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. Läs mer

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. Läs mer

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. Läs mer

Kate Hammer

How to Make a Dent in the World

What do you need to have the next great conversation?

Moving into this week, we also moved into what we like to call Meet the Market May. The month where the focus is on meeting people, validating ideas, and talking to potential stakeholders. To put emphasis on this step we brought in two truly amazing advisors: Kate Hammer and Camille Duran.

With two full days with the SoPact’ers Läs mer

A legal overview and coaching on how to be productive

After a few intense weeks with a lot of new impressions and tools, this week started out with some valuable time for reflection and everyday work in the startups. However, not for too long. Since Wednesday, we are back in the SoPact cave continuing to fill the toolbox.

Thanks to Sigeman & Co, our SoPact’ers got a legal overview Läs mer

How to risk it all - or rather why

How to risk it all. That was the name of last Friday’s public event. However, once Asma Mansour took the stage and started telling us her story, the focus soon shifted from how to risk it all – onto why.

Having grown up in Tunisia Läs mer

Casta&Bucks - Impact Assessment

Last week we had the privilege to meet and hear from Casta&Bucks. A company focused on Impact Assessment – learning what your impact is and how to measure it. They had a two day session with our SoPact’ers with the first day focusing on Social Impact Assessment, and the second day Läs mer

Asma Mansour - How to risk it all

Asma Mansour is an Ashoka Fellow and has been named one of 16 ”Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Way Business Is Done In The Arab World”. Working in a hard environment she believes that people must lead the change they desire. After organizing Läs mer

Pitch training with Nick Hawtin

Having a good idea is one thing, knowing how to present it is something else. To make sure our SoPact’ers are ready to pitch when an opportunity comes along we started week 2 off with pitch training.

Nick Hawtin – co-founder of Capital2Grow, consultant at Minc, mentor at Startupbootcamp Läs mer

Social Entrepreneurship on the rise: how does social impact assessment generate profits? The Casta&Bucks Formula.

It’s another exciting week at SoPact. Casta&Bucks are joining us to share their formula for measuring social impact. Apart from giving our SoPact’ers both a workshop and 1 on 1 advice on how to assess thier results they are hosting an open workshop on Friday so that more people can learn how to quantify Läs mer