Wednesday, 9 September 2015


On September 10, MakeSense, Factory Berlin, and The Grameen Creative Lab officially launched a call for applications to participate at the MakeSense GSBS Challenge and win a ticket for the Global Social Business Summit! MakeSense and GCL have been working closely together over the years to promote social business, and also this year MakeSense will support the GCL as a Content & Community Partner for the Global Social Business Summit.

One of their concrete actions is to organize a pitch night on 16th of October where 7 social business entrepreneurs will present their social business (ideas) is front of a small jury. The first prize includes a ticket to the GSBS 2015, including a booth at the “Space for Entrepreneurs” and participation in an innovation workshop addressing the social business entrepreneur’s most pressing challenges, also hosted by MakeSense.

Please find the detailed Call for Applications here! PDF

In addition, MakeSense is actively promoting the GSBS among their “Gangster” network, which will organize a hold-up workshop during the GSBS to solve challenges of social business entrepreneurs and hosts a MKS room on 3rd of November as part of our Social Business week in Berlin. Find out more information about our Content & Community partner here:

As Germany's largest start-up campus, Factory Berlin brings best in class technology businesses together with early stage startups and talents by providing an outstanding work environment, quality events and a curated community of founders. Empowering entrepreneurs and innovators is our mission. Check them out here:


November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



6 Years of GSBS


Grameen Creative Lab YouTube Channel


On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.