ZURICH, Switzerland – Many people dream of starting their own business. Some do it to make money and some want to make a difference to the social and environmental issues that matter to them. How does one then become a social entrepreneur? What is the story behind those who managed to do it? The path of the successful entrepreneur, Renat Heuberger, is a perfect Hollywood story.
Katarzyna Negacz is a PhD student in Economics at Warsaw School of Economics. She holds a degree in International Economics and is currently working towards a Masters degree in Law at Warsaw University. During her studies, she spent some time in Switzerland and Taiwan. For the past six years Katarzyna has been involved in oikos - a leading organisation for sustainable economics and management education. In 2009, she was president of oikos` student network and today is an oikos executive board member. Her interests include social entrepreneurship, sustainable competitiveness and climate risk management. Currently, she is working on a start-up aiming to integrate disabled people into labor markets.