FOUNDING STORY: We want to hear about your “Aha!” moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution’s potential to change the world.
About a year ago 3 people were burned alive in a bank in downtown Athens, the result of a protest getting out of control. One of the people who died was a pregnant woman, a bank employee who even though the bank was open on a day which was declared as a national strike day, she went to work pregnant. Her sense of duty broke every stereotype of Greece I was so eagerly trying to avoid, thus having moved to New York over 12 years ago. This was not my country I remembered, I needed to retrun and to try to understand how the rage had reached this level of absurdity. I had just figured out how to use the video features on my camera and wanted to explore the prospect of teaching several talented photographers to become documentary filmmakers. The Prism.tv is the result.
Specify both the depth and scale of your solution’s social impact to date
Having the ability to explore ones country though a multitude of different perspectives even if some of them are conflicting and sometimes directly opposing each other. It allows for a form of transparency and honesty that does not seem to be frequent n the traditional media channels, which has lead in my opinion for a greater mistrust of large media corporations and news outlets.
What is your projected impact within the next 1-5 years? Is your idea replicable? If so, how?
there is no immediate plan for the next five years, there is not really anything out there right now which is similar to the Prism workshop and business model, but there is no barrier to entry other than the knowledge to execute such a thing.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and mark growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone