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Presenting the startups – PlanM

To give you a chance to get to know all of the startups a bit better, we asked them some questions. Meet PlanM !

Starting at the base of every societal startup. What problem are you trying to solve?

Although only 40 % of Sweden’s population have access to a car, we have developed a car dependency in our cities. It is a problem. Especially when domestic transport represents almost one-third of Sweden’s total emissions of greenhouse gases. In addition, the transport resources contribute in the rise of health problems and inequality. In other words, it is a serie of problems linked to our everyday travel and the way we build our cities. We need to break the car dependency, from an environmental perspective but also from a health perspective and fairness. Read more

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Presenting the startups – Electronicsmix

To give you a chance to get to know all of the startups a bit better, we asked them some questions. Meet Electronicsmix !

Starting at the base of every societal startup. What problem are you trying to solve?

I am really trying to solve several different problems at ElectronicsmixSince about 30% of all electronic repairs are minor and can be fixed with very low effort Electronicsmix wants to engage people in the repair process (do-it-yourself). Read more

coompanion

Forms of organization

Social startups aren’t always quite like other startups. But that’s no news to you. In SoPact, one big question to figure out for a few of the SoPact’ers is the one about company form, or rather forms of organization. A question where the usual answer hasn’t been the right one for some of them.

A few weeks ago we therefor brought in Coompanion and the Center for Public Entrepreneurship Read more

What if

Presenting the startups – Whatif

To give you a chance to get to know all of the startups a bit better, we asked them some questions. Meet What if! 

Starting at the base of every societal startup. What problem are you trying to solve?

The media of today tend to focus on crisis and what is not working. This make people loose hope and become passive. There is a need of a balanced reporting – another perspective that is giving people inspiration, telling the news and stories about what’s working – bringing back hope and participation. We aim to provide another perspective – a constructive one. Read more

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Presenting the startups – Malmö Lokalvaluta

To give you a chance to get to know all of the startups a bit better, we asked them some questions. Meet Malmö Lokalvaluta! 

Starting at the base of every societal startup. What problem are you trying to solve?

Jobs and monoculture: Local businesses are closing down and local jobs are moving out of the region because of too strong competition from large chain stores and global corporations.
Information: People don’t know which places, companies and products that are local. They often want to support the local economy but don’t know how. Read more

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Presenting the startups – Bygdens Saluhall

To give you a chance to get to know all of the startups a bit better, we asked them some questions. Meet Bygdens Saluhall !

Starting at the base of every societal startup. What problem are you trying to solve?

We are trying to solve the problem of disconnection between food producers and consumers. We want to return to as high a degree as possible of locally produced food where the consumers know how the food has been produced. The supermarket and import food models are alienating consumers and we want to find a solution that has some of the convenience of a store but that is still a very flexible and strongly locally rooted mode of transaction. Read more