Social Innovations are all around us – Sharing Economy, Urban Farming, Open University and Microcredit. These are examples of novel solutions to social problems that are more effective, sustainable and efficient, and involve collaborations between the private, public and people sectors.
In Singapore, businesses are starting to embrace the concept of Social Innovation. As part of a new breed of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), these Social Enterprises combine social mission and business – they are Businesses with a Cause.
Singapore is now home to over 400 Social Enterprises striving to transform such diverse sectors as education, food and beverage, the arts, etc. and to create a more inclusive world for youth-at-risk, people with disabilities, the elderly and other marginalised groups.
Be a Social Innovator yourself, and join us at the Social Innovators Hack! (14-15 November), organised by Social Innovation Park in partnership with HP Helion. At the Social Innovators Hack! (14 to 15 November), we together with HP Helion invite you to a weekend of learning and ‘hacking’ to make an impact for Singapore’s Social sector.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?
Whether you're a social entrepreneur, an active volunteer of a social organisation, or someone who is passionate about doing good for the community, this hackathon is a great way to contribute your knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the Social sector.
This hackathon is part of the Global Social Innovators Forum (GSIF), happening on March 2016. Winning teams could be invited to network and share their hackathon solutions with over 300 global leaders and innovators from over 30 countries.
Plus, there are attractive cash prizes to be won! Register now to win!