Last weekend, I had the pleasure and opportunity, to be mentoring for the second Social Innovation Camp Kosovo, together with Dan McQuillan, Fisnik Ismaili, Laura Hahn, Peter Manning, and Josh Harvey .
During a 48 hours challenge, six groups of young Kosovars tried to make reality the idea they had proposed, which intended to make a social impact in Kosovo. After 48 hours of hard work and fun, teams came up with the prototypes of their ideas, went out to test their prototypes with other people, and then presented their prototype together with the impressions gathered outside, in front of the independent judge panel.
After all the fun and hard work, three teams excelled and won prices to continue forward their ideas. The winners were:
- Eventor – A project which intends to put together events and scholarships for Kosovars, and make them available for students and others to get informed.
- KapLexo – An idea around book exchanging for second hand books, while making also possible for people to review, comment, meet and discuss, about the books they like and have read.
- ParkingLot – An idea which intends to make free parking slots in maps (web and mobile) through social participation.
Personally, I would like to thank UNICEF Innovation Labs Kosovo for making this event possible, which creates opportunities for young people to start new projects which could have positive impact in Kosovo.