Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.
Our project started as a social innovation grant submission at the New School University, where our team was one of the winners in the 2013 New Challenge competition. We continue to be fellows of the New School Social Innovation Initiative, where we receive business mentorship through workshops and collaboratories. The New School for Media Studies has provided us with technical equipment and editing and festival submission consultancy for the awareness raising documentary we are producing, covering social entrepreneurship initiatives for the mentally ill in Greece. Our main research and implementation partner organization in Greece is the Society for Social Psychiatry and Mental Health that supervises six social enterprises run primarily by mentality ill individuals. The Society for Social Psychiatry and Mental Health provides us with resources, research assistance, intern support, fundraising and grant submission consultation, and collaboration in the design of appropriate business practices for its vulnerable service users. The Cube Coworking space has granted us access to their 3D printing facilities, where we plan to produce designs and sell them in order to fundraise. We continue to build partnerships in order to ensure the appropriate testing of our ideas, our ability to provide community education, and the sustainability of our project.