Over the past few months we've taken a video camera with us as we held our first Social Challenges Camp and visited some of the cities and regions participating in the Platform.
Check out our first four videos, along with links to the Challenges, Social Entrepreneurs and Cities involved (update: check out the key findings from the Social Challenges project).
Last July we met in Athens for the first Social Challenge Camp, bringing together the Winners from the first Social Challenges Call.
This was the first time we held such an event, and it was inspirational to bring together 42 entrepreneurs in our series of training sessions and workshops.
But we also wanted to listen carefully to their stories. We were not to be disappointed, as they had a lot to tell:
Hence the INNOWASTE Challenge, for which they selected Cocycler by Cocycler - a new “collaborative” waste management solution.
Their participation in the Social Challenges platform helped them find and start working with three innovative ideas:
Conceived by Grameen Italia Foundation, the idea is to revitalize the Apennines area through an innovative approach to social farming: involving disadvantaged people. The Challenge attracted twelve Pitches by a variety of entrepreneurs and social innovators - here's the story of some of them: