Techstars Surat Startup Weekend - Social Innovation
Friday, June 15 - 17, 2018
Friday, June 15 - 17, 2018
Event starts at 4:00 pm
Ichapur Road, Opp ONGC Next to Toyota, Bhatpore, Limla, Gujarat 394510
TechStars Startup Weekend Surat (Social Innovation)
What is social innovation?
“Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress”. Social innovation can be new strategies, concept and ideas that meet the social needs of different elements which can be from working conditions and education to community development and health.
Although social entrepreneurship has become a popular rallying point for those trying to improve the world, social change can happen outside of them. As a matter of fact, solutions have historically come from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors.The concept of social innovation focuses attention on the ideas and solution that create social value- as well as the processes through which they are generated, regardless of where they are coming from.
Why do we need social innovation?
Social innovation aims to increase human well-being. It responds to societal demands that markets or existing institutions do not traditionally address. Through social innovation, different actors including civil society, entrepreneurs and policy-makers create or reconfigure social arrangements or networks, with the goal of enhancing development outcomes with respect to the economy, society and the environment. Social innovation can introduce new solutions to challenges faced by rural areas, especially those considered as marginalised.
Example for social innovations are:
- Fits into your existing tap.
- Super easy installation. 30 sec.
- Pays for itself in a couple of months!
- Multiple finishes and sizes
- Lead Free Eco Brass
Product design student Ari Jónsson debuted these biodegradable water bottles at the Reykjavik design festival in Iceland. He created the bottles out of red algae powder and water, so they're naturally made and even edible — if you're into that kind of thing.Jónsson was inspired to create this bottle after finding out that more than 50% of plastic is used only once and then thrown away.
What can not be consider as social innovations:
- Bloof Donation App, NGOs etc
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend Surat is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org” or Call on 9409030740
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
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CEO of Surati iLab,a section 8 company incorporated by Surat Smart City Development Ltd to support innovation, incubation etc.Ex head coach, venture studio, Ahmedabad University.31 years of professional career,28 years with reputed corporates .active in startup ecosystem for last 3 years as coach, mentor, angel investor
Coaches and Mentors
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After completing his Engineering & MBA, he did corporate planning & project management in PSU. He completed 16 online certification programs on Startup Valuation, Design thinking, Business innovation, Blended learning, Financing new ventures etc.
He is Advisor to global Think-Do-Tank “Challenge: Future, KIDS TED-Ed Club, Google Business Group Rajkot, Executive committee member of Rajkot management association (RMA) & Screening Committee member of a nodal institution for the Startup India scheme.
He is Founder of WE Group – Volcano of GloCal Solutions which is into Strategic business & management Consulting, Startup mentoring, Training, Social project management, Community development & ecosystem creation. He is CoFounder of 1st ever CoWorking Space of Saurashtra-Kutch region i.e. GloCal CoWorking Space (GCS), Rajkot. He is CoLead of peer-to-peer mentorship project benefiting people from 50+ countries in its alpha version. He is also the founder of early stage ventures like Smart Failures, Screwing Your Startup etc.
He was Global VP of Strategy for Challenge Future Chapters network, award-winning President of CF India chapter. He was program manager of multi-country Youth in Action initiative. He worked as solutions generator with Ministry of Slovenia during a Strategic initiative of EU.
He shared his Entrepreneurial, strategic & managerial expertise and experience with 100,000+ people across the world as a trainer, speaker, panel member, and/or judge. More than 20 of his articles are published globally and he is writing 2 books i.e. Does the world really understand youth? & Innovation in corruption.www.linkedin.com/in/jatinkataria
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