Up today on our Sunday interview is Marc Trebitsch, SEF Ambassador, whose exact role at SEF is still written in the stars. 

What are you doing right now? One sentence, short and sweet.
Currently I am enrolled as a business student at WU and am busy collecting research to finally finish my bachelor studies.

What are your summer plans?
I am spending all summer in beautiful Oregon, visiting my even more gorgeous girlfriend, enjoying the US lifestyle and assisting her dad in business and miscellaneous affairs.

What is one random piece of information about you?
I like to directly translate German to English and weird people out by doing so:
Dude you hang me out so much, but still, can I build me in on your sandwich?

How did you first become interested in social entrepreneurship?
Mostly through my friend Goran Maric, who sharpened my awareness for SEF and invited me to SEF rises, but also through all kinds of people around me telling me that I was too “nice” for business when I complained about common (mal)practices in the outside world.

What is your motivation behind SEF?
I want to raise awareness for social and solidary causes in our society and demonstrate to the business world that there is more to pursue in life than just the plain and dull belief that (more) money alone will lead to happiness.

How do you envision yourself and social entrepreneurship in the future?
I want to accomplish actual change in the way we interact with each other and how we treat one another. SEF is a hub to propagate this change and inform as many people as possible that something is happening. I am still dreaming, but I am dreaming big.

What’s on your bookshelf at the moment?
Currently I am rereading “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli, which will be followed by his Discourses. In order to keep my feet on the ground after this intense session I will read “The Motivation Manifesto” by Brandon Burchard.

One piece of advice to business students?
Step 1: So you are studying business and dreaming of big money, just like I did at some point during my business degree…so far so good. Step 2: Now go watch and truly understand relevant movies such as the Wolf of Wall Street and the Big Short. Step 3: Do everything in order to avoid becoming one of those greedy people who plunge the world into crisis with their striving for more and more profit.

Find Marc on LinkedIn or send him a message at marc@socialentrepreneurshipforum.org for questions and answers.