Young Challengers' & Pioneers' Meeting

The GSBS Social Business Young Challengers’ and Young Pioneers' Meeting will take place two days prior to the main event (4th and 5th November).

Young Challengers' & Pioneers' Meeting

Adress of the venue

MakeSense
11 Rue Biscornet, 75012 Paris


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It is a pre-meeting for students and young professionals up to the age of 35 years to discuss the concept of social business, network and develop own social business ideas. The Young Challengers and Young Pioneers will have the opportunity to challenge the experts during GSBS with their questions and comments.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th

- Lunch and snacks are provided
- Dinner is not provided
- The day starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. after the MakeSense Room with Prof. Muhammad Yunus

09:00 – 09:30 WELCOME

09:30 – 10:00 ICEBREAKER

10:00 – 10:30 OPENING SESSION

  • Presentation of MakeSense, YY Goshti & AIT

  • Planning of the week-end
Young Pioneers Meeting

10:30 - 12:00 TRAINING & PRACTICE #1

  • Salle des défis


  • Lean startup
Young Challengers` Meeting

11:30 – 12:00 TEAM CREATION

  • Pitch of projects or ideas
Young Challengers` Meeting & BNP Leaders for Tomorrow

10:30 – 11:00 WHAT IS SOCIAL BUSINESS?


  • What is social business by AIT Thailand

  • Link with the SDGs by MakeSense

11:00 – 11:30 INSPIRATION SESSION

  • Presentation of inspiring projects

    Shishir Water, YY Goshti
, Photopreneurs, YY Goshti
, A French entrepreneur, SenseCube
BNP Leaders for Tomorrow

11:30 - 12:00 WORKSHOP

  • first floor 
By the YY Delegation from Bangladesh

12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK

13:00 – 13:30 PITCH SESSION

  • Pitchs of the pioneers' projects
Young Pioneers Meeting

13:30 - 14:30 WORLD CAFE

  • meeting rooms
 Tables with specific thematics for sharing experience between peers : community, social impact, team work

14:30 - 17:00 TRAINING & PRACTICE #2

  • Salle des défis

  • Business model
Young Challengers` Meeting

13:30 – 17:00 SENSEFICTION


  • - Issue understanding

  • - Benchmark of existing solutions

  • - Concept creation
  • - Storyboard
- Pitch &am; action plan
BNP Leaders for Tomorrow

13:30 – 16:30 WORKSHOP


  • @SenseSpace, first floor

    By Hans Reitz, Creative Advisor to Prof. Yunus, CEO The Grameen Creative Lab, Head of the Global Social Business Summit

16:30 – 17:00 Challenging Pitchs from SenseFiction


17:00 – 17:30 PITCH SESSION WITH Prof. YUNUS

  • Pitch of the different projects by the Young Challengers & feedback from all participants and Prof. Yunus

17:30 – 18:00 BREAK

18:00 – 19:00 SENSEDRINK

19:00 – 21:00 MKS ROOM WITH Prof. YUNUS


  • Bar 
Drinks and team building games

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th

- Sportswear is recommended for the Sport & Peace workshop
- Lunch will be cooked together
- The day starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. 

10:00 – 10:30 WELCOME & WRAP UP SESSION

10:30 – 13:00 TEAMBUILDING

  • Peace & Sport Workshop

13:00 – 13:30 LUNCH BREAK

  • Entre Miam: cooking and eating together

13:30 – 16:00 BARCAMP

  • Workshops organized by the participants and MKS team
  • Other participants invited:
 PCA
 Talents Paris 2024

16:00 – 17:00 WRAP UP SESSION

  • Participants of all programs share their feelings, feedbacks and lessons learned during the week-end

In Partnership with

  • Make-sense