In a partnership with Impact Hub Berlin and MakeSense, we organized a 3-day hackathon-type Startup Weekend to focus on social innovation.

In a dense weekend 75 participants met, formed teams around ideas for social businesses, and prototyped and tested their concepts to present a demo to an expert jury and audience on Sunday evening.

Konstantin Klyagin, CEO of redwerk, participated as a mentor and his team caught some impressions here:

One of the concepts, WeConnect, a platform to bring refugees and locals together for social activities, went on to secure an spot in the Social Impact Start program of SAP, Deutsche Bank and Social Impact Lab in 2015.