PICNIC Mexico was part of the Catapulta social innovation festival held from April 7 – 12, 2014 in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is a major hub for organizations working to eradicate poverty and improve life for the poorest people in Mexican society.
Under the call to action to “Re-define growth” in Mexico, PICNIC challenged social and sustainability entrepreneurs in Mexico and Latin America to focus on solving social and environmental challenges while building successful, impactful businesses.
Here’s a round up of the PICNIC Mexico program at Catapulta.
During this discussion, panelists and audience participants explored how to translate PICNIC Mexico’s call to action to ‘Re-define Growth’ from words into action. PICNIC Mexico team members discussed concrete examples of how social entrepreneurship is playing a part in shaping new foundations of our economy, our society and our personal lives.
PICNIC partnered with the Unreasonable Institute, Halloran Philanthropies, Make Sense, Ashoka and New Ventures Mexico to showcase 45 impactful social enterprises in Mexico. These companies are active in industries ranging from health, education, governance, community development to sustainable design.
The PICNIC Mexico Marketplace included:
¡CATAPULTA! blends the best experiences of an international social innovation summit and music festival, TEDx talks, film screenings, your favorite classroom, and an interactive game into a week-long adventure. Together, we catapult each others work, make connections, find mentors, point to resources, and bring together diverse and talented individuals to rapidly innovate new ways to increase well being and happiness. It is where brilliant, passionate innovators come to share time together, to listen and learn from each other.