Wednesday, June 5, 2013

JOIN! Apply Now to Be OpenIDEO's Next Challenge Community Champion

A message from the OpenIDEO team:

The OpenIDEO Team are busy cooking up a new challenge which we're hoping to launch during the next month. We're keen to continue our experiment to empower collaborators from our community in helping shape our challenges. So we've got one spot for a switched-on community member, in a voluntary role to work together with us to deepen the OpenIDEO community experience.

Are you an enthusiastic community-connector and action-agent?
Do you have eagle eyes for what drives engagement and impact?
Have you got what it takes to see and share patterns emerging from OpenIDEO collaborations?

Check out what's involved and how to apply. Applications are due Monday 3 June, 2013 and the position will kick-off the week of June 10, 2013.
The OpenIDEO Team

Friday, April 5, 2013

JOIN! Summer Business Camp for Starter Social Entrepreneurs

There's an exciting new opportunity for people looking to enter the social entrepreneurship world.  From April 22 to 28, 2013, the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Enchanted Farm  in Bulacan is hosting a Summer Business Camp that gives people a chance to explore different industries and discuss case studies of social enterprises ranging from small and medium to large-scale.

Industries covered include:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Social Tourism
  • Food and Beverage
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Apparel and Toys
  • Architecture & Interior Design
Participants will also get a chance to undergo mentorship from both Filipino and European social entrepreneurs.

For more information, email or call +63 917 5802427.

Friday, February 22, 2013

JOB OPENING! Ashoka is setting up shop in the Philippines

Image courtesy of Ashoka Philippines website.

Ashoka is setting up shop in the Philippines
and they're looking to build their team! 

They've currently got two openings waiting to be filled by two dynamic people with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to change the world for the better.

1. Ashoka Philippines Country Director

  • Developing strategies and networks to select and support leading social entrepreneurs and linking them to Ashoka’s global network of Fellows
  • Launching relevant Ashoka programs offering young people, citizens, and institutions opportunities to become changemakers and solve social problems
  • Building bridges between businesses and citizen sector organizations allowing more efficient flow of ideas and resources between the sectors
  • Increasing awareness of Ashoka, social entrepreneurship and changemaking through events, media outreach, and engagement of people from all sectors of society in the Everyone a Changemaker movement
  • Raising the necessary resources to support Ashoka’s work in the Philippines.

2. Ashoka Philippines Program Associate

  • Support the Country Director in the launch of relevant Ashoka programs; engaging partners from both the business and citizen sectors
  • Coordinate the search and selection program for Ashoka Fellows; conducting thorough research and due diligence on Fellow candidates 
  • Manage the Ashoka program's finance and administrative processes
  • Assist in the marketing and communication of Ashoka's vision and efforts in the Philippines

For more information about the positions, eligibility and how to apply, visit their job posting page.
To learn more about the organization, visit their website at

And if you still want to learn more, a more intimate look at their work can be found in  the book "How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas." Read my review of the book here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

NYU Social Innovation Symposium 2013: Rethinking Impact

Image courtesy of event's website.

Something worth checking out from NYU Stern, Wagner and Law:
3rd Annual NYU Social Innovation Symposium.

Join us for the NYU Social Innovation Symposium 2013: Rethinking Impact -- a collaboration between the Social Enterprise Association at Stern, Bridge at Wagner, and LSEA at the Law School. This year’s fantastic keynote speakers are Charles Best, founder of, and Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Google Giving. The event will also include a networking lunch with panelists, alumni, faculty, and professionals; interactive workshops with mini-case studies; a new speaker series entitled "10 Minutes to Change the World" featuring bold ideas on how different industries are rethinking impact; and an evening cocktail reception.

WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013, 8:30AM-6:30PM
WHERE: NYU Stern School of Business, 44 West 4th Street, Paulson Auditorium
TICKETS: $30 Early / $40 Student / $60 Professional BUY YOURS NOW >(Includes breakfast, interactive workshop panels, networking lunch, and cocktail reception)

To see theschedule and full list of speakers, click here.

Happy Birthday, PechaKucha!

A big shoutout to one of my favorite events of all time.. PechaKucha!

February 20th 2013 marks their 10th anniversary and 100th PechaKucha Night in Tokyo where it all began.

Photo from PechaKucha.

To celebrate, they're having an extra special PechaKucha Night in Tokyo at SuperDeluxe.

And going live on UStream for those who are too far away to join them on location.

After 10 years, 4,400 events around the wold featuring 44,000 presenters in over 600 cities, they're now set to bring us another awesome next 10 years. They're starting with the launch of their new and improved website:

I look forward to more wonderful nights of creative and interesting randomness to come.