Spotlight: social innovation: To be an innovator you must be volcanic!
An innovative and creative project landed in my city just few weeks ago…
Based in Napoli, Vulcanicamente is a business plan competition for innovative business ideas with the aim to build new Startups. It collected about 40 new team of students, undergraduates, graduates, researchers, aspiring entrepreneurs that are ready to test themselves in the startup world…
Thanks to this competition we have had the opportunity to acquire some good tips in order to develop new innovative projects and to learn what innovation is and in which terms we could contribute such as “digital native”, to develop it.
Our main speaker Gianluca Dettori said in a recent post about Italian young people innovators:
“…Thousands of super-educated and often unemployed young, ready to bet everything on their own ideas and abilities. Young people with a vision, that don’t want suffer the crisis. Fresh minds that often have the solution to the problems that we can’t understand. So this is our ecosystem an untapped potential of millions of youth and talents that we have in Italy.”
During this adventure there was a lot of incredible and emotional moments, hard work, a really hard selection, a massive learning contents, new tools and methodologies and a strongly value added in term of motivation and networking.
In my opinion the richness of the project it is firstly the huge positive vibration of participants. Talking with some of them I collected different opinions about “to have a chance to make the world a little better and why”.
Pasquale Simonetti startupper and coder said “Nowadays It’s possible change the world thanks to the numerous available new tools that already exist, today we have to work together in a concrete way to increase the life quality of millions of people. itdoes.it, the application that I’m developing has the aim to make this change in a very easy and fast way“.
Domenico by Napoli whit me confirm: “Innovation could change our life? Absolutely yes, at least we can work on the network and on some good insights to do it”
Pier Giuseppe Meo also put emphasis on how initiatives like as Vulcanicamente are able to make new “networks" to develop smart idea.
Luigi Strazzullo ideator of Pengoros also said” It is throughout Innovative projects that it is possible built a better world, because often innovative idea born from collective discomforts!”
Only ten of this new potential startupper team will have the chance to pass in the last project step, but more than 80 people have had the opportunity to change their point of view about society and their role to make it a better place. Social Innovation it’s a beautiful wave that brings in itself cooperation, collaborative people and idea: an under sky hub where dreams could became reality!
Young Volcanic Mind…sooner said than done…