Last weekend friends of mine and I went to the create-squared event for a taste of so called business hackathon. At Norrsken House, students who came across Sweden and mentors who came with good entrepreneurship experiences meet together for the theme of ‘Closing the Loop’. After keynote speaker Alexander Verbeek gave his inspirational talk on sustainability, 2 days of innovative workings began.
Ideas generated varied a lot: food waste concerns, industrial waste concerns, suicide preventions, sustainable fashions, crime hotmaps, you name it. Mingling and voting were along with team forming, thus, the teams got diverse skill sets.
The team which I was in was one with a full skill set: entrepreneur, sale, economy, front-end, and back-end. Concerning about shopping locally, we were working on developing a location based product searching engine aimed for physical shopping. I was so lifted by their enthusiasms on entrepreneurship and sustainability thinking.
It was a great experience on such innovative and collaborative event and entrepreneurial team cooperation. Even though we did not manage to win the competition, it was memorable. The gold went to the B2B industrial waste market platform, while the silver went to the edible cutlery team which was of our classmates @Jingjing and @Shruti. Applause!
See http://create-squared.com/ for facts. Applause for our classmate @Dora as the organizing team member!