Social Innovation: The Game!

I just came across the game of EVOKE and you can still take part :).  It’s meant for young people in Africa but it’s open to everyone and it lasts 10 weeks…it finishes May 12th (we’ve already missed a few weeks but not to worry).

Once you have signed up (16,000 people have already) – your first mission is to “Master the mindset of a social innovator”.

Social innovators invent creative solutions to the world’s biggest problems.  We don’t wait for someone else to change the world.  We do it ourselves.

It’s a very cool design and the winners (those that blog and connect to initiatives using Facebook etc) can get an invite to the EVOKE summit in Washington.

The content on social innovation isn’t so hot though Continue reading

Social Innovation in the News March 31st 2010

A few links on social innovation in the last week…

  • Competitions – Semi-Finalists announced for the Dell Social Innovation Competition –  “Tseai Energy Unlimited (www.tseai.com), a company started by University of Maryland Hillman Entrepreneurs Program student Trevor Young developing bioprocessing plants to bring electricity to underdeveloped countries and boost their economies. The Financial Times Social Innovation Award Winners are also announced. Check out SparkSeed – support and funding for social entrepreneurs – and a comment in the Huffington Post.
  • The White House Social Innovation Fund – John Bridgeland writes in the Huffington Post about the challenges of running of the Fund – he should know having being involved in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and USA Freedom Corps for national and community service.
  • Events – a two-day conference hosted by Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada (YSEC), in partnership with social innovation advisory service MaRS, “to equip a diverse core of leaders with the skills, resources and community essential for creating projects with lasting impact.”  A serious focus on mentoring.