empowering entrepreneurs

we are rethinking entrepreneurship

Innovative, empowering and sustainable – Entrepreneurs take advantage of opportunities or challenges and create value for themselves and others.

Sustainable Livelihood Development Program – SLDP – is Soceo’s in-house developed field- and scientifically proven program. Soceo has vast experience in entrepreneurship development to empower individuals and organizations to value through innovation, new combinations and self efficacy.

As an entrepreneurship program, SLDP optimally blends modern start-up theories and practices with hands-on trainings and practical experiences. As part of the program, participants develop the capability to apply innovative entrepreneurial solutions. Through interactive sessions, the entrepreneurs get to know the entire process of building their business: from identifying market opportunities, generating ideas, prototyping & modeling to building and sustaining viable businesses.



from different countries and contexts


years of experience

in developing, customizing and implementing entrepreneurial projects


successful businesses

capacitated and started

We equip organisations to innovate with entrepreneurial ideas

  • a tested intervention
  • hands-on practical learning
  • a certified program

Our entrepreneurship program works as stand-alone program or as component of any other program.


Social Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship at school

It is fascinating to see how the participants learn to develop ideas, to vary them and to convert them into business-capable concepts during SLDP. This is mainly possible, because these training courses – in contrast to start-up workshops and training courses that often take place in industrialized countries – are based on a socio-economic estimation study that individually corresponds to the market and the people. In addition, the trainees are accompanied individually in a mentoring phase in their first business years.

Prof. Dr. Harald Meier

University of Applied Science Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
IfTQ-Cert (Institute for Training, Quality & Certification)

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