Collaboration: Where the action is

Here is where you can find the tools we are using for communication, coordination and task/project management for all the current ongoing project organised by initative. If yours are missing, please add them in a comment:

General Edgeryders resources: All Edgeryders illustrations released under a Creative Commons license for free use (you can download them in high resolution from the flickr account):

The new Edgeryders community platform is under development. Until it is up and running we are using a combination of this blog, the Edgeryders Mailing List, Edgeryders Twitter account to say in touch. You can also email us:


1. Social Capital for Social Ventures

The Social Capital for Social Ventures (#sc4sv), led by Nadia El-Imam and Vinay Gupta. The idea is to mobilize non-monetary inputs towards social business creation: “By putting time and specialized skills (like language or design skills) at the disposal of new small enterprises, we take what we have (skills, time and talent) and use it to fill in the gaps left by what we don’t have: access to investments of financial capital. This is self-help into employment for a largely unfunded generation.”

2. Edgeryders Knowledge Integration Program

The Edgeryders Knowledge Integration Program (#EKIP), led by James Wallbank. The idea is to teach each other to develop locally sustainable businesses: “Participating EKIP initiatives [in the UK, Germany, Poland and Italy] have developed grassroots responses to local economic and social challenges, and are building sustainable business models based on their particular insights. Common factors include a strong engagement with information communication technologies, facilitation of peer-learning and co-working methodologies, flexibility to specific local conditions, and structural independence from large scale institutions.”

3. The unMonastery

The unMonastery (@unMonastery), led by Ben Vickers. The idea is to redeploy monastic life as a template for collaboration and innovation: “We’re working together to develop a new kind of social space that combines the best of hackspaces with a living environment, the primary function aims to actively serve the buildings local community.

4. Hacking the 2014 European Elections

More information to be posted about this soon …

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Das Baumhaus

We also entered the Competition with “Das Baumhaus”, a project to build a tree house for use as a public space in Berlin:

tree houses as new public spaces for growing sustainable ideas, interdisciplinary networks and creative collaborations for a better world

Edgeryders were into hacking elections long before that became a thing :laughing: