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In January 2015, a large number of the OpenChateau participants gathered to define the type of framework that would be required to reach our goals and improve collaboration. Some of the most important messages and means of action of OpenTeam were laid: scaling impact by deploying both a digital and a human framework:
- The digital part would enable the connection of social entrepreneurs beyond country barriers, thanks to efficient digital matchmaking algorithms, the sharing of knowledge and a better access to finance
- The human part would guarantee the fundamental need to always value social interactions in between people that aim at designing a more sustainable future, thus taking into account vulnerable populations with low (or non-existent) access to technology or telecommunication infrastructures.
This is when Joanne joined the team and quickly became part of the leading members, today one of the two former cofounders. Also, Basma Tliba was one of the core members who made the OpenChateau event possible late 2014, and had a major role in the birth of the project throughout the first semester. Serene Liu, daughter of John D Liu met in Lima, quickly took part in the coreteam the whole year, to develop relationships with new peers in worldwide countries. Charlotte Portelli also joined the team and contributed during the second semester on partnerships and network development.
The project was impulsed with a strong collaborative approach, naturally stemming from its collective kick-off, and any motivated stakeholder was welcome to join in building the draft of our framework. As a consequence, many individuals have taken part in those foundations, bringing in time, sweat, network and funding during this challenging period. OpenTeam is dearly grateful to all the collaborative team members for their support. The full list of participants is listed later in the document.
On May 29th, 2015, our NGO was administratively formalized.
The following video was made during the first semester 2015 as a first communication support in relation to our work :