From April 20th to 22nd, Dino De Francesco, communications officer and co-creator of Mapting, took part in the GoodFestival 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. An initiative that gathered more than 100 social entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the world to share and present projects aiming at building a better world.
With a focus on partnership and deep collaboration, participants – artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, writers, filmmakers and other practitioners – worked together in small groups to help each other improve their projects and learned from a set of Keynote speakers who shared their own experiences.
After briefly presenting their projects during a “speed dating” session, participants formed teams with innovators working on similar topics and were divided in 8 Summits: 1) Good Water Summit 2) Good Food Summit 3) Good Habitat Summit 4) Good Heatlh Summit 5) Good Education Summit 6) Good Art Summit 7) Good Energy Summit and 8) Good Environment Summit.
With Mapting, Dino took part in the Good Education Summit and worked with a group of 7 people who all had projects related to this field. Together, they came up with great ideas to improve the App and were able to find many synergies between their projects. Finally, after two days of deep collaboration, each participant had a 5-minute pitch to present his/her project in front of a jury and get a chance to win an award. From a total of 65 projects for this edition, around 20 of them, including Mapting, were awarded a PremaGyan Good 100 Medal.
This award is great news and provides more visibility for Mapting! The GoodFestival was a great opportunity to meet passionate social entrepreneurs with whom we are looking forward to collaborate with in the near future.