For our annual activities, we have decided to publish an actions-in-review for the benefit of our community and partners, to reflect on the Lab’s mission, values and core activities.
Social Innovation Lab’s model was presented in an international program in Tbilisi, Georgia
We got invited to the international program on “Policy guidelines for social, sustainable and inclusiveinnovation: the Black Sea region experience” which took place on the 6th and 7th of December 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event was organized by ESIDG in cooperation with the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund, Bulgaria) as part of the Black Sea Horizon project under the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and InnovationHorizon2020. The discussions during the program resulted with Recommendations for the policy makers based on the accumulated experience of EU and non-EU Black Sea countries.
Ivanka Trump talks about our startup Rainergy
Ivanka Trump recognizes efforts of 15 years of young woman entrepreneur, Reyhan Camalova, from Azerbaijan in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.
Reyhan Jamalova built her startup, Rainergy in ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan 2017 pre-accelerator program organized and run by Social Innovation Lab to support local cleantech entrepreneurs on building their innovation and having access to global opportunities. Watch the video here.
Our 5th Startup Bootcamp
Hosted the 5th Startup Bootcamp of Social Innovation Lab in a in collaboration with Technopark of Baku Engineering University. During the full day bootcamp participants learned essentials of entrepreneurship and problem/solution and product/market fits through series of workshop like Design Thinking, VPC and BMC, built their own startup models to generate income though solving different emerging issues of today's society and pitched to the Judges.
Social Innovation Lab’s model was presented In An International Program in Sofia, Bulgaria
We got invited to the international program on “Promotion of social, sustainable and frugal innovation in the Black Sea region” which took place on the 2nd and 3rd of November, 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
During the program 19 models of ecosystem enablers, social entrepreneurs, representatives of business and civil society organisations from 11 different EU and non-EU Black Sea countries presented their models. Three out of these working models received the highest votes to be presented to government officials and policy makers to develop relevant policy recommendations based on the presented cases. Social Innovation Lab was among the selected three models.
Our startup BioBone wins the first Prize in SE Challenge
Our startup BioBone wins the first Prize in the SE Challenge in Ganja among the total of 8 social enterprises that were founded through the 5 months long SE bootcamps.
Final Pitch Show of 5 months long SE Bootcamps
Hosted the Final Pitch Show of 5 months long SE Bootcamps in Ganja in collaboration with "Bridge to the Future". Total of 8 social enterprises that were founded through the bootcamps pitched in the Finals for the prizes of top-3.
Our startup in top15 of ClimateLaunchpad Grand Final
With the top 3 startups of ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan we competed in ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final 2017 to get Azerbaijan into the cleantech map of the world! Our national winner Catalyser from Azerbaijan with a pitch on efficient conversion of CO2 to Eco Fuels made it into the top 15 finalists among 105 startups from 35 countries!
Our startup BioBone wins the first prize in “Big Idea Competition”
Our startup BioBone, ClimateLaunchpad alumnus, wins the first prize in "Big Idea Competition" in Ganja.
Woman Philanthropist of the Year Award 2017
Social Innovation Lab awarded Leyla Taghizade the "Woman Philanthropist of the Year Award 2017" prize for her invaluable contribution to the development of aspiring entrepreneurs in the ecosystem.
ClimateLaunchpad National Final
On 5th August, Social Innovation Lab hosted the startup event of the year in Azerbaijan, ClimateLaunchpad National Final Pitch Show where 13 startups showcased their innovative products to the Jury after 2 months of intensive training and mentorship to get into top-3 startups.
Pitch and Bish Signature #2
Hosted the Pitch & Bish #Signature (P&B) No: 2 on 20th of July. P&B is a monthly event that is a platform for startups to showcase their products and get valuable feedback from domain experts/entrepreneurs.
SE Bootcamp Ganja – 2nd Batch
Hosted the second Social Enterprise bootcamp in Ganja in collaboration with "Bridge to the Future". During the 2 full days of bootcamp participants learned essentials of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship through series of workshop like Design Thinking, VPC and BMC, built their own SE business models to generate income though solving different social issues of the local society and pitched to the Judges.
ClimateLaunchpad pre-acceleration program
Startups went through 2 months of intensive training and mentorship to achieve problem/solution & product/market fits and also build first working prototype (MVP).
Our startup wins the first prize of YeniFikir 2017
Our startup Uviba.com (formerly known as NewTimeBox) wins the first prize of YeniFikir 2017, the largest local startup competition in Azerbaijan. The team wins 10,000AZN cash prize and also a trip to Silicon Valley.
SE Bootcamp Ganja – 1st Batch
Hosted the first ever Social Enterprise bootcamp in Ganja in collaboration with "Bridge to the Future". During the 2 full days of bootcamp participants learned essentials of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship through series of workshop like Design Thinking, VPC and BMC, built their own SE business models to generate income though solving different social issues of the local society and pitched to the Judges.
Action Plan development for sustainable SE
Our social enterprises Papillon, Learn For Change - LFC and Mirvaristore at Social Innovation Lab redesigned their vision and planned short and long term action plans to create greater social impact and become more sustainable social enterprise with the guidance of Anna Książek & Andrea Pucci from "How to /ex\change the world".
Kicked off ClimateLaunchpad with 14 startups
Kicked off ClimateLaunchpad with 14 cleantech startups from Azerbaijan with 2 full days of National Bootcamp.
Announced ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan joins to the world’s largest Green Business Idea Competition, ClimateLaunchpad with the National Leadership of Social Innovation Lab. ClimateLaunchpad helps entrepreneurs to create, develop and promote their clean technology ideas to create the best possible future for our planet.
Ideation Lab Demo Day
Ten early stage startups of Ideation Lab pitched their products to judges on 23rd December, 2016 in Final Pitch Day after 15 weeks of hardwork.
Launched the “Pitch & Bish #Signature” platform
Hosted the Pitch & Bish #Signature (P&B) No: 1 on 17th of December, 2016 the first time. P&B is a monthly event that is a platform for startups to showcase their products and get valuable feedback from domain experts/entrepreneurs.
Held the second Social Enterprise Bootcamp
On 20th November, the second Social Enterprise Bootcamp took place in Social Innovation Lab. The 18 chagemakers together with 4 mentors built 4 new social enterprise to solve the most emerging 4 social issues in Azerbaijan.
Orchestrated international startup competition
Trained 16 startups of 40 entrepreneurs from 11 countries for 3 days on essentials of entrepreneurship through series of workshop like Design Thinking, VPC and BMC on Lean Methodology and run the Final Pitch Show.
Held the first Social Enterprise Bootcamp
On 29th October, 2016, the first ever Social Enterprise Bootcamp in Azerbaijan took place in Social Innovation Lab. The 27 chagemakers together with 4 mentors built 5 new social enterprise to solve the most emerging 5 social issues in Azerbaijan.
Our startup wins SGD $20,000 in Singapore
Our startup BeBonobo has emerged as one of the six winning teams in an international Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) incubator programme in Singapore organised by the Singapore International Foundation, where they received SGD $20,000 in seed funding to scale up their social enterprise.
Kicked off Ideation Lab
Kicked off the first program of Social Innovation Lab - the Ideation Lab (formerly named as GrowthCoachBaku).
Social Innovation Lab was founded
Social Innovation Lab was launched on 1st of August, 2016 with the announcement of the first program, Ideation Lab for aspiring entrepreneurs in Baku, Azerbaijan.