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    R.M.Sipos
    @rsipos
    Hi everybody! This room is for people interested in social entrepreneurship and how it can be mixed with tech. Tech4good and ICT4D is one thing, but can we bring geeks and experts of social issues together to start asking questions, brainstorming and co-creating solutions to the issues the digital future will bring us?
    s-lsy
    @s-lsy
    Hi guys, nice meeting u all! I'm from Hong Kong and am working with Acumen and some other entrepreneur hubs to solve social inclusion issues. Looking forward to the exciting discussions that will happen!
    R.M.Sipos
    @rsipos
    Hi @s-lsy and welcome! What social inclusion issues are you working on and how do you use tech?
    R.M.Sipos
    @rsipos
    An article that's been haunting me... on how important it is to have experience and allies in the field you want to change and why we need to rethink how we use tech for social good - what do you guys think? https://shift.newco.co/why-doing-good-with-tech-is-hard-6ef159b0382d#.lgp7orkpi
    myamy
    @myamy
    And it's funny how he starts with the importance of user-centered research (anthropologists FTW!!) - just to come to the conclusion that maybe we should rethink how startups do their work.
    Ive heard quite a lot of people say that if ever another startup or other organization comes and does a needs assessment, they will just not cooperate anymore.
    Also, there are so many "solutions" working on the same problems refugees face that none of them solves anything much. Start-up founder ego?
    Jan
    @burning-monk
    what is social entrepreneurship?
    R.M.Sipos
    @rsipos
    there are different definitions, @burning-monk, but imho the most important aspect of social entrepreneurship is solving societal problems with solutions based on business tools and methods, yet focusing on users instead of profit
    Jan
    @burning-monk
    @Zerelt
    Impact Hub Berlin
    @ImpactHubBLN_twitter
    We are hosting a #Hack4Climate prep workshop on 20.9. in Berlin. Join to discuss how to apply Blockchain to tackle one of the most urgent challenges of our time! Sign up here: https://blockchain-climate.eventbrite.de See you soon!