Camp provides a setting for talented individuals to solve social challenges in new ways - by bringing together
ideas and digital tools to create web-based innovations in just 48 hours.
SICamp gathers designers, social entrepreneurs, and web developers, in addition to marketing, legal, advertising,
social needs experts and other specialists from Baku and the regions of Azerbaijan
to work on potential start-ups that can make a change. Camp finishes with a competition to determine two winning
projects that will receive further start-up support. You can read more about the
idea behind the event on the official
web-site of Social Innovation Camp and a Wikipedia article.
You can participate in two ways:
1. You can have an idea you want to develop. Submit your idea by filling out and answering questions on this online form. Ideas can be “private” (we will not share these ideas with anyone) or “public” (we will post them online);
2. You want to help someone else to develop their idea. Want to be involved, but don't have specific idea on your own? Then submit this application form. To help make the selected ideas a reality, we need the help of a huge range of people – from software developers to business experts, from digital media lawyers to people with expertise in the problems we’re trying to solve. You can also volunteer to attend SICamp in another role. Tell us what your are interested in and what your skills are (social innovator, entrepreneur, geek, etc.) and we'll help you benefit from SICamp.
The registration deadline for both is July 2, 2011 (The registration was closed on deadline).
Our judges carefully evaluate the wide range of applications they receive, and select the ideas that they think hold the greatest potential to create social change and benefit most from further development at SICamp. All selected ideas will be published online. Through unusual, creative events we connect social innovators with talented software developers and designers to build effective web-based solutions to real social problems.