On Thursday, October 23rd at 9am PDT / Noon EST, TriplePundit and SAP led a Twitter Chat on millennials and social entrepreneurship at #SAPsocent.
This facilitated discussion examined how millennial entrepreneurs are transforming their industries and communities with new social enterprises. We spoke with experts and millennial entrepreneurs themselves about how the younger generation approaches bringing meaning to their daily work and building sustainable businesses from the ground up - and SAP shared its approach to supporting these young leaders. Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, even stopped in to give his two cents!
Stepped out of CEO Summit to check out the convo here. We are talking about social contract between generations wCEOs. #SAPsocentOur guest speakers comprised a diverse, global panel of entrepreneurs and practitioners. The four agreed that the millennial generation is a different breed, and that the traditional workplace is changing as a result of technology and their desires to make an impact in the world.
— Bill McDermott (@BillRMcDermott) October 23, 2014
The conversation itself generated over 1,000 tweets using the hashtag #SAPsocent, coming from over 170 participating Twitter accounts. The estimated number of accounts reached was nearly 500,000, and the number of impressions generated soars into the millions.
Key participant quotes:
Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with locations in more than 130 countries, SAP is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services. The company has a 42-year history of innovation – and boasts that we must believe in millennials to survive!
Marissa is the Owner of Climate Social, LLC. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mizzou and a master's in environmental studies from UPenn.