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We’re back! SenseCamp Berlin is taking place from July 24-26 – 3 days of action with the global MakeSense movement!

SenseCamp is an unconference for social entrepreneurship and innovation. The highly interactive and community-based event brings together the global MakeSense network and regional ecosystems to boost action and engagement.

SenseCamp is the place to discover and exchange new ideas, actionable insights and success/failure stories. And in the evening, you can shake out some moves at the infamous NonSense party!

Launched in 2012 in Berlin, SenseCamps have happened all over the world, from São Paulo to Singapore, and have featured speakers such as Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Liam Black, Charles Eisenstein, Rodrigo Baggio, and many more.

Full details & tickets: www.sense-camp.org

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What is MakeSense all about?

Sometimes it’s not easy to keep an overview of all the wonderful videos/tumblrs/articles/links that are part of the MakeSense ecosystem. This is my attempt at a collection. Please feel free to add other links!

The newest MakeSense video is a great introduction (thx, Videaux):

Christian explains the Hold-Up:

Christian explains MakeSense:

SenseCamps

Two videos from SenseCamp Berlin 2013:

Article on SenseCamp Wiesbaden (with Prof. Yunus), with a video in French (below) and in German (click):

Is the SenseCamp London 2013 video the best SenseCamp video ever? You be the judge!

To date, SenseCamps have happened in Berlin (2012 & 2013), London (2012 & 2013), Paris (2012 & 2013), Kuala Lumpur (2012), Wiesbaden (2013), Barcelona (2013), São Paulo (2013), and Singapore (2013).

SenseCamp_Paris

Sense SpinOffs

SenseSchool is one of the projects that has come out of the MakeSense ecosystem:

Other spin-offs include the SenseCube, a co-working & incubation space, CommonsSense, an innovation consulting enterprise, MKS Fest, events that bridge social entrepreneurship and the arts, and Disco Soupe, a movement to fight/dance/cook against food waste.

SenseTours

Fanny and Matteo explain the SenseTour Europe 2013 (probably still the funniest video!) – and on the website, you can check out their final presentation:

Video from the Mediterranean SenseTour 2013 (check out their final presentation with surprising insights):

Press

MakeSense has been featured and mentioned in numerous articles, such as e.g. in Wired, the Guardian, Le Monde (french), Libération (french), Youphil (french), etc.

To the future!

In 2013, Christian Vanizette became an Ashoka fellow for co-creating MakeSense – so this global movement will be booming even more now!

In the end, a small message from the most prominent MakeSense fan, Prof. Muhammad Yunus:

SenseCamp is coming home: One year after we launched the first event, we’re doing it again: SenseCamp Berlin 2013!

February 9, 2013 at Social Impact Lab Berlin // (fb event)

tickets at sensecamp-berlin2013.eventbrite.com 

SenseCamp is a barcamp dedicated to social entrepreneurship: It brings together social entrepreneurs, social business enthusiasts and the MakeSense gang for one full day of inspiring talks, interactive workshops and networking.

A barcamp is a community-driven event where the agenda is set by the participants. To host a session, anybody can pitch a topic in the morning planning meeting. The format’s flexibility allows conversations to continue, intensify or refocus as needed by the participants. It blurs traditional notions of speakers and listeners and creates a highly interactive experience of shared learning and development.

The SenseCamp is also unique chance to experience the MakeSense Hold-Up format of innovation workshops for social entrepreneurs.

Whether you are a seasoned social entrepreneur or simply interested in the topic, we are building a place to discover and exchange new ideas, actionable insights and success/failure stories. In the evening, there’s also the NonSense party where you can shake out some moves!

Believe it or not – Social Business rules the World! You better join us on February 9!

www.sense-camp.org

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am wochenende fand der 4. Heldenmarkt in berlin statt. 147 aussteller präsentierten ihre nachhaltigen produkte auf 3.000qm, erstmals auf zwei etagen. dazu gab es ein programm mit verschiedenen vorträgen und workshops, zu themen wie social entrepreneurship, lebensmittelspekulation, fairtradeproduktion, ökologischen reisen oder zertifizierungsstandards. laut veranstalter waren an den beiden tagen 6.000 menschen gekommen um sich ein bild von nachhaltigem konsum zu machen. ich mischte mich für RESET unter das publikum und berichte in deren blog von meinen Eindrücken. vollständigen bericht bei RESET.to lesen

cool social business start-up on sharing knowledge around the globe: knowable.org. haven’t launched yet, but i’m quite interested in finding out more!

and i think there’s much common ground, i highly value information access and transparency, and believe it can fuel positive change in the world. it should also work in their favor that the greatest challenge isn’t a logistical or technical one (such as distributing knowledge) but it’s the challenge of designing a system that makes knowledge accessible in a way that people actually will find useful enough to use.

i found out about this project through the makesense gang in berlin, who will be doing a hold-up for knowable.org on saturday at impakt berlin. i was told this is a public brainstorming/workshop to support the development of the platform – kind of a “real life crowdsourcing.” looking forward to joining this saturday and learning more about makesense (great manifesto!) as well as knowable.org!

[EDIT: knowable.org is in it’s last hours of crowdfunding at indiegogo.com/knowable]

doonited went beta last night, and i had the chance to try it out a little. very nice design and usability, they did a really great job!

i’ve been anticipating this for a while, and the concept is pretty neat: people are encouraged to do small things, that are good in one way or another (social, ecologcial, personal) and earn points (drops). money will be generated through sponsors – and not through an investor (they’re bootstrapping!)

the first ‘dailygood’ is to learn to say hi in three new languages: merhaba! (turkish), an nyoung! (korean), saluton! (esperanto)

well done, oliver & team, hope we can turn this into a movement indeed!