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Social Innovation Camp

Social Innovation Camps help people create new technology startups that solve social or environmental problems through three month competitions culminating in weekend events where small teams build prototypes of new products and services.

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Social Innovation Camp helps people start and grow technology-based social ventures. Founded at the beginning of 2008, we now have a great track record of successfully helping people start and grow new social ventures in the UK and globally. Our events match software developers and those with an understanding of a social problem to help them start and grow technology-based startups.

Through unusual, creative events we bring together talented software developers and designers with social innovators to prototype effective web-based solutions to real social problems.

Once a year these weekend-long events bring together some of the best of the UK and Europe’s web developers and designers with people at the sharp end of social problems.

The Social Innovation Camp takes a set of ideas for web-based tools that will create social change and develops them over one weekend. Working with a diverse range of people, participants organise themselves into teams and help make a back-of-the-envelop idea into a working prototype – complete with working software – in just two days.

350+ ideas have been submitted to us in the UK in the last 3 years and we’ve built over 30 prototype social ventures. And Social Innovation Camps are now spreading to other parts of the world – they've been held in Nigeria, South Korea, Australia, Slovakia, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt so far

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Great stuff Paul! Are you part of the Social Innovation Camp team? I notice you've said "we" down there in the last paragraph.