Social Innovation Match Making DC
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find the right person in government (or any other organization for that matter!) to help you make your idea a reality. Fix this, tweak that, wouldn't it be good if...
Well Social Innovation Match Making DC will help to fill that gap!
Whether it's a new way of using the web, a new idea for a non-profit or just to get a frustration off you chest and look for people to work with to fix it, this event is for you!
You might be a government employee with great ideas, a social innovator or a DC resident looking to get change done.
Also – if you feel you might have something to offer, from desk space to skills to contacts or even a little money, we'd also love to hear from you!
While the venue is still be finalized, the format of the evening will be:
5:00pm Arrive and Check In
5:30pm Introduction to the event
6:00pm Social Innovation Speed Dating (pitch ideas and barter for support)
7:00pm Match Making (matching ideas with offers of support)
7:30pm Drinks and Nibbles
Afterwards, all participants will be given access to the new beta Simpl website to add their ideas and match up with those offers of support.
You will be helping us test our tool and approach so we'll be looking for feedback wherever possible - and in return you'll make some great contacts (from inside government, non-profits or business) with the power to make your idea happen.
This is just the start of things to come so watch this space!
Supported by friends of Simpl: