Next edition on May 16, 2024 in Solothurn

The #SSEF inspires, connects, and opens up space for exchange. For a positive social impact.

Clear the stage for the social economy

The #SSEF creates a national stage for topics around impact-oriented management and for its actors from practice, science, politics, and civil society.

Donut economics, business for good, purpose ventures, sustainable and regenerative, impact-driven, and social entrepreneurship; the economy of tomorrow has many names, but one thing in common: the focus on positive impact and the connecting credo "impact first".

To this end, the social economy hosts many initiatives, organizations and companies with similar goals and common challenges. This community needs a place for exchange and networking. A place to learn and develop.

Be there when the Swiss changemakers meet at #SSEF24. Here we network and get inspired, find like-minded people and work out solutions and answers to pressing questions.

The Swiss Social Economy Forum is an economic forum of the next generation. For the next generation. For a planet worth living on and a strong, responsible society.


The SSEF brings the social economy to life in its many facets in a practical way on the main stage, in workshops, panel discussions and various interactive formats.

Success stories, food for thought, and inter-sectoral networking. This is what the Swiss Social Economy Forum offers. With a focus on funding, financing and various spotlights, inspiring solutions to pressing social challenges will be discussed, developed and presented.

Program Timetable:

Here is our program for the SSEF 2024, which will be updated regularly.

All of them
  • All of them
  • Panels
  • Inputs & Talks
  • Workshops
  • Networking

Arrival & Coffee

Welcome & Opening

Social Economy right now: What’s happening in Europe and Switzerland?

Buy Social: Cooperation between social entrepreneurs and large companies

Intro to Social Entrepreneurship Market

Coffee Break and Market

Promoting social innovation with the support of Innosuisse

Promoting the social economy in Switzerland

People & Planet First verification

Lunch and Market

Courageous philanthropy

Entrepreneurial funding models of foundations

Networking platform for founders and investors

Coffee Break and Market

Finding the right growth capital

Non-extractive finance

Financing instruments for social entrepreneurship

And the Winner is…

Wrap up & Closing


Spotlight on for the diverse speakers at #SSEF24!
We are pleased to introduce the speakers of the upcoming Forum.

Adrian Ackeret

Dr. Melanie Rieback

Dr. Phil. Marco Vencato

Justine Portenier

Eliane Wanner

Christian Schefer

Carlotta Zarattini

Perrine de le Court

Julien Reinhard

Dilek Mutlu-Kowalski

Jan Latussek

Sabrina Storck

Lukas Hotz

Stefan Schöbi

Thimo Yannick Wittkämper

Dr. Markus Freiburger

Linda Sulzer

Dr. Anja Niedworok

Cornelia Nyssing

Florence von Gunten

Samuel Brülisauer

Fabrice Burri

Antonin Calderonc

Sabrina Storck

Gerhard Andrey

Christoph Matter

Patrizia Laeri

Nadine Jürgensen

Stefanie Ingold

Nik Gugger

Lydie Favre-Felix

Partners & Sponsors 2024

No Forum without support! We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for making #SSEF24 possible. Others are welcome.

Supporting Partner

Gold sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Media partner

Review #SSEF23

On 25.05.2023, the social economy gathered again at the #SSEF - this year in Bern.

The diversity of participants reflected the breadth of the social economy and its diverse stakeholders. Thematically, the forum could be divided into four focal points: Education, Communication, Funding and Policy. For this purpose, panels, input sessions and two workshops were held.


Whether a seasoned manager or a young student, many have recognized that something needs to change in the way we shape and define business. Depending on the values we choose and the goals we pursue.

Fair prices are as much a part of the social economy as healthy soil is to the annual harvest. That's why we are offering four ticket categories this year, so that we can offer a transparent option for every situation and every budget.


Supporter / Corporate

With this category you enable, among others, the following reduced categories
Example: With a supporter ticket you enable the sale of two tickets of the category "Reduced".


Corresponds to the cost-effective price.
Target group: All those who can afford this amount are in good hands in this category.


Partially subsidized ticket, which covers a larger part of the cost. Target group: E.g. profitable start-ups, the self-employed and small business owners.

Students (number very limited, show student ID on site)

You are in education and have to pinch pennies? This category is for you.

* All ticket categories equally allow for the visit of the full-day event with all program points (incl. lunch, coffee, and aperitif).
Pictures will be taken at the event. We would like to inform that this image material will be used for communication purposes.


We invite you to #SSEF24 at the Landhaus in Solothurn. Only a few minutes from the train station.