Co-working for social innovation

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The proposal of OKFN Belgium and iDrops for a co-working space based in Ghent that focusses on social innovation. This idea was pitched during the Ghent Web Valley Co-working meetup to other co-working spaces.

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Co-working for social innovation

  1. 1. Proposing a co-working space to a co- working crowd.
  2. 2. HI I’M PJ @PJPAUWELS - Community Coordinator @ OKFN Belgium - Co-Working “symbiote” @ iMinds SUG - Fan of tech, Advocate for Open Knowledge
  3. 3. SPACE COMMUNITY INNOVATION In this new idea... We’re not reinventing the coworking wheel
  4. 4. SPACE COMMUNITY INNOVATION WHAT? We want to tap into new ideas and social missions ● START-UPS ● ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDENTS ● EARLY-STAGE COMPANIES ● NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS ● SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS ● GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY GROUPS ● SOCIAL PURPOSE BUSINESSES ● SOCIAL ARTISTS Co-working spaces for... Social innovation spaces for...
  5. 5. http://socialinnovation.ca/ http://nyc.socialinnovation.org/
  6. 6. HOW? Cultivating social innovation Clinics Open Helpdesk every Friday between 2 & 4 PM
  7. 7. 420 € 4.985 14 days left backers of € 15.000 days left MY AWESOME SOCIAL INNOVATION IDEA HOW? Monthly crowdsourcing projects TAKE MY MONEY I WANT TO JOIN THIS PROJECT
  8. 8. HOW ARE GOING TO DO THIS? It’s still an idea but we want to... FIND A NEW PLACE WORK WITH EXISTING CO-WORKING SPACE(S) FIND PARTNERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN
  9. 9. AND NOW Questions Answers Thoughts

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