“What's in your life's blueprint?”
Year 2013, a peaceful night with a cup of Chinese tea in the heart of Malaysia. Thoughts, questions, answers follow one another! Every answer brings the next why? Finally the last answer is - "Being hope for those who are in need for a meaningful life!". That's how the concept of Sil. was founded.
The Start – Social Innovation Lab
Sil. Startup – Winner: SGD $20,000 (Singapore)
Launch: StartupAzerbaijan.az (Online Directory)
Launch – ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan
Deep Dive: Sil. Social Enterprises
Bootcamp 3 – Theme: Social Enterprise (Ganja)
Bootcamp 4 – Theme: Social Enterprise (Ganja)
National Final: ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan
Recognize: Phil Award 2017
Sil. Startup – Top 15 @ ClimateLaunchpad Grand Final (Cyprus)
Sil. Model – International Program (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Bootcamp 6 – Theme: Impact Technologies
Sil. Startup – Rainergy & Ivanka Trump
Sil. Model – International Program (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Launch – Sil. Impact Magazine (issue 1, 2018)
Big News! We launched Sil.'s Impact Magazine (issue 1, 2018) with the title of "Building an Innovation Legacy: One startup at a time!". The link to full magazine is here. It explains foundation of Social Innovation Lab and short success stories of some of our champios like Uviba, Catalyser and Papillon! You will find insightful info about all our programs and instruments, also methods and tools that we use to support aspiring entrepreneurs of any kind.
Applications Open: ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan 2018
Bootcamp 7 – Theme: Impact Technologies
Sil. ran 3 full day hands-on bootcamp with 43 aspiring entrepreneurs from high schools and universities. The participants worked on building their first startup venture under the guidance of Sil. trainer. Under the "fail fast, succeed faster" motto, they used tools like BMC, VPC, Intervention Design tools simplify, clarify and better articulate their business ideas under the supervision of program trainers and mentors. The program gave birth to 9 new startup ventures.
Bootcamp 8 – Theme: Impact Technologies (Ganja)
During the 2 days of intensive full day program, participants worked on their innovative business ideas ranging from alternative food, agriculture to smart solutions in education and health industry. Participants worked on refining their business models and products through utilizing most up-to-date tools like BMC and VPC and at the end of the bootcamp they pitched their products to the Jury. 1st Prize Winner - #Otmilk - a non-diary plant based alternative milk produced for emerging markets outside the US and Europe. We loved it! Otmilk was entitled a direct access to ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan acceleration program while all top 3 startup were given access to incubation program at UTECA.
Sil. Alumna: The Forbes Under 30 List!
Sil.'s alumna from ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan 2017 program made it into the Forbes under 30 list! This is the first ever occasion that someone from Azerbaijan made it into the Forbes under 30 list! We're very much humbled and proud as Sil. for being the organization behind this remarkable milestone!
The Start – ClimateLaunchpad Bootcamp 2018
ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan took off with a fantastic 2-days of Bootcamp on 21st - 22nd April. The Bootcamp was run by Frans Nauta, the founder of ClimateLaunchpad, Leyla Tagizade, Jasur Hasanov and Asif Ibrahimov, trainers of Social Innovation Lab.
Mind-blowing 15 startups went through series of hands-on workshops from defining right market segment, designing right value proposition to financial projections and jobs to be done. The Acceleration program will continue until 30th of June, 2018 on a weekly basis to support our cleantech entrepreneurs to solidify their business models, achieve product market fit and early traction.
StartUP Azerbaijan © Community: 5000+ Members!
Our StartUP Azerbaijan © community reached to 5000+ member! Being the most active and engaging group, the community members includes leading investors, experienced entrepreneurs and experts in the field and talented young and aspiring entrepreneurs to facilitate collaboration and growth of the Azerbaijani Startup Ecosystem.
Sil. Startup: International Recognition (Sparknews)
The idea of founding such a company occurred to four students while they were taking part in a Social Enterprise Bootcamp organized by Azerbaijan’s Social Innovation Lab on November, 2016. The participants had been asked to come up with a solution to address some of the emerging challenges of the modern world which also included – pollution.
Sil. Startup – International Startup Program (Kazan, Russia)
Our startup MyBostan.com - Fresh Store represents Azerbaijan in an international startup program Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 that was kicked off on 5th May and continues till 12th May.
Rockstars of MyBostan Togrul Abbasli, Huseyn Zeynalov and Tayfun Esref are rocking the Forum until 12th May to co-learn & compete for the seed investment among the 35 startups in the Forum from different parts of the world!
Sil. Founder – Jury & Speaker (International Tech Conference – Emerge, Minsk, Belarus)
"On behalf of Social Innovation Lab, I was honored to be one of the speakers at Emerge Conference in Minsk, Belarus. During the Philtech Panel Discussion I had opportunity to share lessons learned from my personal entrepreneurial journey and our practices at Social Innovation Lab, also contributed as a jury member of the Philtech Track to evaluate pitches of the startups from Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and more." says Jasur Hasanov, CEO, founder at Sil..
Sil. Startup – Winner: First Prize (Act In Space)
Launch – Creative Business Cup Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan joins to the world’s largest startup competition in creative industries, Creative Business Cup (CBC) and Sil. is the Official Organizer and the National Partner of CBC in Azerbaijan. CBC empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, connects them to investors and global markets and strengthens their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society.
Silicon Valley expert – Rick Rasmussen’s workshop
National Final: Climate Launchpad Azerbaijan 2018
Creative Business Cup Azerbaijan Bootcamp
İntroducing of our new web address
Creative Business Cup Azerbaijan 2018
Bootcamp 9 – Theme: Cleantech Ideation
Social Innovation Lab (Sil.) and UNDP Azerbaijan hosted Cleantech Ideation Bootcamp in BHOS to discover innovations that addresses one of the world’s most challenging issues – Climate Change!
On 22nd – 23rd December 33 entrepreneurs, 4 trainers, 6 mentors spent 2 full days together working on finding innovative solutions to tackle climate change through entrepreneurship.