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Open Call - Social Entrepreneurship Hack

Goethe-Institut, BINUS University and Atma Jaya Catholic University are elaborating in a hackathon on the question of how Social Entrepreneurship can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General assembly in 2015. The goals are broad and interdependent, yet each has a separate list of targets to be achieved by 2030.  The SDGs cover social and economic development issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, global warming, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment and social justice.

Within this general framework, BINUS University, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia and Goethe-Institut Indonesien are collaborating to organize a Hackathon that will elaborate on the question of how Social Entrepreneurship can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Social entrepreneurs combine commerce and social issues in a way that improves the lives of people and the welfare of societies. They do not measure their success in terms of profit alone but they also aim at making improvements to the world! On the other hand, making a profit is not a taboo and recognized as a driving force for human motivation and innovation.
In the “earned income” model – where a social entrepreneur makes money by selling something – the company’s customers know that their purchase will help support a stated cause, whether it is providing environmentally sustainable soap to children in need so hand washing can protect them from diseases or selling whistles to help promote peace in the Congo. But even examples of highly commercial “ride hailing platforms” or “marketing platforms” such as Uber, Grab, GoJek, or Tokopedia might be viewed as examples for profit-oriented business models containing elements of Social Entrepreneurship, as they intentionally help improving issues in the fields of employment, transportation, social participation, and empowerment.

The “Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon” is designed as a sprint competition that is open to students from the two participating universities BINUS University and Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. A maximum of 40 selected students will be allowed to participate in the Hackathon that will run from 22 – 25 July 2019. Registration is possible for enrolled students of BINUS University and Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia only.

Each applicant is required to submit a proposal for an innovative business idea in the field of Social Entrepreneurship that has a strong digital component and that, if put into reality, is likely to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Each individual applicant is required to submit their proposal:
  • in an executive summary  of up to 200 words
     and additionally
  • in a visualization of the proposal through a short video or animation

The 40 best applicants will be admitted to the Hackathon.
For details on the hackathon and the requirements for application, please make sure you refer to the Terms and Conditions (PDF 143KB) before registering.


All applications for participation must be made through our:
Online Registration Form

Please note: Through their registration, applicants accept the Terms and Conditions (PDF 143KB)


  • Deadline for registration: July 07, 2019
  • Participants will be announced: July 15, 2019
  • "Meet Your Team Day”: July 19, 2019
  • The Hackathon (Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, BSD Campus): July 22 - 25, 2019
  • Final presentation and winner announcement (Universitas Bina Nusantara
    Sutera campus): July 25, 2019
  • Winners finalize project time line with mentors: July 29-August 2, 2019
The winners of this challenge will receive funds of USD 10,000 in total, which must be used for the implementation of the business ideas. Additionally, the winners will be supported by professional mentors over a span of six months in order to implement their ideas.

Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya

Aprilia Al Abdi
WA: +62 823 62767 888
Monica Renha R. D.
WA: +62 895 34403 2251
Tel.: +62 812 1153 1581


Universitas Bina Nusantara

Respati Wulandari
Tel. & WA: +62 812 8848 1836
Henkie Ongowarsito
Tel.: +62 817 787 058

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