in arenas packed with thousands of people, corporate boardrooms, government institutions, and kindergartens alike.