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Fredpark kick off: inspired by young and old

‘Inclusive collaboration’ a recurring concept during the Fredpark kick off at the Ro Theatre in Rotterdam. “There’s so much unused potential within the oldest and youngest generations of our society”, says Fred Matser, the founding father of Fredpark. “Think in this case about the intuitivity, playfulness, and openness of kids, or the wisdom, and life experience of our eldery generation”.

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Registration for Join Our Core started!

Are you a social entrepreneur between 18 and 34 years old and do you live in the Netherlands? Then we might have good news for you! Recently the competition Join Our Core opened its registration. Ben & Jerry’s worldwide competition is looking for innovative businesses with a social and societal impact.

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Chakri | Last blog post

Bad news, Chakri Originals has decided with much regret to discontinue the challenge to launch its new fair-trade and organic product-range. We have been working on our brand with great confidence to validate the viability of our social business. However, the challenges in distribution and retail were unexpectedly high and has led us to conclude the concept couldn’t lead to a viable social business. Therefore we’ve decided to stop the endeavor. The primary reason was that we did not manage to find sufficient suitable buyers that would allow us to scale, both in the domestic and export market. › Read more

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Discovered: Crowdfunding for a Fair Marketplace

The fair online marketplace Discovered is growing rapidly with 43 new investors! Last Sunday, Discovered  joined the lifestyle Swan Market in Rotterdam. It was an excellent moment to display handmade items from emerging economies such as South Africa, Indonesia and India. Everyone loved to hear the stories behind the crafts and many visitors were enthusiastic to make a contribution. The online marketplace has already reached 58% of its goal, but there is still time to support the crowd funding campaign via Symbid.

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