Thursday September 13th and Friday September 14th it is going to happen again…. the 1%EVENT! The 1%EVENT is the event that connects smart ideas with people, knowledge and network from around the world. It’s the event where our community meets, connects and shares. In 2009 we organized the 1%EVENT for the first time. In 2010, it was organized in both Amsterdam and Naroibi. In 2011, 1%EVENT took place in 7 cities around the world. In these years we achieved amazing, innovative and creative results, so we are excited to see what the teams come up with this year!
This year young professionals in 9 cities from around the world will work on challenges and questions from our project owners. In every foreign city we have a partner organisation who is helping to make it work! This week our partners will introduce themselves. Today we kick off with Active Spaces from Cameroon and the Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship (TCSE) from Tunesia.
Active Spaces (Buea, Cameroon)
At ActivSpaces, we support a new generation of technology entrepreneurs who are building some of the innovations that will help shape Africa’s future. Our participation in the 1%Event over the last two years has led to results that cannot be described with words less than amazing, inspiring and stimulating. Count us among those who have certainly come to understand the potency of 1%. We recently piloted a new program, subCMR (StartUp Booster Cameroon), based on lessons we learned about collaboration from our friends at the 1%Club: pooling knowledge and resources. So it’s in our DNA to aspire to involvement in a global co-creation event. It’s the exhilaration of this creativity spree that we’re hopelessly addicted to. Plus, it’s a formula for success; because together “We Make It Work”.
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Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship (Tunis, Tunesia)
The Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship (TCSE) is a non-profit organization which works to answer the question – How to get more people into the social business revolution in Tunisia? At the TCSE we meet new social entrepreneurs, ask them their challenges, train them and advocate the network of people (government, firms, investors) we know to see if they can help solve their challenges.
United we stand, divided we fall!
While social innovation happens through multidisciplinary and cross-cultural experiences, the TCSE co-builds the project thanks to a group of experts and change makers called the Fellows! So far, and in only 6 months, 35 engaged, skilled and trained Tunisians have join our initiative to spread the social business virus beyond the boundaries. Very driven for working together, do not hesitate to join us in Tunisia and become one of our dearest fellows!
When we have been contacted by 1%Club to be part of the 1%Event for Tunisia, it was like an exciting calling! Indeed, the TCSE truly believes in co-creation: so far, this is maybe the best means to learn, share and experience on social change. Plus, being involved in a worldwide event, both our culture and local social entrepreneurs will benefit from this opportunity! Then, we clearly cannot let this chance slip through our fingers and would like to thank 1%Club for having chosen the TCSE. Are you ready to take up our challenges? Join us on the next 13th and 14th of September in Tunisia and let’s gather for a pure moment of joy!
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Do you want to know more about the 1%EVENT? Visit our 1%EVENT website at http://onepercentevent.com/