Thanks to all participants, mentors, facilitators and other guests for amazing Weekend!

Here´s the list of the winners:

🥇 Education and the Deaf Category = EYE SCREAM
Prize: Startup World Cup and Summit 2019

🥇 Over-indebtedness Category = PMK SOLUTIONS
Prize: Ashoka European Changemaker Summit 2019

🥇 Seniors vs. youngsters Category = Empathy Talent Crew 
Prize: Startup Safari Budapest 2019

 Special Award = No F-Ears
Prize: Shortlist TOP 20 Social Impact Award Czech Republic


Change the way you and others see social problems.


How can YOU personally help the people around you? How can you do it effectively? Where do you start? How do you make the biggest impact?


Meet people from Visegrad or other countries – people who may have the same interests and experience in social innovation.


Learn from experienced people in business and NGO/social sectors who can help you on your way.



1. Education and the deaf
How can we make access to information easier for deaf people so they can grow personally?

2. Over-indebtedness
How can we prevent young people who have just started their first job from making bad financial decisions & getting into debt?

3. Seniors vs. youngsters
How can we help 20+ and 50+ people to share their know-how among each other?

There will be people from these target groups and/or experts from NGOs present on the spot on Friday
for deeper insight and group discussions around challenges.


  • FRIDAY 23 November
  • Business Link

08:00 Registration & Coffee
09:00 Welcome, introduction, key notes
10:00 Presentations by facilitators and mentors
11:00 Networking game
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Challenges and dividing into 3 groups
13:30 Presentations by experts and group discussions
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Start innovating (light brainstorming in teams)
19:00 Dinner

  • Become familiar with the innovation process and the course for the next 3 days
  • Get to know your facilitators, mentors and each other
  • Form teams (if you haven’t already done so) around the themes which resonate with you the most
  • Get to know your target audience and talk to them about what their real issues are – hopefully some interesting and even unexpected problems will reveal themselves and give your projects an innovative edge

  • SATURDAY 24 November
  • Business Link

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Presentation about Ideation
09:10 Brainstorming 2.0
10:30 Status check and mentoring sessions in groups
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Presentation about prototyping
13:40 Prototyping
15:40 Presentation about testing
16:00 First test round of prototypes and mentoring sessions
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Back to innovating

  • Deep brainstorming time for ideas on how to tackle the problem(s) your target audience is facing
  • Pick your favourite ideas and prototype them into something you can test – whether a mock-up of an app or a rehearsed scene of a new service offered at nursing homes
  • Do a first test round of your prototypes, gather feedback and revise and improve your ideas

  • SUNDAY 25 November
  • Business Link

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Business model presentation (Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation)
09:30 Business modelling
10:30 Presentation about presenting
10:40 Finishing prototypes and preparing presentations vol.1
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Finishing prototypes and preparing presentations vol.2
13:30 Deadline for uploading presentations to Slack
14:00 Presentations/DEMO starts
16:30 Announcement of winners
17:00 Networking

  • Time to get serious – polish your revised prototypes to bring them as close to realization as possible after an intensive 3 days
  • Present your ideas to everyone, including mentors, board of experts and the public. The winner of this year’s SIW will be selected

Under the auspices of:

Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí

Project Partners:

„Za lepší život v Praze, z.s.“
Visegrad Fund
Connect Coworking
Startup Academy

Network Partners:

AshokaAlliance for YOUthImpact HubInovační laboratořUP21Junior AchievementCEE HacksPointaRozbehni saThe Slovak Alliance for Innovation EconomyIdeaSenseNadace Karla JanečkaProStředoškolákyAspen Institute Central EuropeCentral European Startup AwardsBridge BudapestKiwi.comSocialFokusMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of ChinaStartup World Cup & Summit

Academic partners:

Kariérní centrum ČVUT
Inkubator UW

Venue partners:

Business Link

Technology Partners:

Confidence Digital

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