Past Event

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop for High School Students

August 9, 2020 - August 13, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Are you interested in exploring how entrepreneurship is changing the world, and how you can be part of that change?

Are you eager to acquire entrepreneurial skills to address some of the
pressing challenges in today’s world?  

Are you curious about the formula required for a successful and impactful startup?

To learn more about social entrepreneurship with a focus on sustainable development, join us for our third annual workshop, as part of the Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series.


Apply here
Application deadline: July 30

This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to exchange and foster your ideas on entrepreneurship, virtually meet successful entrepreneurs and hear their stories, work collaboratively in teams to design ventures and startup models, and present your ideas in an online final pitch competition.
This five-day online workshop will be held as part of the Amman Center's Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series, and will help students to:

  1. Apply an entrepreneurial way of thinking to yield social impact
  2. Become familiar with the business model canvas and funding terms
  3. Explore facets of ecopreneurship in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  4. Learn from startup founders about their entrepreneurial journeys
  5. Design and pitch your ventures


Students will attend online sessions every day from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Amman), in addition to submitting assignments, reviewing the pre-recorded course content, and engaging with the instructors during office hours.

This workshop is targeted for high school students (ages 15-18) with strong interest in developing knowledge and expertise about social entrepreneurship. Fluency in English is required.

Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completing the workshop. 

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About Building Blocks:
Building Blocks, formerly Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE), is a student-run organization, working to inspire, educate, and launch the next generation of student entrepreneurs. Building Blocks organizes a wide range of initiatives; these include on-campus speaker events, global tech treks, startup accelerators, startup internship programs and much more.
About the Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series:
The Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series is inspired by the legacy of the late Soraya Salti, former President and CEO for Middle East and North Africa at INJAZ Al-Arab, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and training in the Arab world. With the support of Mr. Waleed AlBanawi, Founder and Chairman at JISR Venture Partners, the series aims to honor the incredible work and achievements of Soraya Salti in the field of youth education and entrepreneurship.