Spark - Shapers in Action!
Shapers in Action! was a social business accelerator designed to help social entrepreneurs in Ecuador grow sustainable for-purpose businesses. During the 3-day event, 10 Global Shapers from 3 different continents came to Quito to accelerate 3 social business that were selected amongst more than 50 applicants. These were: Dominga, a productive chain composed by Ecuadorian artisanal women dedicated to the elaboration of hand made garments; MOI Social Learning, a collaborative learning platform that integrates parents and teachers in the individual learning process of their children; and Hydroponia, a sustainable organic gardener project in a rural neighborhood in Quito. The 3selected social businesses were awarded 2k in seed capital and the winner, Hydroponia, received an extra 2k for its growth potential and commitment to improving the living conditions of low-income families in the Toctiuco neighborhood of Quito.