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General Questions
C'MON program

Is ChangeMakers'ON program for me?

If you are interested in social innovations and entrepreneurship the answer is most likely yes. Whether you are maker, engineer, do-gooder, executive, computer scientist, inventor, innovators, serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you are motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas you’ll fit right in. You don‘t even have to be an entrepreneur, just bring your ideas and let‘s change the world!

What should I bring?

• Laptop
• Power cord
• Business cards
• Camera – take pictures and video!
• Optional: A second monitor, keyboard, etc. set yourself up to be productive!
• Lots of creative energy!

Do I need to have a team?

No! There are two options for you:

Option 1. Teams formed by groups of friends/colleagues. If the team needs a certain type of person, for (developer, IT specialist, designer and so on) the organizers will find them and connect them to the team before the event.
Option 2. Individual entrepreneurs, developers, project managers, designers and marketers. As “Free agents” they will be offered to join a team of their choosing before the event.

How do I contact you?

If you have any qustions, don‘t be shy, just ask!
Email: office@europe-institute.com
Phone number: +370 620 95401

What is the price?

Once you have been selected, there is no any specific price or fee.
But if you feel the value donation is always welcomed. The donation money will be used to organize other events, to support social entrepreneurs. Even if you don‘t have an idea, you can still donate money. This way everyone can be a part of social innovations.

Donation can be done to:

VŠĮ “Europos socialinis verslumo ugdymo ir inovatyvių studijų institutas”
Code of enterprise: 302550323
VAT: LT100006006015
Bank: AB “Citadele“
Bank account: LT09 7290 0000 0170 0368
Bank code: 72900

Subject: C’MON

C'MON Boost Camp
just for Boost Camp

Who can participate?

C’MON Boost Camp has a mission to help your product enter into the market.
This is for teams which already have the product developed. This is not makers hackathon. This is business camp which helps your product to be commercialized.

If you do not have your team but want to participate & if you are:
– maker or/and
– engineer or/and
– do-gooder or/and
– executives or/and
– computer scientists or/and
– inventor or/and
– innovators or/and
– marketing specialist or/and
– psychologist or/and
– business developer or/and
– or have any other strong background and
– you want to make a global impact
HERE is the place for you! You can join teams which are missing you!

How should I apply?

If you have your social innovation developed register your team @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_Hc83GdylXsUzanxw03HQhr83a91VoVCS5Wzqj8N3TiX5Ew/viewform
If you have no your social innovation developed, but you want to join another team register @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv9aCsFaNVhOOFOqjTbU9WS2-n2zqp2EUBWsZ3WVIkwjueBw/viewform

If you want to join as an expert register @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeq-qdW5-yKUQLaCoaTkbtP9Pm7yJdWHG8VZx-bvzOIwWVIMQ/viewform

If you want to volunteer register @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAS7bbiqgEoIt3MMxVWEc12WkHuEOi7qBrZ1JLiHdji-UmYA/viewform

If you want to partner with ChangeMakers’ON contact us by:
e-mail: office@europe-institute.com (subject C’MON partner)
phone: +370 620 95401

Where & When next C'MON Boost Camp will take place?

When:
From 16 June 2017 to 22 June 2017. Check-it out Agenda 🙂
Arrival time: 3 pm, 16 June
Departure time: 3 pm, 22 June

Where:
House of creativity and consciousness “InTegra House”
Ežero g. 16, Subartėnų km., Elektrėnų sav.
54.644907, 24.762859 (WGS)

Check it out space on-line @ https://integra.house/

Do I have to participate all 7 days?

For ChangeMakers
Everyone who attends the event is expected to participate all days:) This is important not only to preserve the ‘vibe’ (“no talk, all action”) but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for your teams to develop your products. Agenda is very intensive based not only on “working” with your products, but there are a lot of sessions for personal skills as well as team-building activities planned.

*if you will not attend full program – you will not be able to get certificate of achievement.

For Speakers, Coaches & Guests
21st of June starting at 5 pm we want all of you to be in the closing party/
Other days – every one of you takes very important place on particular days.  Your own special time is arranged personally.
All other days, of course, it is a pleasure to see you there, but it is not obligatory.
Just let;s have in mind: more we contribute to our ChangeMakers – better result we achieve.
Organizers & Volunteers
We are here for ChangeMakers felt comfortable and could do their best for their products. That’s why – this is not the question. YES – we MUST be all the time.
Press
You can join us anytime.

What language do we speak?

English, since we come from various places from all over the world.
Lithuanian, if everybody is Lithuanian in the group.
* This time all “empathy” sessions will be delivered in Lithuanian (for to avoid language barrier and to ensure maximum result).
** Final pitching will be in English: we must train ourselves to pitch in English. Lithuania is too small country, we must think about single Market.

What's included in the package?

From you reach Boost Camp (16-22 June, 2017) place (InTegra House, address: Ežero g. 16, Subartėnų km., Elektrėnų sav.; 54.644907, 24.762859 (WGS)) almost everything is included 🙂
That means:
– food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks in between)
– non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea, water, soft drinks)
– overnight stays (more info in question: accommodations)
– 2 polo ChangeMakers’ T-shirts and 1 jumper (you will be asked to wear it. You can leave all your T-shirts at home 🙂 )
– pens, markers, notebook, log-book, bag
– training activities
– sessions
– workshops
– individual mentoring and all activities according to the information you find on the agenda.

What's not included in the package?

– transportation to the place
– extra food and drinks (but we think you will not be hungry for sure 🙂 )
– bed- clothes
– towel
– lap-top
– alcohol
– medicines (if you use some kind of medicines, be sure that you have packed it)

What food will be served?

Since we are on the C’MON Boost Camp our chef will make us food (breakfast, lunch). During the day we will have snacks and cold beverages available at all time.
For every dinner where is a grill planned. Our amasing chef will prepare us products which we will grill ourselves. (Let’s have fun 🙂 )

If you are allergic, a vegetarian or you want to make us aware of something regarding the food. Please inform us!

What accommodations will be provided?

We will sleep @ Sodų Salė (https://integra.house/erdves/). Mattresses will be already prepared. Just you need to have your own bed – clothes.

Is there a shower?

YES. There are showers and WC. As well as lake 🙂

What I should bring with me?

The essentials are:

– positive mindset
– bed- clothes
– towel
– lap-top
– medicines (if you use some kind of medicines, be sure that you have packed it)
– swimming suit
– sun cream
– sunglasses
– spray from mosquitos (if you are not in the very good relationship with them 🙂 )
– smartphone (or if you have a camera, take it as well)
– charger for your phone
– picnic-rug (if you would prefer not to sit on the grass while working outside. Of course where is always the choice to take a chair.)
– if you are playing guitar or any other instrument which is portable – take it
– electricity extension cord (if some cases if there will be very good weather and we will spend all our time in trainings outside

What it is better not to bring with me?

This is the checklist of better don’t PACK:

– T-shirts (you will get 2 everyone)
– notebooks, pens and all other stationary. Everything will be provided.
– alcohol (InTegra House doesn’t allow to use it 🙂 )

Rules of IntegraHouse

  • „inTegra House“ – sober space. It is prohibited  to bring or use alcohol.
  • The zone of berfoot. If you want to wear something while being inside, take your lovely socks or slippers.
  • We eat and drink or in restaurant or outdoors.
  • If you want to smoke – go to smoking zone.

Is there a wi-fi?

YES 🙂 we are in Lithuania, we could not afford start-up’ing with no wi-fi.

Who is the contact person?

We have 2:
Organizational details:
Indrė (indre@europe-institute.com, +370 647 39181)

Any question on the program:
Simona (+370 620 95401, office@europe-institute.com, www.facebook.com/simona.simulyte)

Just for C'MON Hackathons
C'MON weekends

Do I have to participate all 3 days?

Apart from Organizers, selected Coaches, Speakers, Jury members, and press, everyone who attends the event is expected to participate all days. This is important not only to preserve the ‘vibe’ of the event (“no talk, all action”) but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for working teams.

Is ChangeMakers'ON program for me?

If you are interested in social innovations and entrepreneurship the answer is most likely yes. Whether you are maker, engineer, do-gooder, executive, computer scientist, inventor, innovators, serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you are motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas you’ll fit right in. You don‘t even have to be an entrepreneur, just bring your ideas and let‘s change the world! The mission of C’MON hackathon is to develop the sustainable social business model.

Is accommodation provided?

For Hackathons: ChangeMakers are responsible for booking on their own transportation and lodging (if needed). If you are traveling and unfamiliar with the location, reach out to the local organizing team to ask for nearby recommendations. You can grab your sleeping bag, there will venues will allow attendees to stay over-night, but please make sure to check with the organizers beforehand.