Welcome to Socent.ie

The Largest and Inclusive Knowledge Network for Social Enterprises in Ireland

Social Enterprises in Construction

We are on the lookout for social enterprises that can make a difference in communities and regeneration projects on the building site and construction projects. Do you know any?

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Are you a Social Enterprise?

We are on the lookout for social enterprises, do you meet the following criteria?

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Largest Network for Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators in Ireland

Irish Social Enterprise Network

Social Enterprise in Ireland has a home. We are here to help social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and social innovators in getting their idea off the ground and providing the supports to grow. We are here to build a network that will change and impact their social mission as well as foster an entrepreneurial sphere of passionate and groundbreaking models of social change. We are here to:

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  • Be an open and inclusive network for social enterprise social entrepreneurs and social innovators
  • Provide and direct people to supports and training
  • Help shape public policy
  • Provide visibility and a channel for telling the stories of each enterprise, innovator, and entrepreneur
  • A safe space for developing social enterprises, entrepreneurs and innovators


Check out our new resources section for the latest in all of the developments in the sector.

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What’s Going On in Socent.ie?

Social Enterprise NI Conference 26th January 2017

Social Enterprise NI Conference Our partners in Northern Ireland are running a conference on the 26th January on one of the most pressing issues for social enterprise, private enterprise and government. Check it out. "The way we do business is changing and the impact...

SOUP is back!

We're back in action! The long awaited Soup #3 will be Thursday, November 17th. Doors open at 6.30pm (Third Space at the Y will be open selling food until our 7.00pm start) Get your tickets here and check out the Facebook event here. Help spread the word to make it a...

Powering the Social Economy

The Waterford One World Centre and the Waterford Area Partnership present a day of information and exploration about the state of the Social Economy in Ireland on Tuesday, 18 October at the Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre. The day includes presentations from...

Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2016

Could you be Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur? Now in its 3rd Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is a dynamic competition open to entrepreneurs aged 18-35. Applications are now open in the three categories – Best Business Idea (pre-trading), Best Start-Up (under 36...

We are back in SOUP season

New dates for SOUP events are 4th October and 17th of November. Same place (Third Space at the Y), same routine (4 ideas, 4 minutes, 4 questions each, then soup and chat and finally vote), cost €5, registration from 18.45 and presentations from 19:15. Winning pitch...

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