2 days of innovation at Unbound Festival

Our team spent two jam-packed days at the UK's biggest and best innovation festival, Unbound, last week. We pitched Idea Drop live on stage, demoed our platform to 100s of London's leading startups and corporates and speed networked with some of the best European investors. Here's our round-up.

Indre Kulakauskaite
by Indre Kulakauskaite
idea drop team at unbound london 2017

We met many interesting people, many inspiring startups and influential industry thought leaders. We were overwhelmed by a number of people coming to our stand and giving us feedback, asking questions and injecting an enormous amount of confidence into our blood.  

Having so many smart people under one roof we thought to ourselves, what could be a better opportunity than this to launch an open challenge and collect some bright ideas on how to solve it. Even better – why don’t we launch two open challenges for social good!? So this is exactly what we did – we got 100 scratch cards and invited people to drop their ideas on our platform in return.

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Two challenges that we decided to solve at unbound London 2017:

How can we improve gender equality in the C-suite?

Research shows that fewer than one in 10 executive directors at Britain’s top companies are female. What needs to be done to improve gender equality in the C-suite?

How do we tackle homelessness?

The latest figures showed that 4,134 people slept rough across the UK on any given night in 2016. It is a 16% increase compared to the previous year, and more than double the amount in 2010. What could we do to reduce this number?

174 ideas were submitted on how to tackle these challenges. Here are some of the ideas that we really liked: 

Thank you all for sharing your ideas with us! We will make sure that these ideas reach the right people and hopefully, we will at least one being taken further.

All in all, we really enjoyed these two days and here are some of the highlights from our twitter account!

See you next year!

 

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