Many awesome things happen during any Startup Weekend event: innovative ideas, team creation, products building, wonderful pitches, fantastic experience, etc. It is a really good lab to test many ideas. The latest and pioneering idea in the world related to Startup Weekend events happened last december in Málaga, Spain where Startup Commons participated as a sponsor at Startup Weekend Málaga 2014 in which Sostenibilidad a Medida measured how sustainable was the startup weekend event in order to compensate and transform it to be a carbon-neutral event.
Here you are a really thorough description from Juanjo Amate, founder of Sostenibilidad a Medida, in which he explains the whole process and next actions for the future:
“Shortly we can bring about what a Startup Weekend, beyond the opinions of our director, Juanjo Amate, who participated as a mentor to sustainability and social impact on the 2013 edition of SW Málaga and that surely will be endorsed by any I have participated as organizer, mentor or participant in one of these events are held weekly throughout the world.
Definitely startups are revolutionizing the world economy and their role of sustainability will be crucial to reach a green economy model, circular or sustainable truly transformational. Hence in Sostenibilidad a Medida are betting on developing tools that help startups to incorporate sustainability into their processes from the beginning, what we call Sustainability for Startups.
Beyond knowing, measure and compensate for the impact on sustainability of Startup Weekend Málaga, the important thing was to make the whole Startup Weekend community participant of this commitment and achieve through unconventional actions awareness, involve you with it and move the importance of combining economic and sustainability activity. We hope we have succeeded, once again thank you for your collaboration and especially the impact it has had and continues to have this initiative.”
Read the whole article on Startup Commons Blog.
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