SoPact is open for applicants! Deadline March 20th.

We’re very happy to announce that we’re open for applications for our next three-months accelerator program for social entrepreneurs at our new facility in Helsingborg.

The program will be running from Sunday April 2nd to June 22nd and application deadline is March 20th.

Read more about our offer: http://sopact.org/accelerator/

Application form

English: https://goo.gl/forms/TS8HEJabXt2hVZJk1
Swedish: https://goo.gl/forms/nH7zjk3PxxchhVVi2


Do you know of new innovative social startups that could benefit from a free three-months accelerator program – please forward this page to them.


 

Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund visited SoPact at Socialhögskolan.

Sustainable innovations, meeting social entrepreneurs and a presentation of the accelerator program SoPact was on the agenda when Per Bolund (Swedish Green Party), Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, visited Socialhögskolan at the beginning of February. During the visit the minister also discussed creative new solutions to societal challenges in the future. Läs mer

SoPact moves to Helsingborg

In 2017 and onwards, SoPact will be operating from Lund University Campus Helsingborg, based at Think Open Space. The move signifies a strong backing from the City of Helsingborg amid growing support for social entrepreneurship. Läs mer

SoPact is hiring: PR/Communication Manager (Student helper). Deadline Feb. 15th 2017.

SoPact is looking for a new co-worker: A student position as PR/Communication Manager. Läs mer

Presenting the startups - GEPANT

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

As we know, Sweden is one of the leading countries in recycling of PET bottles and aluminium cans for refund. Yet, the past years the recycling rate have slowly decreased among the Swedes. Last year more than 15% of all bottles and cans that were produced were never recycled – meaning 250 millions of bottles and cans. One of the possible hindrance in the recycling system are companies who have a bad waste disposal system installed at the offices and/or kitchen area. Many times there are not enough space for collection or it is observed to take too much time to handle waste sorting. Which results that all waste, including bottles and cans, ends into one bin. Läs mer

Presenting the startups - FLYTTAHUS

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

We want to stop the waste that occurs when houses are being torned down because of them being situated on the wrong place. This happend for example when new roads are being built etc. By moving them to a new location instead of demolishing them, human resources in the form of craftmanship is being preserved, as well as 100% of the house. Läs mer

Presenting the startups - ENDLESS

Starting at the base of every societal startup. What problem are you trying to solve?
We want to make it possible for people to have solar power at a price cheaper than the utility.

How are you going to solve this? What is your idea?
Through our partners in Brazil we identify attractive solar energy projects, make them financeable, and offer them as business opportunities to investors in northern Europe.
We can offer cost reduction for off-takers in Brazil and interesting returns for northern European investors.

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Presenting the startups - SWEDEN VIRTUAL REALITY

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

Today it is a problem that we produce and consume more than what the planet can tolerate. We must both produce and consume more sustainable to meet our future and maintain our environment. This is a problem caused by lack of knowledge and lack of engagement possibilities from the end-consumers and the public society. Läs mer

Presenting the startups - ENTO FODER

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

Our oceans are being overfished in order to turn the fishes into feed for animal production in a non-sustainable way. We also have a food waste system that is not fully used where we can find expand the value chain.

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Presenting the startups - PITUPI

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

At Pitupi, we’re trying to establish greater transparency in the fashion industry. We’ve gone from a production cycle that not long ago placed a focus on four seasons a year to one that now embraces up to 22. Garment manufacturers are the ones assuming the greatest amount of responsibility in this new ”fast fashion” cycle, at the expense of their health, safety, and livelihood. Läs mer