|Rapid First Response Center@rfrc_eu|
Dorit und Alexander Otto Stiftung (link to video documentation) but over time networking connections widened and the project caught interest outside Germany. It was Greece, and CISCO's country manager, that led to the involvement of Startupboat. Soon enough the vision to bring one container to Samos (from where the founder of Startupboat comes from), just several hundred meters away from Turkish mainland, one of entry points of refugees to the European Community became reality.
Here the 'power of connection' becomes reality again. A week ago Mirko sent me notice of an event, as part of the #TLVweek (Tel Aviv Week) at Factory Berlin. Tuesday afternoon at 2pm I found myself in a small street in Berlin near U-Bahn station Bernauer Straße bumping into an arriving participant from Israel searching for the location.
Here you details to the event: Startupboat @ Factory
What happened then, overshot my expectations. Not only hearing about projects like ROC21, Institute for the Future, the Pritzker Prize, Park(ing) Day, Zaatari Refugee Camp (Jordan), National Day of City Hacking, Migration Work and more. Overwhelming to say the least. Connecting these dots, and enabling new developments and take adaptive moves to bring these early stage projects even more so forward into social impact and involving citizens and migrants alike.
|Paula of Startupboat|
|Mirko of RFRC|
Where there is a
vision there is a way
... and doing a final #PresencingStatus on this experience last week:
- Good - new learning, new contacts, widening the scope
- Tricky - coping with a cold, power plugs for smartphone rare (as most often)
- Learned - take opportunities as they open up; Impact Hubs involved (also part of #ulab)
- Action - connecting people with people in my network (done!), #ShapersUnited (Dresden)