I still don’t really know why the Social Innovation Camp format works, but it does. Last weekend we had another great event up in Edinburgh with six teams of fantastic people all trying to take back-of-the-envelope ideas through to working prototypes that could become new social ventures. The things that struck me this time about […]
If you’d like to come along to Social Innovation Camp this weekend in Edinburgh, here are the ideas that we’ll be working on: 1.) invisibleRamps When a building isnâ€™t accessible itâ€™s pretty easy to see what the problem is, even if youâ€™re able-bodied: no lifts, no ramps for wheelchairs and lots of stairs. But there […]
During a recent trip to New York and San Francisco, a few people said they thought that the movie The Social Network was having an effect on the number of people who wanted to start a startup. Now, on the face of it, The Social Network isn’t a positive film. It’s mainly set in the […]
More details on the Social Innovation Camp site and I’ve got a piece in today’s Independent that includes some of the thinking behind what we do.
So I’m up in Glasgow using electrical tape to direct people around the Saltire Centre. It’s Social Innovation Camp 3 and the teams arrived last night to start building six new social start-ups in the space of 48 hours. It’s all looking good so far. There’s a great buzz and people are running around Glasgow […]
So we’re half-way through the call for ideas for Social Innovation Camp 3. What’s your idea for a website that could change the world? Now’s the time to submit it.
So it’s a big day for Social Innovation Camp. Not only is it our meetup this evening, but we’re also announcing the next weekend event which is going to be in Glasgow on the weekend of 19–21 June. There’s also lots about Social Innovation Camp in the Guardian today — in particular a great piece about the […]
Lovely piece by Scott Heiferman and Jeremy Heinmans in the run up to the inauguration event tomorrow about the name badges Meetup are giving out to the crowd. Certainly rings true for the Meetups I’ve been involved with. There’s magic in the Hello, and the humble name tag functions as a kind of permission to […]
Social Innovation Camp II, Dec 2008 from The People Speak on Vimeo. I particularly like Pete’s explanation of why potatoes could combat climate change.
Ken Robinson says in his now pretty famous TED talk that if you mention to someone that you work in education you can watch peoples’ faces drop, but ask them about their own experience of education and you can’t shut them up. So it was just over two years ago when a bunch of us […]