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Collaboratories - where potential entrepreneurs can gather

An idea posted by another OpenIDEO user, David Hood, where potential social entrepreneurs can meet in a workshop setting and create new enterprises.

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This is a concept posted to a previous OpenIDEO challenge to serve as inspiration for this one...

David proposes 'Collaboratories' where individuals interested in creating social enterprises can meet and even workshop ideas together.


These sorts of gatherings brings like-minded people together who can find partners with complementary skills and start something new.

Could we develop more opportunities in Europe where potential entrepreneurs can meet, matchmake, share ideas and even hack new ideas together?

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Photo of Arjan Tupan

Great use of the collection of brilliant OpenIDEO concepts that have been added earlier. I really liked this concept, and see why you added it here. Thanks.

Photo of Haiyan Zhang

I had the pleasure of chatting with David when I was in Melbourne last week. He's making great progress on this Collaboratory concept in Melbourne, in bringing together a community of people interested in social innovation and creating new projects together.

Photo of Arjan Tupan

Wow, sounds great. Could be helpful to get him into this challenge as well :).

Photo of Anne-Laure Fayard

This was indeed a great concept and it is very relevant to this challenge. It's also great to know that David is making progress.