Among so many creative teams and good ideas in the first edition of the Social innovation challenge, both Ideas Factory and the jury couldn’t pick only THREE teams…  We chose TWELVE of them instead, six of which will receive full scholarship for the upcoming Changemaker’s Academy. All of you who were on 15.05 in betahaus Sofia had the chance to be introduced to the coolest ideas of the teams Shturkel (Sofia), Druzhina (Plovdiv), Bosonogite (Burgas), Sgovorna druzhina (Burgas), Asimilirai! (Stara Zagora) and Vratsa software (Vratsa).


And because of our Ideas-factory-nature we couldn’t stop here. We fabricated one 50%-scholarship for the Lolipopups (Sofia).

That, of course, wasn’t enough and four more teams received a 20%-scholarship for the Academy. Akademicite (Sofia), Promenyam (Sofia), Shipka (Sofia) and DoMeNew (Varna) were the teams that got the chance to join the community of changemakers.

The Fancy Trolls (Sofia), because of their greatly infectious enthusiasm and their installation in betahaus Sofia, received a special prize – tutorial support as well as a participation in one of the Academies and in the Empatheast Forum on the 14th and 15th of November in Plovdiv.

The Social innovation challenge didn’t end the last night. The challenge is a process in which all people who believe and work for the change are inseparable part of. Ideas Factory wants to show them that they’re not the only “crazy” ones.

If you also want to become one of the changemakers, register at There are 3 options – Changemaker’s Academy in Plovdiv (5-8 June), in Burgas (11-14 September) and in Vratsa (10-11 October).