Originally created in Istanbul by Ashoka and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the ChangemakerXchange is a global collaboration platform for young social entrepreneurs. It gathers some of the world’s most exciting changemakers at summits around the world for the exchange and co-creation of ideas. The ChangemakerXchange now brings together young social entrepreneurs from 40 different countries in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia (Our first summit will be in Japan in June 2016).
We identify and connect young
innovators at summits around
the world to build a community of
like minded individuals
We create spaces and opportunities
for the exchange of ideas/resources/
challenges/best case practices/tools
(peer to peer learning)
We facilitate the co-creation
of new ideas and cross border
We are hosting a 5 day ChangemakerXchange summit in Japan!
Split between the cities of Hiroshima and Tsuwano this is guaranteed to be a unique experience. Participants will immerse into local culture, exchange learnings and knowledge with other changemakers and develop cross-border collaborations.
(Please note that at this point we can only accept applications from Japan, Germany, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore – as the program expands in Asia more countries will be added for future events)
Founded by Ashoka in 2012 and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung the ChangemakerXchange selects and gathers changemakers, aged 18 to 28, with a proven track record in driving exciting social ventures. Giving them a unique chance to share experiences, learn from each other and create cross-border collaborations the program now unites 170 young innovators across 40 countries with many more summits lined up already.
Social Innovators like Adam, 18, from Dublin, who after being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as a child himself – felt compelled to change society’s approach to Autism with ASIAM, a user-led awareness raising initiative and one-stop shop providing tools to empower the Autism community. Joining him at a summit in Istanbul was Sonia Ben Ali from France, creator of Urban Refugees. Since her teens she’s been lobbying for innovative programs to serve better the many million refugees worldwide who chose cities over camps as they seek refuge. Or Yeliz Öszöy, who co-founded Turkeys’ first crowdfunding platform, BiAyDa, 24 year old Mouna Boujmal, co-founder of the Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Morocco and Alexander Iscenco from Moldovia, pioneer of the ‘maker movement’ and mastermind behind Dreamups, an open innovation platform to scale crowdsourced ideas with an impact.
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