NewDoor 2021 graduates present 12 social business projects
The 6th social entrepreneuership accelerator "NewDoor" has been completed. 12 social projects and 19 participants have graduated from the program.
Thanks to the support of the British Council in Latvia and the US Emabssy Riga, the most perspective projects received money prizes for their start fund.
The Most Promising Project
prize was given to Aija Vule's company "Kustības brīvība" (Freedom of Movement). It develops innovative ideas for active recreation by the water for families where one of the members has a movement disability.
The Social Impact Award
went to two projects - Sober Soul and Emotion Lab. Sober Soul team is led by Jānis Skrastiņš and Agnese Poikāne. They are developing a 90-day digital support program for people with various addictive disorders. On the contrast, Ance Gricmane's social enterprise "Emotion Lab", combines the fields of education, health and social by creating face-to-face and app based self-growth master classes with elements of Art Therapy.
The award of Most Inclusive Idea
was received by the company "Labojam". It will offer website development services and IT consulting where all empoyees are people with some sort of physical disability or mental disorder in order to support equal rights and break stereotypes.
"Pitch night" and graduation ceremony can be rewatched HERE